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Mayors Races on the Ballot on Saturday
by Garrett Bryce
Friday, May 13, 2011

Voters in several cities along the Gulf Coast will cast their ballots on who will take the helm as mayor of their town on Saturday as voting day takes place in the General Election.

In Brazoria County, both the cities of Alvin and Pearland have options for their mayor. Incumbent Mayor Gary Appelt will face write-in candidate Little Sanford in Alvin. Troy Lewis also remains on the ballot as a candidate, but has announced he is not actively seeking election. Longtime Mayor Tom Reid faces challenge from Kevin Cole, a former city council member in Pearland.

In Galveston County, Bobby Rosenquist, a current aldermen on the Bayou Vista city council, will compete with Greg Dunker for the currently vacant mayor's seat. Kemah Mayor Matt Wiggins faces challenge from Bob Cummins, and League City Mayor Toni Randall is facing current council member Tim Paulissen for her re-election.

At the Village of Tiki Island, current city council member Ted Kennedy and Tim Cullather will be on the ballot to take over the mayor's seat left empty by the passing of previous Mayor Phillip Hopkins. In La Marque, Mayor Geraldine Sam will seek to retain her position in a recall election.

In Harris County, Glenn Royal and Jordan Voor will compete for the Seabrook mayor's seat, which is currently held by Gary Renola, who has reached his term limit.

In Jefferson County, incumbent Mayor Becky Ames faces a challenge from Christopher “Unc” James Jones.

Voters will also choose other city, school and college leaders on Saturday, as well as decide on issues such as the issuance of bonds by College of the Mainland, and Seawall Parking in Galveston, and various charter amendments in other cities. For a list of all elections, visit the GuidryNews.com Election Page. Click Here




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