Voters in the Gulf Coast Region cast their ballots on Saturday in the elections for various city and school leadership positions, as well as some special county propositions.
Brazoria County elections included charter propositions in Alvin; and two city council seats in Pearland.
Two of the 10 charter amendments in Alvin failed. Proposition 1 would have deleted term limits for the mayor and Proposition 2 would have deleted the reference to the first Saturday in May as the date for the city’s general election. All of the other amendments were approved.
Pearland incumbent City Council Member Greg Hill was reelected and Tony Carbone won a three way race for the second position on the city council.
Fort Bend County had a proposition for the creation of Emergency Services District No. 6, as well as council positions and charter amendment propositions in Missouri City.
The voters defeated the proposal for the emergency services district.
Incumbent Missouri City City Council Member Don Smith was reelected but incumbent City Council Member Bobby Marshall will face Yolanda Ford in a runoff.
All 15 charter amendments were approved by Missouri City voters.
Galveston County had elections for the proposed creation of the Bolivar Emergency Services District No. 2, as well as positions in the cities of Bayou Vista, Jamaica Beach, Santa Fe, Dickinson, Kemah and Clear Lake Shores; and board of trustee positions at La Marque Independent School District and College of the Mainland.
The emergency services district in Bolivar was approved.
Daniel S. Konyha was elected mayor of Bayou Vista. Incumbent Alderman Mark Johnstone was reelected and will be joined by Vaun Henry and Bill Spiller who were elected to the city council.
Clear Lake Shores Mayor Vern Johnson was reelected. Incumbent Council Member Al Burns, Jr. was reelected and will be joined by Jan Bailey on the council.
Incumbent Dickinson City Council Member William King, III was reelected, but incumbent City Council Member Mark Townsend was defeated by Wally Deats. Bruce Henderson was also elected to the city council.
Incumbent Friendswood City Council Member Patrick McGinnis was reelected and will be joined by Carl Gustafson on the city council.
Steve Spicer was elected mayor of Jamaica Beach. Incumbent Aldermen Brad South and Mary Morse were reelected to the city council.
Kemah Mayor Bob Cummins was reelected, but incumbent Council Member Pat Buchanan was defeated by Wanda Zimmer and incumbent Council Member Wayne Rast was defeated by Robin Collins.
Santa Fe voters approved a bond election for a new Justice Center. Incumbent city council members Ronald “Bubba” Jannett and Pat McCrary were reelected, but incumbent Council Member Joe Carothers will face Pam Schwertner in a runoff.
Rachel Lee Delgado was elected to the College of the Mainland Board of Trustees.
Voters in the Clear Creek Independent School District approved a bond issue. Incumbent Trustee Ann Hammond was reelected. Gary Renola and Laura DuPont will face each other in a runoff election for the other board position.
La Marque Independent School District Trustee Shirley Fanuel was reelected.
A bond referendum proposed by Galveston County Water Control and Improvement District 12 was approved.
In Harris County, Guidry News Service covered elections in Deer Park, La Porte, Pasadena, Shoreacres, Taylor Lake Village and Webster.
Jerry Mouton, Jr. was elected mayor of Deer Park. Sherry Garrison was elected to the city council.
La Porte voters approved 30 charter amendments.
Pasadena Mayor Johnny Isbell was reelected. Cody Ray Wheeler defeated incumbent Leroy Stanley in the District E race. Incumbent council members Orlando Ybarra, Don Harrison, Pat Van Houte were reelected. There will be a runoff election between Bruce Leamon and Barbara Legler for District B. (Correct)