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May 9, 2015 Local Elections

Following are the local races on the ballot for the May 9, 2015 Local Elections in Harris County, Texas. Candidates are listed in alphabetical order. Not all races will appear on all ballots. To view your specific sample ballot, please visit the Harris County Elections Office website.

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Lee College District | Alief ISD | Clear Creek ISD | Deer Park ISD | Goose Creek ISD | Humble ISD | Katy ISD
Klein ISD | La Porte ISD | New Caney ISD | Pasadena ISD | Pearland ISD | Deer Park | Friendswood | Hedwig Village
Hilshire Village | Humble | Hunters Creek Village | Jersey Village | Missouri City | Pasadena | Pearland
Piney Point Village | Seabrook | Shoreacres | Webster | West University Place



Lee College District Election
Early Voting Locations, Dates and Times for the Lee College Elections
Election Day Polling Places for the Lee College Elections
Board of Regents (vote for 0, 1, 2 or 3)
Weston Cotten
Daryl Fontenot
Mark Hall (i)
Mark Himsel (i)
Joseph Daniel "Dan" Mendoza
Gina Roberson Rivon

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Alief ISD Elections
Early Voting Locations, Dates and Times for the Alief ISD Elections
Election Day Polling Places for the Alief ISD Elections
Board of Trustees, Position 4
Natasha Butler
Dedre "Dede" Jefferson
Celia I Morgan
Gigi Myung
Bond Proposition
The issuance of $341,000,000 bonds for the construction, renovation, acquisition and equipment of school buildings in the district, including but not limited to a new career and technology education center, professional development space, fine arts space, gymnasiums, Americans with Disabilities Act modifications, safety and security renovations, pre-kindergarten instructional classroom additions to existing campuses and/or new construction for pre-kindergarten including technology, land and associated construction costs for expansion of pre-kindergarten, and the purchase of technology, school sites and the levying of a tax in payment thereof.

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Clear Creek ISD Election
Early Voting Locations, Dates and Times for the Clear Creek ISD Elections
Election Day Polling Places for the Clear Creek ISD Elections
Board of Trustees, District 5
James Cunningham
Trent Martin

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Deer Park ISD Elections
Early Voting Locations, Dates and Times for the Deer Park ISD Elections
Election Day Polling Places for the Deer Park ISD Elections
Board of Trustees, Position 1
Rhonda Leigh Lowe (i)
Board of Trustees, Position 2
Albert Lee Giddens (i)
Board of Trustees, Position 3
Ryan Taylor (i)
Board of Trustees, Position 6
Barbara Garcia
Jason Morris (i)

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Goose Creek ISD Elections
Early Voting Locations, Dates and Times for the Goose Creek ISD Elections
Election Day Polling Places for the Goose Creek ISD Elections
Board of Trustees, District 3
Jerry Fallin
Jessica Woods
Board of Trustees, District 4
Vicky Melo (i)
Board of Trustees, District 6
Jimmy Smith (i)
Board of Trustees, District 7
Daniel Blackford (i)

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Humble ISD Elections
Early Voting Locations, Dates and Times for the Humble ISD Elections
Election Day Polling Places for the Humble ISD Elections
Board of Trustees, Position 2
Keith Lapeze (i)
Board of Trustees, Position 6
Johnny R O'Connor Jr
Heath Rushing (i)
Board of Trustees, Position 7
Nancy Morrison
Robert Scarfo (i)

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Katy ISD Elections
Early Voting Locations, Dates and Times for the Katy ISD Elections
Election Day Polling Places for the Katy ISD Elections
Board of Trustees, Position 6
Bryan Michalsky (i)
John Pendergraff
Board of Trustees, Position 7
Charles Griffin (i)
Leonard Ledford

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Klein ISD Bond Election
Early Voting Locations, Dates and Times for the Klein ISD Election
Election Day Polling Places for the Klein ISD Election
Proposition
THE ISSUANCE OF $498,100,000 OF BONDS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION, ACQUISITION, AND EQUIPMENT OF SCHOOL BUILDINGS, THE PURCHASE OF SITES FOR SCHOOL BUILDINGS, AND THE PURCHASE OF SCHOOL BUSES, AND THE LEVYING OF THE TAX IN PAYMENT THEREOF.

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La Porte ISD Elections
Early Voting Locations, Dates and Times for the La Porte ISD Election
Election Day Polling Places for the La Porte ISD Election
Board of Trustees, Position 4
Bob Guy
Lee Wallace (i)
Board of Trustees, Position 5
David L Janda Jr (i)
William Stone

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New Caney ISD Bond Election
Early Voting Locations, Dates and Times for the New Caney ISD Election (scroll down to page B-8)
Election Day Polling Places for the New Caney ISD Election
(scroll down to page A-7)
Proposition
The issuance of school building bonds in the amount of $173,000,000 for the purposes of acquiring, designing, renovating, constructing, and equipping school facilities and the purchase of necessary sites for school facilities, and the levying of a tax in payment thereof.

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Pasadena ISD Elections
Early Voting Locations, Dates and Times for the Pasadena ISD Elections
Election Day Polling Places for the Pasadena ISD Elections
Board of Trustees, Position 5
Kenny Fernandez
Alvino Gonzalez
Larry Savala (i)
Board of Trustees, Position 6
Marshall Kendrick (i)
Lydia Velasquez
Board of Trustees, Position 7
Chuck Maricle
Vickie Morgan (i)
Erica Davis Rouse

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Pearland ISD Elections
Early Voting Locations, Dates and Times for the Pearland ISD Elections
Election Day Polling Places for the Pearland ISD Elections
Board of Trustees, Position 3
Virgil F Gant (i)
Mark Lewis
Kelvin L Williams
Board of Trustees, Position 4
Sean P Murphy
Andrew Solomon (i)

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City of Deer Park, TX Elections
Early Voting Locations, Dates and Times for the City of Deer Park Elections
Election Day Polling Places for the City of Deer Park Elections
Mayor
Jerry Mouton (i)
Council, Position 1
Sherry Garrison (i)
Council, Position 2
Thane Harrison (i)
Betty Lemley
Shelley D Stokes
Council, Position 3
Gerald Cothran
Tommy Ginn
Proposition
Shall the City Council of the City of Deer Park be authorized to adopt the Type B economic development sales and use tax within the City at the rate of one-half of one percent, authorized by chapters 501 and 505 of the Texas Local Government Code for public park purposes and events, and which is limited to the following list of projects and includes land, buildings, equipment, facilities, and improvements for such projects, and related improvements that enhance such projects: replacement of the restroom facilities in Dow Park with a new pavilion structure that includes a stage, restrooms, and a concession stand; an indoor pool; expansion of the existing Maxwell Center and parking lot; renovation of baseball fields including but not limited to the Spencerview sports complex (Durant Fields); renovation of the girls softball facilities at the Youth Sports Complex; development of soccer fields; and the development of hike and bike trails?

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City of Friendswood, TX Elections
Early Voting Locations, Dates and Times for the City of Friendswood Elections
Election Day Polling Places for the City of Friendswood Elections
Mayor
Kevin Holland (i)
Council, Position 1
Philip Caltabiano
Steve Rockey (i)
Michael Wood
Council, Position 3
Jim Hill (i)

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City of Hedwig Village, TX Elections
Early Voting Locations, Dates and Times for the City of Hedwig Village Elections
Election Day Polling Places for the City of Hedwig Village Elections
Mayor
Brian T Muecke
Sue Speck (i)
Council, Position 1
Barry Putterman (i)
Council, Position 3
Robert Wiener (i)
Council, Position 5
William J Johnson (i)

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City of Hilshire Village, TX Elections
Early Voting Locations, Dates and Times for the City of Hilshire Village Elections
Election Day Polling Places for the City of Hilshire Village Elections
Councilmember, Position 3
Russell Herron
Councilmember, Position 4
Paul R Maddock (i)
Councilmember, Position 5
Bill Bristow
David Gunn (i)

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City of Humble, TX Elections
Early Voting Locations, Dates and Times for the City of Humble Elections
Election Day Polling Places for the City of Humble Elections
Mayor
Merle Aaron
CL "Bill" Conner
Council Member, Place 1
Charles "Andy" Curry
Council Member, Place 2
Ray Calfee
Council Member, Place 5
Stephen Hale
David R Pierce

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City of Hunters Creek Village, TX Elections
Early Voting Locations, Dates and Times for the City of Hunters Creek Village Elections
Election Day Polling Places for the City of Hunters Creek Village Elections
Mayor
David Wegner
Council Member, Position 4
Chip Cowell
Shanoop Kothari
Steven Schweitzer
Mary Smith
Council Member, Position 5
Jim Pappas (i)

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City of Jersey Village, TX Elections
Early Voting Locations, Dates and Times for the City of Jersey Village Elections
Election Day Polling Places for the City of Jersey Village Elections
Mayor
Justin Ray
Council Member, Place 2
Greg Holden (i)
Council Member, Place 3
Harry Beckwith III (i)
CJ Harper

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City of Missouri City, TX Elections
Early Voting Locations, Dates and Times for the City of Missouri City Elections
Election Day Polling Places for the City of Missouri City Elections
City Council, District A
Yolanda Ford (i)
Bobby Marshall
City Council, District B
JaPaula Kemp
Don Smith (i)
City Council, District C
Anthony George Maroulis
City Council, District D
Floyd Emery (i)

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City of Pasadena, TX Elections
Early Voting Locations, Dates and Times for the City of Pasadena Elections
Election Day Polling Places for the City of Pasadena Elections
Councilmember, District A
Keith Nielsen
Ornaldo Ybarra (i)
Councilmember, District B
Bruce Leamon (i)
Celestino Perez
Councilmember, District C
Emilio Carmona
Sammy Casados
Councilmember, District D
JE "Bear" Hebert
Pat Riley
Cody Ray Wheeler
Councilmember, District E
Cary Bass
Larry Peacock
Councilmember, District F
Jeff Wagner
Councilmember, District G At Large
Steve Cote (i)
Pat Van Houte
Councilmember, District H At Large
Oscar Del Toro
Darrell Morrison (i)

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City of Pearland, TX Elections
Early Voting Locations, Dates and Times for the City of Pearland Elections
Election Day Polling Places for the City of Pearland Elections
Councilmember, Position 2
Adrian Hernandez
Trent A Perez
Derrick Reed
Quentin Wiltz
Councilmember, Position 4
Adrienne Bell
Keith Ordeneaux (i)

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City of Piney Point Village, TX Elections
Early Voting Locations, Dates and Times for the City of Piney Point Village Elections
Election Day Polling Places for the City of Piney Point Village Elections
Councilmember, Position 1
John Ebeling (i)
Councilmember, Position 2
Dale Dodds (i)
Councilmember, Position 5
Ron Goodwine (i)
Brian Thompson

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City of Seabrook, TX Charter Election
Early Voting Locations, Dates and Times for the City of Seabrook Election
Election Day Polling Places for the City of Seabrook Election
Charter Amendment Proposition 1
Shall Article II, "The Council", Section 2.01, "The Council" be amended to allow a member of Council, including the Mayor, to be elected for no more than two consecutive 4-year terms rather than two consecutive three-year terms as currently provided in the Charter, to begin with the General Municipal Election in 2017 for the Mayor and Councilmembers in positions 2, 4 and 6 and in 2018 for Councilmembers in positions 1, 3 and 5? This proposed amendment would delete the prior historical charter language related to three-year terms. This amendment is expected to save money, as there will be fewer elections.
Charter Amendment Proposition 2
Shall Article II, Section 2.05, "Vacancies, forfeiture, filling of vacancies", Subsection (c), "Filling of Vacancies" and related charter requirements for filling a vacancy, including Section 8.13, "Results of election", Subsection (b) "Recall", be amended to allow an affirmative vote of four or more Councilmembers to fill a vacancy on Council by appointment if the remaining term of the vacant position is 12 months or less as permitted by state law? This amendment is expected to save money, as appointment is less costly than a special election.
Charter Amendment Proposition 3
Shall Article II, Section 2.08, "Administrative offices and departments" be amended to delete the list of city departments, as the names and number of departments can periodically change by approval of an ordinance by City Council? This amendment has no expected budget impact.
Charter Amendment Proposition 4
Shall Article II, Section 2.09, "City Secretary" be amended to require an affirmative vote of four or more councilmembers to appoint and remove a City Secretary? Currently, appointment of a City Secretary requires an affirmative vote of two-thirds of all councilmembers present. This amendment has no expected budget impact.
Charter Amendment Proposition 5
Shall Section 2.08, "Administrative Departments" and Section 2.09 "City Secretary" be relocated from Article II "The Council" to Article IV "Administrative Departments" for easier reference? There is no other revision associated with this amendment. This amendment has no expected budget impact.
Charter Amendment Proposition 6
Shall Article II, Section 2.12, "Rules of Procedure" be amended to clarify generally that all required Council actions shall be adopted by an affirmative vote of a majority of Councilmembers present and voting aye or nay, except as provided elsewhere in the Charter or in state law? Currently, Section 2.12 incorrectly states that the only exception to this voting requirement is Section 2.05. This amendment has no expected budget impact.
Charter Amendment Proposition 7
Shall Article II, Section 2.13, "Passage of Ordinances in General," Subsection (b), "Procedure" be amended to delete the following: "A proposed ordinance may be amended at any reading but any ordinance amended in substance, as determined by Council, shall automatically be placed again on first reading at a subsequent meeting. Amendments involving such items as typographical, grammatical or spelling changes or renumbering of sections shall not be considered substantive"? This amendment is proposed to provide consistency in application, to avoid ambiguity and to remove the continuing requirement for Council interpretation of what constitutes "substance". This amendment has no expected budget impact.
Charter Amendment Proposition 8
Shall Article II, Section 2.13, "Passage of Ordinances in General," Subsection (c), "Effective Date" be amended to require that City ordinances with penal provisions shall be posted on the city website within 10 days of approval and the effective date after passage shall be governed by state law to avoid potential conflict with statutory provisions? Currently, the City Charter requires that such ordinances shall be effective after posting on the city website and TV channel for a period of two (2) weeks. There is no change to the requirement that ordinances with penal provisions must be published once in the official city newspaper. This amendment has no expected budget impact.
Charter Amendment Proposition 9
Shall Article II, Section 2.14, "Emergency Ordinances" be amended for uniformity to require an affirmative vote of at least four Councilmembers to approve an emergency ordinance, except as otherwise specified by Charter? Currently, the charter requires an affirmative vote of only 2/3's of Councilmembers present. This amendment has no expected budget impact.
Charter Amendment Proposition 10
Shall Article II, Section 2.15, "Authentication, Recording, Codification, Printing and Distribution of Ordinances" Subsection (b), "Codification" and Subsection (c), "Printing of Ordinances and Resolutions" be amended to require that the "Seabrook City Code" and all approved ordinances and resolutions shall be available for review by the public at city hall and on the city website? Currently, the Charter provides only that these documents must be available to the public at City offices and in a library selected by Council. This amendment is expected to save labor and materials in copying.
Charter Amendment Proposition 11
Shall Article IV, "Administrative Departments", Section 4.02, "City Attorney," Subsection (a), "Appointment and Qualifications" and Subsection (d), "Removal" be amended to require an affirmative vote of four or more Councilmembers to appoint and remove a City Attorney? Currently, the City Attorney may be appointed and removed by an affirmative vote of a majority of Councilmembers present. This amendment has no expected budget impact.
Charter Amendment Proposition 12
Shall Article V, "Financial Procedures," Section 5.21 "Citizen approval required for certain expenditures and use of reserved funds" be updated, clarified and consolidated to address current and future City funding needs? This amendment is proposed to allow the City to apply for time-critical grant opportunities requiring matching funds, adjust for changing state mandates and avoid a fixed limitation that fails to address current city financial status by allowing the City Council to approve non-emergency capital expenditures in an amount not to exceed 20 percent of the combined General and Enterprise Operating and Reserve Fund Budgets, less any required fund balance established by the city finance policy in effect at the time of the expenditure. Voter approval shall be required for non-emergency capital expenditures greater than this amount. Currently, non-emergency capital expenditures of $1,000,000 or more or 30 percent or more of the Reserves must be approved by a majority of Seabrook voters. Budget impact cannot be quantified due to variables.
Charter Amendment Proposition 13
Shall Article VII, "Nominations and Elections", Section 7.01, "Nominations and Elections" be amended to permit the general City election to be held on a date other than the second Saturday of May, in accordance with state law? November elections, as currently authorized by statute, may save money if election is held with Harris County.
Charter Amendment Proposition 14
Shall Article IX, "Municipal Court", Section 9.02, "Judge of the Municipal Court" be amended to require an affirmative vote of four or more councilmembers to appoint and remove the Municipal Court Judge and Alternate Judges? Currently, judges are appointed by a majority of councilmembers present. This amendment has no expected budget impact.
Charter Amendment Proposition 15
Shall Article X, "Franchises and Public Utilities", Section 10.05, "Ordinances Granting Franchises" be amended to provide that franchise ordinances shall be approved in the same manner as other city ordinances requiring two readings, unless otherwise required by state law? Currently, franchise ordinances require three readings and shall not be acted upon until 42 days after the first reading and the full text of the ordinance shall be published one time in the city's official newspaper. Budget impact cannot be quantified due to variables.
Charter Amendment Proposition 16
Shall Article XI, "General Provisions", Section 11.08, "Fire Department and Fire Marshal", be amended to allow expansion of potential service providers by recognizing that providing fire protection services to citizens is essential and that the city may continue to provide this service through the Volunteer Fire Department and/or other fire service providers as permitted by law? Currently, the only two provisions for fire service listed in the Charter are by a contract with the Seabrook Volunteer Fire Department or by the establishment of a paid city fire department. Budget impact cannot be quantified due to variables.
Charter Amendment Proposition 17
Shall Article XI, Section 11.18, "Charter Review Commission" be amended to allow the appointment of a Charter Review Commission no sooner than two (2) years and no later than five (5) years after the most recent appointment of the Commission? Currently, the Charter limits the appointment of the Charter Review Commission to once every five (5) years at the first Council meeting in July. Budget impact cannot be quantified due to variables.
Charter Amendment Proposition 18
Shall Article XI, Section 11.16, "Amending the Charter" and Section 11.18, "Charter Review Commission" be combined for easier reference? The new Section 11.16 shall be titled "The Charter Review Commission and Amending the Charter" and all subsequent sections in Article XI shall be renumbered accordingly. This amendment has no expected budget impact.
Charter Amendment Proposition 19
Shall Article XI, Section 11.24, "Comprehensive Master Plan Review Commission" be amended to allow the appointment of a Commission no sooner than two (2) years and no later than five (5) years after the most recent appointment of the Comprehensive Master Plan Review Commission and to allow Council to extend the six (6) month term of the Commission? Currently, the Charter limits the appointment of the Comprehensive Master Plan Review Commission to once every five years and there is no provision for a term extension. Budget impact cannot be quantified due to variables.
Charter Amendment Proposition 20
Shall Article XI, Section 11.28, "Other Charter Requirements" be amended to clarify, confirm and specify that all city appointees of boards, corporations, organizations, committees and other related entities shall conform to the requirements of the Charter provisions regulating personal interest, conflicts of interest, nepotism and ethics? Currently, the Charter refers to entities and does not specify individual members. Budget impact cannot be quantified due to variables.

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City of Shoreacres, TX Elections
Early Voting Locations, Dates and Times for the City of Shoreacres Elections
Election Day Polling Places for the City of Shoreacres Elections
Alderman At-Large (vote for 0, 1, 2 or 3)
Ron Hoskins
David Jennings
Jerome McKown
Neil Moyer (i)
Kyle B Rhodes
Nancy J Schnell (i)

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City of Webster, TX Elections
Early Voting Locations, Dates and Times for the City of Webster Elections
Election Day Polling Places for the City of Webster Elections
Council, Position 1
Jennifer Keller Heidt
Bill Jones
Diana Newland (i)
Council, Position 2
Alexandra "Alex" Dietrich (i)
Andrea Giamfortone Wilson
Council, Position 4 (Unexpired Term)
Beverly A Gaines
Floyd H Myers

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City of West University Place, TX Elections
Early Voting Locations, Dates and Times for the City of West University Place Elections
Election Day Polling Places for the City of West University Place Elections
Mayor
Susan Sample
Council Members (vote for 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4)
Burt Ballanfant
Bruce Beneke
Sonny Brandtner
Bob Kelly
Brennan Reilly
Steven Segal
Philip J Snyder
Mardi Turner


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