Filing ends today for the May 14 General Election, with several cities looking to decide their future mayors at the ballot box.
In Brazoria County, Mayor Gary Appelt will compete with Troy Lewis for re-election in Alvin. Former city manager Paul Horn had filed for the mayoral race, but later withdrew. Pearland Mayor Tom Reid will face a challenge from former city council member Kevin Cole.
In Galveston County, Matt Wiggins will seek another term as Kemah’s mayor, and Bob Cummins has filed to run against Wiggins. Toni Randall is facing challenge in her re-election bid for League City mayor by Tim Paulissen, who currently serves on Position 6 of the city council.
The Village of Tiki Island also will have a contested mayor’s race on the ballot. Ted Kennedy, presently acting as mayor after the passing of Mayor Phil Hopkins, has filed for the mayor’s seat as has Tim Cullather.
In Harris County, Glenn Royal has filed for election as mayor of Seabrook, and so far is unopposed. Incumbent Mayor Gary Renola is term limited and cannot seek re-election. In El Lago, filings had yet to be received to fill the mayor's seat, currently held by Brad Emel.
In Jefferson County, Beaumont Mayor Becky Ames has drawn a challenge from Christopher James Jones for re-election.
Several other cities in the Gulf Coast region are also holding mayoral elections, but as yet remain uncontested.
Candidates may file until the deadline at 5 p.m. today. For a list of local races in Brazoria, Harris, Galveston and Jefferson counties, visit the GuidryNews.com Elections Page. Click Here