Harris County Local Elections
May 6, 2017: Local Elections
Following are the local elections on the ballot for the May 6, 2017 Election in Harris County, Texas. Candidates are listed in alphabetical order. Not all races appear on all ballots. Races that cover all of Texas are listed on our Statewide Elections page. There may be additional elections going on in some of the individual political entities such as cities, school boards or utility districts. To view your specific sample ballot, please visit the Harris County Elections Office website.
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San Jacinto Community College District Election
PLEASE NOTE: Early Voting and Election Day Polling Locations, Dates and Times for San Jacinto College. The San Jacinto College website also features bios of the candidates.
Clear Creek ISD Election
Houston ISD Election
Humble ISD Election
Trustee, Position 5
Edgar M Clayton
Martina Lemond Dixon
Katy ISD Election
Trustee, Position 3
Ashley Vann (i)
Trustee, Position 4
Courtney Doyle (i)
Pasadena ISD Election
Pearland ISD Election
Spring Branch ISD Election
City of Deer Park Election
City of El Lago Election
City of Friendswood Election
Council, Position 5
John Scott (i)
Charter Amendment Proposition 1
Shall Section 3.01 of the Friendswood City Charter be amended to clearly provide that no person shall be elected to serve in any capacity on City Council for more than a total of four three-year terms?
Charter Amendment Proposition 2
Shall Section 3.01 of the Friendswood City Charter be amended to update the year in which elections for each City Council position are scheduled to be held?
Charter Amendment Proposition 3
Shall Section 3.06(c) of the Friendswood City Charter be amended to authorize the City Council to fill by appointment a vacancy on City Council when less than one year remains in the term of office at the time the vacancy occurs?
Charter Amendment Proposition 4
Shall Section 3.11(b) of the Friendswood City Charter be amended to clearly provide that ordinances proposed for an agenda by a member of City Council require approval of a majority of all members of the City Council before forwarding to the City Attorney for approval?
Charter Amendment Proposition 5
Shall Section 3.11(b) of the Friendswood City Charter be amended to eliminate the requirement that a proposed ordinance be posted at City Hall at least 72 hours before first reading while maintaining the requirement that it be posted in at least one public place at least 72 hours before first reading?
Charter Amendment Proposition 6
Shall Section 3.11(b) of the Friendswood City Charter be amended to provide that the reading of an ordinance which requires two readings may take place at either a regular or special Council meeting?
Charter Amendment Proposition 7
Shall Section 3.11(b) of the Friendswood City Charter be amended to clarify that an ordinance requiring two readings is considered rejected if approval on final reading is not obtained within 90 days of the first reading?
Charter Amendment Proposition 8
Shall Section 4.01, subsections (a) and (c), of the Friendswood City Charter be amended to clarify that the appointment or removal of the City Manager shall require an affirmative vote of five or more members of City Council?
City of Hilshire Village Election
City of Humble Election
City of Jersey Village Election
Justin Ray (i)
Councilmember, Place 2
Greg Holden (i)
City of Katy Election
Proposed Amendment 1
Shall Article Iii. The Mayor, Section 1. Office Created: Qualifications: Term, be amended by changing language to reflect he shall hold his office for three years? This provision would become effective January 1, 2018.
Proposed Amendment 2
Shall Article Iii. The Mayor, Section 12. Limitation Of Number Of Terms Of Mayor, be amended by changing the term from three (3) consecutive regular two-year terms to reflect two (2) consecutive regular three-year terms? This provision would become effective January 1, 2018.
Proposed Amendment 3
Shall Article Iv. The Council, Section 2. Term, be amended by changing the term from three (3) consecutive regular two-year terms to reflect two (2) consecutive regular three-year terms? This provision would become effective January 1, 2020.
Proposed Amendment 4
Shall Article X. Taxation, Section 4. Board Of Equalization: Appointment: Qualifications: Section 5. Powers Of Board Of Equalization; And Section 6. Records Of The Board Of Equalization, be deleted from the Charter?
Proposed Amendment 5
Shall Article Xi. Franchise, Section 3. Ordinance Granting Franchise, be amended by changing the requirement that every ordinance granting, renewing, extending, or amending a public utility franchise shall be read at three regular meetings of the Council, to reflect that the caption of every ordinance granting, renewing, extending, or amending a public utility franchise shall be read at three regular meetings of the Council?
City of La Porte Election
City of Pasadena Election
City of Pearland Election
City of Piney Point Village Election
City of Seabrook Election
City of Shoreacres Election
Alderman At-Large (vote for 0, 1, 2 or 3)
Kimberly Sanford (i)
Nancy J Schnell (i)
The governing body of the municipality of Shoreacres appointing a City Manager and setting by ordinance the salary of the Manager.
City of South Houston Election
Joe Soto (i)
Alderperson Position 1
Mary Castillo (i)
Alderperson Position 2
Willie Rios (i)
Alderperson Position 3
Cynthia Piña (i)
Alderperson Position 4
Mauro Berrera Jr
Irene Tamayo (i)
Alderperson Position 5
Louis Martinez (i)
City of Stafford Election
Leonard Scarcella (i)
Councilmember (vote for 0, 1, 2 or 3)
Wen Guerra (i)
Arthur "AJ" Honoré (i)
Virginia Rosas (i)
Lawrence Vaccaro Jr