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Spacer Guidry News Gazette Election Returns
Galveston College
Election Day in Southeast Texas
by Garrett Bryce and Jim Guidry
Sunday, May 09, 2010

Joe Jaworski was elected Mayor of Galveston in Saturday's election.  Nassau Bay Mayor Donald Matter and Port Arthur Mayor Deloris "Bobbie" Prince were reelected.

GuidryNews.com followed elections in Brazoria County, Galveston County, Harris County-Bay Area Houston and Jefferson County.

In Brazoria County, Juan Sifuentes Terry Droege and Ramiro Mondragon were elected to the Alvin City Council.

Alvin Community College incumbent Mac Barrow defeated two challengers to win another term on the college's Board of Regents.

In Pearland Ed Thompson was elected to the city council; and a charter amendment changing the date the city's budget must be adopted, to bring it in line with state law, was approved.

In Galveston County, Joe Jaworski was elected Mayor of Galveston in a five-person race.

In Galveston City Council District 1, incumbent Tarris Woods was forced into a runoff with Rusty Legg.

In District 2, incumbent Linda Colbert will meet Angela Brown in a runoff.

In District 3, incumbent Elizabeth Beeton will face Sheryl Rozier in a runoff.

District 4 incumbent Susan Fennewald was defeated by Charles "Chris" Gonzales.

In District 5 Steve Greenberg, a former member of the city council, was elected.

In District 6 Dianna Puccetti, who previously represented the district, was elected to a new term on the city council.

Galveston Independent School District bond election for a $35 million multi-purpose sports stadium was soundly defeated.

Also in Galveston County, Bayou Vista voters voted to reauthorize a one-quarter percent sales tax for road maintenance.

Lela Ann Hammond was elected to serve on the Clear Creek Independent School District Board of Trustees.

Richard Sowrey, Jackie Fuller and Tami Perkins were elected to the Clear Lake Shores City Council.  Clear Lake Shores had two propositions on its ballot.  Proposition 1, to allow the city to use previously approved sales and use tax revenues in the construction of the town center project, was approved.  Proposition 2, which would have authorized the issuance of $900,000 in Clear Lake Shores Economic Development Bonds to finance the town center project, was defeated.

Dickinson City Council Member Mary Dunbaugh easily defeated a challenger and won reelection.

Voters in the Dickinson Independent School District reelected incumbent trustees Patty Halter, J.T. Floyd and Linda Butler.

Dr. Pat McGinnis was elected to the Friendswood City Council; but Jeff Moser will face Dierdre Carey Brown in a runoff. (Correct)

Keith Herzogenrath defeated incumbent Gwen Megale for election to the Galveston County Municipal District 12 Board of Directors.

Voters in Hitchcock elected Frank Lopez to the city commission.

Incumbents Estelle Holmes and Shirley Price were reelected to the Hitchcock Independent School District Board of Trustees.

Jamaica Beach City Council incumbents Eddie Burke and Sherwood "Woody" Green were reelected and will be joined on the city council by Gene Montgomery.

In Kemah, incumbent Robin Collins was reelected and will be joined by Breton L. Spry on the city council.

In League City, Joanna Sharp Dawson was elected to the city council; and all 19 charter amendments, including a provision to change to a council-manager form of government, were approved.  Proposition Language

Santa Fe voters defeated a bond referendum for the issue of $4.82 million to build a new police station.

Texas City Independent School District voters elected Bryan Thompson to the school board.

In Harris County-Bay Area Houston, voters in La Porte reelected Tommy Moser and Louis Rigby to the city council; and also re-authorized a one-fourth percent sales tax for maintenance and repair of municipal streets.

Nassau Bay Mayor Donald Matter was reelected; and Bob Waters was elected to the city council.

Seabrook voters approved a ballot proposition for continuation of the Crime District; and approved 32 of 40 charter amendments.  Proposition Language

In Taylor Lake Village, Douglas W. Shows and Alan R. Koelemay were elected to the city council.

In Jefferson County, Port Arthur voters reelected Mayor Deloris "Bobbie" Prince, who had faced challenges from three candidates.

For the vote tallies in these races  Click Here




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