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May 5, 2018 Election Returns
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May 5 General Election Candidate Filing Ended
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Monday, February 19, 2018

The deadline to file for election to city council and school district positions in the May 5 Election ended on Friday.

In Brazoria County, Alvin has three positions with terms expiring in May. Incumbents Adam Arendell and Keith Thompson filed for re-election to District B and District C, respectively. Brad Richards filed for re-election for At-Large Position 1.

Pearland City Council has two positions with terms expiring in May. Derrick Reed has filed for re-election to Position 2 and is unopposed. Position 4, which is currently held by Keith Ordeneaux, received three filings, with Adrian Hernandez, Dalia Kasseb and G.C. Sonny Atkins on the ballot.

Alvin Community College has three positions on the board of regents expiring in May. Kam Marvel has filed for Position 1, and is unopposed. Incumbent Bel Sanchez and Lloyd Cox have filed for Position 2. In Position 3, Dr. Jim Crumm has filed and is unopposed.

In Fort Bend County, incumbent Mayor Joe Zimmerman has filed for re-election, and is challenged by Diana Miller.

Incumbents Himesh Gandhi and Mary Joyce have filed for re-election for At-Large Positions 1 and 2, respectively.

In Galveston County, Galveston Mayor Jim Yarbrough has filed for re-election and is unopposed for another term.

Incumbents Amy Bly and Craig Brown are unopposed for District 1 and District 2, respectively. Frank Maceo has filed for another term in District 3, and is challenged by David Collins. Jason Hardcastle has filed for District 4, which is currently held by Mike Doherty.

Jeff Antonelli, Chris Petrowski and John Paul Listowski have filed for election to District 5, which is currently held by Terrilyn Tarlton-Shannon. Incumbent Carolyn Sunseri has filed for re-election to District 6, and is unopposed.

Bayou Vista received no challengers to incumbents who filed for another term on its city council. Mayor Daniel Konyha, and city council members Bob Althaus, James Cook and Tami Inman are seeking another term. Inman is seeking to fill an unexpired term ending in May 2019. Inman had been appointed to the position.

The city will also hold an election to re-authorize a one-quarter of one percent sales tax for street maintenance.

In Friendswood, Omar Peck and Mike Foreman have filed to run for mayor. City Council Position No. 1 incumbent Steve Rockey has filed for re-election, and is challenged by Michael Wood. Trish Hanks and Philip Ratisseau have filed for election to Position No. 3.

Friendswood is also holding a special election for Position No. 4, which is held by Mike Foreman, who has filed to run for mayor.

In Hitchcock, Mayor Dorothy Childress has filed to fill the unexpired term of Anthony Matranga. Childress currently serves as mayor, after being appointed following Matranga's resignation. Incumbent Randy Stricklind has filed for re-election as Commissioner for District 3, and is challenged by Ted Robinson, Sr. Incumbent Commissioner for District 4 Mark Cook has filed for re-election and is unopposed.

Jamaica Beach received four candidates for three at-large positions on its city council. Incumbents Sherwood Green and Marci Kurtz, as well as Russell Rupertus and Jacob John Grow have filed for the election.

In Kemah, incumbents Teresa Vazquez-Evans, Kyle Burks and Matthew Wiggins have filed for re-election to their positions on the city council and are unopposed.

La Marque Mayor Bobby Hocking has filed for re-election, and is challenged by Kimberly Jones Yancy. Keith Bell and Robert Michetich have also filed for re-election to their positions on the city council, and are unopposed.

Santa Fe Mayor Jeff Tambrella has filed for another term and is challenged by Jason Tabor. Jason O'Brien has filed for election to Place 2 on the Santa Fe city council and is unopposed, and incumbent Corey Jannett is unopposed for re-election to Place 3.

In Texas City, several candidates are unopposed for positions on the city commission.

Mayor Matthew Doyle and commissioners Dorthea Jones and Jami Clark will serve another term on the city commission. Bruce Clawson, Dee Ann Haney and Phil Roberts have filed for the two at-large positions on the city commission. Earl Alexander and Johnny Hollowell have filed for District 1, and Abel Garza has filed for District 2.

Village of Tiki Island incumbents Tom Fisher, Karen Hearring and Hunter Neblett are unopposed for re-election to the board of aldermen.

Galveston College's regular election ballot includes three positions on the college's board of regents. Incumbents Florentino “Tino” Gonzalez, Fred Raschke and Karen Flowers have filed and are unopposed for re-election to Positions 1, 2 and 3, respectively.

The college is also holding a special election for the unexpired term for Position 7. Marie Robb, George Liberato, and Richard Prets, Jr. have filed for the position.

Galveston Independent School District will hold a special election seeking $31 million in bonds for the rehabilitation, renovation and related construction of school buildings and for the purchase of new school buses. (Correct)

Texas City Independent School District has two positions on the ballot in May. Hal Biery has filed for re-election to District 6 on the board of trustees and is unopposed. Thad Spears and Dr. Nelson Juarez have filed for an at-large position.

The district will also hold a special election for the issuance of a $136.1 million in bonds for replacement of four schools and implementation of three district-wide initiatives.

Clear Creek Independent School District has three contested positions on the ballot in May.

Incumbent Page Rander has filed for re-election to District 4 on the board of trustees, and is challenged by Jeff Larson. Incumbent Jay Cunningham is seeking re-election to District 5, and is challenged by Michelle Moore and Yvonne Tibai. Incumbent Charles Pond, as well as Jake Berry and Jennifer Muras Broddle have filed for At-Large Position A.

In Harris County, La Porte has three candidates who filed to run for mayor, including incumbent Louis Rigby, as well as Chuck Rosa and Wyatt Smith.

Incumbent Chuck Engelken has filed for District 2 and is unopposed, while Bill Bentley has filed for District 3 and is also unopposed.

The city will also hold a special election to amend the city's charter to provide that a candidate for mayor or city council be a resident 12 months prior to Election Day, as opposed to 12 months prior to the day they file for office.

Deer Park incumbents Bill Patterson, Ron Martin and Rae Sinor have filed for another term on the city council, and are unopposed.

El Lago has three seats with terms expiring in May. Jim Kelly has filed for re-election to Position 3, and is challenged by Darin Clark. Incumbent John Skelton has filed for Position 4 and is unopposed for serving another term. Ann Vernon has also filed for another term in Position 5. Roger Nylin has also filed for Position 5.

In Morgan's Point, incumbent Mayor Michel Bechtel and Council Member Tim Harris have filed for re-election and are unopposed. Paul Francis has filed for Position 4, which is currently held by Thomas Sheffield.

Nassau Bay received no challenges in the four positions with terms expiring in May for the city. Mayor Mark Denman has filed for re-election, and Ashley Graves has filed for City Council Position 2, which is currently held by Sandra Mossman. Incumbent Bryce Klug has filed for Position 4, and Matt Prior has filed for Position 6, which is currently held by Bob Warters.

Seabrook received multiple candidates for the three city council positions expiring in May. Mike Giangrosso and Ed Klein have filed for Position 1, Jeff Larson and David McLendon for Position 3, and incumbent Glenna Adovasio, Buddy Hammann and Ivie Buske has filed for re-election to Position 5.

In Shoreacres, incumbent Mayor Kimberly Sanford has filed for re-election and is challenged by David Jennings. Ricky Bowles, Neil Moyer and Sara Andrews have filed for two at-large council positions.

The city will also hold a special election with a proposition on whether the city should be consolidated with the City of La Porte.

Taylor Lake Village has three city council positions with terms expiring in May. Mack Eisenberg, and incumbents Tony Galt and Bob Davee have filed and are unopposed.

In Webster, incumbents Jennifer Heidt and Andrea Wilson have filed and are unopposed for re-election to the city council.

Early voting for the election begins on April 23 and continues through May 1.




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