Candidate filing ends Monday in local school board and city races that are on the November 6 election ballot, with contested races developing in League City and Galveston Independent School District.
League City, which changed its election date from May to November, has three city council positions in the running, as well as several charter amendment propositions.
Mick Phalen, Mike Lee and Phyllis Sanborn, who hold Positions 3, 4 and 5, respectively, had their terms extended from May to November due to the change. Phalen and Sanborn, both retired, have filed for re-election. Lee has yet to file, and all three positions are contested.
Heidi Thiess, a firearms dealer, has filed to run against Phalen for Position 3, while Geri Bentley, an interior designer, has filed to run against Sanborn in Position 5. John E. Babcock, a safety engineer, and Todd Kinsey, a freelance writer, have both filed for Position 4.
Galveston Independent School District also has three seats with terms expiring in November.
Carol Greaney-Wurst has filed for re-election to District 4-D, with Linda Dolfi filing as a challenger.
Dr. Jeff Temple, who was recently appointed to District 1-A, and Mary Cazares, also an appointment in District 3-C have both filed for election to full terms and are currently unopposed.
Friendswood Independent School District has four positions with terms expiring in November. Positions 1-4 on the board, currently held by Mike Shaw, Dr. Matt Robinson, Tony Hopkins and Dr. Rebecca Hillenburg, respectively, are on the ballot for November. All four have filed for re-election and currently do not have challengers.
The local races will be listed with national, state and county area races in November.