The list of candidates in various races in the November 6 election drew closer to completion on Monday, as filing ended for city and school board races, and the Galveston Republican Party nominated candidates to two county races.
As the filing deadline passed on Monday, League City drew a total of eight candidates for three positions on its city council. The incumbents in the three positions had their terms extended after the city chose to change its election date to November as opposed to May.
In Position 3, Incumbent Mick Phalen filed for re-election, and faces challenge from Heidi Thiess. Position 4 incumbent Mike Lee did not file for re-election, which drew three candidates. John Babcock Todd Kinsey, and Jay Frederick Ewend have filed for election to that seat.
Position 5 incumbent Phyllis Sanborn has filed for another term, and is facing challenge from Geri Bentley and David Hake.
Voters in League City will also cast their ballots on seven charter amendment propositions in November. The amendments include changes to council member and mayoral term limits; increasing council terms from three to four years and to hold biennial elections in even numbered years; allowing the mayor to vote in all items of city business; and a referendum on whether to prohibit or to continue the city’s red light camera program. League City Ballot Information
Incumbent school board members in both Friendswood and Santa Fe school districts will serve new terms beginning in November, after filing unopposed for re-election.
In Friendswood Independent School District, Positions 1-4 on the board, currently held by Mike Shaw, Dr. Matt Robinson, Tony Hopkins and Dr. Rebecca Hillenburg, respectively, are unopposed, with only the incumbents filing for their seats.
Santa Fe Independent School District incumbents for Billy Burns and Darnell Gwin, who are in Position 1 and Position 2, respectively, also filed and received no challengers.
Galveston County’s Republican Party on Monday nominated candidates to run for District Clerk and Justice of the Peace, Precinct 7.
The party nominated John Kinard to run for District Clerk, while former League City Mayor Toni Randall was selected as a candidate for Justice of the Peace in Precinct 7.
"Toni Randall and John Kinard have been strong campaigners, dedicated to the Republican Party,” Galveston County Republican Party Chair Barbara Meeks said. “Both bring unique insight and skills and Republicans will be well represented.”
Kinard will run against Democratic Party nominee Latonia Wilson, while Randall will challenge John Collins for the Justice of the Peace seat.
Houston City Council drew two candidates for a special election to Houston City Council District E. Council Member Mike Sullivan, who currently represents District E, is vacating his seat to run for Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector.
Lonnie Allsbrooks and Dave Martin have filed to run in the special election.
Houston voters will also decide on a $410 million bond referendum. The bond includes expenditures for public safety, health and sanitation, affordable housing, library and parks projects.
Houston Independent School District will have a $1.89 billion bond referendum on the November ballot. Report
Houston Community College has also placed a $425 million bond referendum on the ballot. News Release
Early voting in the November 6 General Election begins October 22 and will run through November 2.