Wednesday was the first day for candidates to apply for a spot on ballots for the May 6 election. A number of cities and school districts in Galveston County plan to hold elections this year. The following elected positions are eligible for elections this year.
Candidates seeking election or re-election must submit an application by Feb. 17.
-- La Marque: Two council seats, for District B and District D, are up for an election. Chris Lane is the current District B representative. Clent Brown currently represents District D.
-- Dickinson: The mayor and council positions 1, 3 and 5 are up for an election. The current mayor is Julie Masters. The council seats are held by Charles Suderman, Walter Wilson and Louis Decker.
-- Jamaica Beach: The mayor’s seat and two alderman positions are up for election. Steve Spicer is the current mayor. The eligible alderman positions are held by Terry Hudson and Rosemary Lindley.
-- Hitchcock ISD: District 3 and District 5 are open on the Hitchcock Independent School District School Board of Trustees. District 3 is currently represented by Edward Wilson. District 5 is represented by Chad Allen.
-- Dickinson ISD: District 1 and District 2 are eligible for an election on the Dickinson Independent School District Board of Trustees. District 1 is represented by Board President Mike Mackey. District 2 is represented by board secretary Veanna Veasey.
-- Texas City ISD: Three positions are open on the Texas City Independent School District Board of Trustees. District 3 and District 5 are eligible to be filled for full three-year terms. District 3 is represented by Tom Prouty. District 5 is represented by Dickey Campbell. The district will also hold an election for a two-year term for the District 2 position. Manuel Guajardo, the last person elected to that position, died on June 22, 2016. Mabel Pratt was appointed to fill that position until an election could be held.
-- Clear Creek ISD: Two positions, District 2 and District 3, are open on the Clear Creek Independent School District Board of Trustees. District 2 is represented by Win Weber. District 3 is represented by Ken Baliker.
(John Wayne Ferguson can be reached at 409-683-5226 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter, @johnwferguson.)