Brazoria County Local Elections

May 6, 2017: Local Elections

Following are the local elections on the ballot for the May 6, 2017 Election in Brazoria 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 Brazoria County Elections Office website.

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Port Freeport Election

Commissioner, Position 1

Shane W Pirtle
Larry Stanley

Commissioner, Position 2

John Hoss (i)

Angleton ISD Election

Trustee, Position 3

Tommy Gaines (i)
Jaime Moreno

Trustee, Position 4

Bill Garwood (i)

Columbia-Brazoria ISD Election

Trustee, Position 5

Nick Kondra (i)

Trustee, Position 6

Jackie Gotcher
John S Vernor (i)

Trustee, Position 7

Linda Huebner (i)
Ronnie Stewart Jr

Danbury ISD Election

Trustee, Position 1

Chris Henken
Roy LoStracco
Charlie Munson

Trustee, Position 2

Jason Reioux (i)
Bill Stahl
Tara Bulanek Williams

Pearland ISD Election

Trustee, Position 1

Charles Gooden Jr (i)

Trustee, Position 2

Rusty DeBorde (i)
Mike Floyd

Trustee, Position 3 (Unexpired Term)

Pam Boegler (i)
Trevor Hale
Al Lloyd

Sweeny ISD Election

Trustee, Position 1

Adam Troy Davidson
Connie Cummings McAda (i)

Trustee, Position 5

Paul M Kibodeaux
Carolyn "Jan" Reddoch (i)

Trustee, Position 7

Peggy Ellis (i)
Jenny Thompson-Massey

City of Alvin Election

Mayor

Paul A Horn (i)
Andy Reyes

Councilmember, District E

Gabe Adame (i)

Proposition 1: Annexation and Disannexation

Shall Article I, Section 5, of the City Charter, be amended to eliminate additional annexation and disannexation procedural requirements in the absence of applicable State law?

Proposition 2: Governing Body

Shall Article II, Section 1, of the City Charter, be amended to revise term limits to eliminate the nine (9) year tenure restriction for holding the office of mayor or councilmember by providing that no mayor or councilmember may serve more than three (3) consecutive terms of office (inclusive of unexpired terms) without abstaining from holding office for the position of mayor or councilmember of the city for at least one full term of office?

Proposition 3: Qualifications

Shall Article II, Section 2, of the City Charter, be amended to delete the reference concerning indebtedness to the city being a disqualification for eligibility for office?

Proposition 4: Transition

Shall Article II, Section 3, of the City Charter, be amended to delete the completed 2006 term transition of the governing body?

Proposition 5: Vacancies in Office

Shall Article II, Section 4, of the City Charter, be amended to conform with State law to provide the procedure for filling a vacancy of office?

Proposition 6: Investigative Powers of the Council

Shall Article II, Section 6, of the City Charter, be amended to update terminology and allow council the discretion to provide a penal ordinance for contempt by failing or refusing to obey a subpoena?

Proposition 7: Throughout the Entire Charter

Throughout the City Charter, shall all instances of "city clerk" be changed to "city secretary"?

Proposition 8: Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem

Shall Article II, Section 8, of the City Charter, be amended to provide that the mayor shall appoint a mayor pro tem at the first regular meeting following the election of members of council?

Proposition 9: Meetings of Council

Shall Article II, Section 9, of the City Charter, be amended to permit the mayor and city council to take appropriate action at a properly called special city council meeting?

Proposition 10: Meetings of Council

Shall Article II, Section 9, of the City Charter, be amended to allow notice of special meetings to be given to each member of council in a manner other than each councilmember's regular address?

Proposition 11: Publication of Ordinances

Shall Article II, Section 12, of the City Charter, be amended to provide for publishing of ordinances in the official newspaper or as otherwise authorized by State law?

Proposition 12: Publication of Ordinances

Shall Article II, Section 12, of the City Charter, be amended to delete the requirement that ordinances require ten days after publication to take effect?

Proposition 13: The Official Ballot

Shall Article III, Section 3, of the City Charter, be amended to provide for the official ballot process in accordance with the general election laws of the State?

Proposition 14: Initiative

Shall Article IV, Section 2, of the City Charter, be amended to delete the redundant language concerning the adoption of an ordinance proposed by the initiative process?

Proposition 15: Action on Petition

Shall Article IV, Section 9, of the City Charter, be amended to eliminate the requirement for a formal legal opinion from the city attorney as a prerequisite for council taking action on a petition?

Proposition 16: Powers and Duties of the City Manager

Shall Article V, Section 3, of the City Charter, be amended by removing the requirement that the city manager present the council an inventory of all city owned property and equipment and a written status report on all franchises granted by the city as part of the annual budget?

Proposition 17: Chief of Police

Shall Article V, Section 5, of the City Charter, describing the procedure for appointment and other qualifications of the Chief of Police be deleted in its entirety?

Proposition 18: Limitation on Department Head Authority

Shall Article V, Section 6, of the City Charter, be amended to authorize the city manager to delegate certain duties concerning the employment processes for city employees?

Proposition 19: Health Authority

Shall Article V, Section 8, of the City Charter, be amended to conform with State law by providing that the Health Authority administer laws relating to public health?

Proposition 20: Employee Pay Plans, Personnel Policies, etc

Shall Article V, Section 10, of the City Charter, be amended to authorize city council to provide rules, plans and city policies and practices concerning promotions and other personnel matters?

Proposition 21: Classified Service

Shall Article V, Section 11, of the City Charter, concerning classified services be deleted in its entirety?

Proposition 22: City Clerk

Shall Article V, Section 12, of the City Charter, concerning the procedure for appointment and other duties and responsibilities of the city clerk be deleted in its entirety?

Proposition 23: Judges of the Municipal Court

Shall Article VI, Section 2, of the City Charter, be amended to delete the character qualifications for the judge of the municipal court?

Proposition 24: Judges of the Municipal Court

Shall Article VI, Section 2, of the City Charter, be amended to establish that all municipal judges are appointed by city council?

Proposition 25: Judges of the Municipal Court

Shall Article VI, Section 2, of the City Charter, be amended to change all references of "alternate" judge to "associate" judge?

Proposition 26: Budget a Public Record

Shall Article VII, Section 3, of the City Charter, be amended to delete the requirement that the city manager provide copies of the budget to all interested persons?

Proposition 27: Notice of Public Hearing on Budget

Shall Article VII, Section 4, of the City Charter, be amended to provide that notice of the public hearing on the budget will be provided in accordance with State law?

Proposition 28: Budget Establishes Appropriations

Shall Article VII, Section 10, of the City Charter, be amended to permit the city manager, or his or her designee, to transfer authorized appropriation balances from one account or fund to another within a single office or department?

Proposition 29: Budget Establishes Appropriations

Shall Article VII, Section 10, of the City Charter, be amended to require the city manager to report all inter-departmental or interfund budget transfers to city council?

Proposition 30: Purchase Procedure

Shall Article VII, Section 11, of the City Charter, be amended to eliminate the requirement that purchase procedures can only be adopted by ordinance?

Proposition 31: Purchase Procedure

Shall Article VII, Section 11, of the City Charter, be amended to provide that the city shall review the purchase procedures every two years and make recommendations to the council regarding changes?

Proposition 32: Annual Audited Financial Report

Shall Article VII, Section 15, of the City Charter, be amended to update the language to current practice and terminology concerning independent audits of the city performed by a certified public accounting firm that is recommended by the city manager or chief financial officer and approved by the council?

Proposition 33: Annual Audited Financial Report

Shall Article VII, Section 15, of the City Charter, be amended to eliminate the requirement that the annual audit be published in the city's official newspaper?

Proposition 34: Depository and Withdrawals

Shall Article VII, Section 18, of the City Charter, be amended to update the language concerning the selection of a depository to conform to State law?

Proposition 35: Throughout the Entire Charter

Throughout the City Charter, shall all instances of "finance director" be changed to "chief financial officer"?

Proposition 36: Ad Valorem Taxes

Shall Article VII, Section 23, of the City Charter, be amended to delete outdated language and update the language concerning the assessment and collection of ad valorem taxes to conform with State law?

Proposition 37: Use of Sales and Use Tax

Shall Article VII, Section 29, of the City Charter, be amended to apportion two-thirds of sales and use tax funds received by the city to be used only in connection with streets, drainage, and sidewalks?

Proposition 38: Joint Tax Administrative Agreements

Shall Article VII, Section 30, of the City Charter, be amended to remove the city manager's duty to take aggressive action to collect delinquent taxes?

Proposition 39: Joint Tax Administrative Agreements

Shall Article VII, Section 30, of the City Charter, be amended to reflect that a copy of the delinquent tax roll shall be made available for public inspection in the city secretary's office?

Proposition 40: Department of Finance

Shall Article VII, Section 31, of the City Charter, be amended to update provisions to current practices by deleting the publication requirement for the city financial statement?

Proposition 41: Planning Commission

Shall Article VIII, Section 1, of the City Charter, be amended to reduce the maximum number of members of the city planning commission from fifteen to eleven?

Proposition 42: Planning Commission

Shall Article VIII, Section 1, of the City Charter, be amended to provide that the commission is not required to meet monthly but shall meet when there are matters necessary for consideration by the commission?

Proposition 43: Vacancies

Shall Article VIII, Section 3, of the City Charter, be amended to provide the ability for a majority of the planning commission to approve excused absences of commission members?

Proposition 44: Zoning and Land Use Agency

Shall Article VIII, Section 6, of the City Charter, concerning zoning and land use agency be deleted in its entirety?

Proposition 45: Adoption of Zoning Ordinance

Shall Article VIII, Section 7, of the City Charter, providing additional requirements for adoption of a zoning ordinance be deleted in its entirety?

Proposition 46: Parks and Recreation Board Created

Shall Article IX, Section 1, of the City Charter, be amended to change the number of board members of the parks and recreation board from seven persons to not less than seven persons and not more than nine persons?

Proposition 47: Appointment, Terms of Members

Shall Article IX, Section 2, of the City Charter, be amended to clarify that parks and recreation board members are appointed by council?

Proposition 48: Vacancies

Shall Article IX, Section 5, of the City Charter, be amended to provide the ability for a majority of the parks and recreation board members to approve excused absences of board members?

Proposition 49: Ordinance Granting Franchise

Shall Article X, Section 4, of the City Charter, creating additional publication requirements for ordinances granting a franchise be deleted in its entirety?

Proposition 50 Transfer of Franchise

Shall Article X, Section 5, of the City Charter,be amended to include a requirement that any assignment of a public utility franchise would require council approval?

Proposition 51: Franchise Value Not to be Allowed

Shall Article X, Section 6, of the City Charter, establishing that no value shall be assigned to any franchise granted by the city be deleted in its entirety?

Proposition 52: Public Records

Shall Article XI, Section 2, of the City Charter, be amended to provide updated terms and name of the Public Information Act to conform with State law?

Proposition 53: Nepotism

Shall Article XI, Section 8, of the City Charter, be amended to prohibit the city from employing a person related within the second degree by affinity or the third degree by consanguinity to the mayor, any member of the council or the city manager?

Proposition 54: Board of Ethics and Compliance

Shall Article XI, Section 10, of the City Charter, establishing a board of ethics and compliance be deleted in its entirety?

Proposition 55: Charter Review Commission

Shall Article XI, Section 16, of the City Charter, be amended to require that commission members be residents of the city?

Proposition 56: Charter Review Commission

Shall Article XI, Section 16, of the City Charter, be amended to delete the requirement for council to publish the commission report in the newspaper?

Proposition 57: Submission of Charter to Electors

Shall Article XI, Section 17, of the City Charter, requiring the original charter to be submitted to voters be deleted in its entirety?

City of Angleton Election

Mayor

Hardwick Bieri
Jason A Perez

Council, Position 2

Martin Stulberg
Williams M Tigner (i)

Council, Position 4

Bonnie McDaniel (i)

Village of Bailey's Prairie Election

Alderman At Large (vote for 0, 1, 2 or 3)

Oscar Greak (i)
Cheryl McBeth
Judith McElya (i)
John Ontiveros (i)

City of Brazoria Election

Council Position 1

Stephanie M Cribbs
David Larry Cryer Jr

Council Position 3

Gary Kersh (i)
Bill Lott

Council Position 5

Felecia Buchanan
Susan Swanner Parker

City of Clute Election

Municipal Judge

Edmond Baker Jr
Randy Smith (i)
Arnold Vaughn

Proposed Amendment 1

Shall Section 8.05 be amended to clarify the use by the Brazoria County Tax Office and the Brazoria County Appraisal District in the assessing and collection of taxes for the City?

Proposed Amendment 2

Shall Section 1.02 be amended to reflect that the boundaries of the City are those established on June 2, 1952, and thereafter changed by annexation and disannexation proceedings according to the records maintained by the City Clerk?

Proposed Amendment 3

Shall Section 5.02 be amended by adding new Item (31) authorizing the City Council to establish by ordinance, to be readopted annually, an ethics policy for all elected officials, members of all boards and commissions and employees when representing or doing business for the city in any capacity?

Proposed Amendment 4

Shall a new Section 5.04 be added to provide for the removal of any member of the City Council who is absent from three (3) consecutive regularly scheduled meetings without a written explanation found at the next succeeding regularly scheduled meeting to be sufficient by the other members of the City Council?

Proposed Amendment 5

Shall Section 15.19 be amended to establish a five (5) business day time frame for the Mayor or at least three (3) members of the City Council to allow a review of the termination of a discharged employee?

Proposed Amendment 6

Shall a new Item (7) be added to Section 5.02 authorizing the removal by the City Council of elected or appointed officers of the city in the manner provided by law or the provisions of the charter?

Proposed Amendment 7

Should Item (11) of Section 5.02 authorizing the City Council to employ and remove or discharge administrative officials or employees, or delegate the same to designated persons, be repealed?

Proposed Amendment 8

Should Item (1) of Section 5.02 be amended to provide that the City Council shall appoint and remove the City Manager but not the Chief of Police and Item (b) of Section 7.02 be amended to provide for the appointment and supervision of the Chief of Police by the City Manager?

Proposed Amendment 9

Should Item (8) of Section 7.01 be amended to provide the manual of policies containing rules and regulations developed by the City Manager, subject to the approval of the City Council, include all city employees?

Proposed Amendment 10

Should Item (c) of Section 7.02 be amended to provide that the manual of policies containing rules and regulations for the governance of police officers and other employees of the police department be developed by the chief of police subject to the approval of the City Manager?

Proposed Amendment 11

Should Items (a), (b) and (c) of Section 9.03 be amended to provide the City Manager shall appoint and remove the Municipal Court Clerk and other employees of the Municipal Court and they shall all be subject to the manual of policies containing rules and regulations developed by the City Manager for all city employees?

City of Danbury Election

Council At Large (Vote for 0, 1, 2 or 3)

Wesley Baldwin (i)
Lori Duke
Larry L Linscombe Jr (i)
Brenda Milligan
George Phillips (i)

City of Freeport Election

Mayor

Troy Brimage
Tyrone "Ty" Morrow

City of Iowa Colony Election

Mayor

Michael "Buck" Holton (i)

Council Position 3

Robin Bradbery (i)
Vince Patterson

Council Position 4

Kacy Smajstrla (i)

Council Position 5

Les J Hosey (i)
Chad Wilsey

City of Lake Jackson Election

Councilmember, Position 1

Matthew C Broaddus
Corinne B Cammarata

Councilmember, Position 3

Gerald Roznovsky (i)

Councilmember, Position 5

Timothy J Scott
Cassandra Zamoralez

City of Manvel Election

Mayor

Debra Davison
Delores M Martin (i)

Council Member, Place 3

John Cox (i)
Brian Wilmer

Council Member, Place 5

Larry Akery (i)
Jason Albert

Proposition 1

SHALL THE TERM LIMITS OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCILMEMBERS BE REDUCED FROM FOUR (4) CONSECUTIVE TERMS TO THREE (3) CONSECUTIVE TERMS?

Proposition 2

SHALL SECTION 3.04(a)(6) OF ARTICLE III OF THE CITY CHARTER BE AMENDED TO REPEAL THE PROHIBITION AGAINST CITY EMPLOYEES RUNNING FOR CITY ELECTIVE OFFICE, CONSISTENT WITH THE STATE LAW?

Proposition 3

SHALL A NEW SECTION BE ADDED TO THE CITY CHARTER REQUIRING THE CITY COUNCIL TO HOLD A GOAL SETTING RETREAT EVERY YEAR, PRIOR TO APRIL 30TH?

Proposition 4

SHALL SECTION 5.02(c) OF ARTICLE V OF THE CITY CHARTER BE AMENDED TO REQUIRE THE CITY COUNCIL TO DISCUSS SEPARATION PAY IN ANY EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT WITH A CITY MANAGER?

Proposition 5

SHALL SECTION 6.06(c) OF ARTICLE VI OF THE CITY CHARTER BE AMENDED TO REPEAL THE JOB FORFEITURE PROVISION APPLYING TO CITY EMPLOYEES RUNNING FOR CITY ELECTIVE OFFICE, CONSISTENT WITH THE STATE LAW?

Proposition 6

SHALL SECTION 10.18 OF ARTICLE X OF THE CITY CHARTER BE AMENDED TO CHANGE THE TIME INTERVAL FOR MANDATORY APPOINTMENT OF THE CHARTER REVIEW COMMISSION TO REVIEW THE CHARTER FROM "JULY OF EVERY FIFTH YEAR AFTER APPROVAL OF THE CHARTER", TO "JUNE OF EVERY FIFTH YEAR AFTER THE LAST REVIEW OF THE CHARTER"?

City of Pearland Election

Mayor

Jimi Amos
Tom Reid (i)
Quentin Wiltz

Councilmember, Position 3

J Darnell Jones
Gary Moore (i)

Councilmember, Position 5 (Unexpired Term)

J David Little
Jude TA Smith

Councilmember, Position 7

GC Sonny Atkins
Terry Gray
Dalia Kasseb
Woody Owens
Sherry Stockwell
Bud Tollefsen

Village of Surfside Beach Election

Alderman (Vote for 0, 1, 2 or 3)

Toni Capretta (i)
Dave Guzman (i)
Peggy Power Llewellyn (i)
Dortha Pekar

City of Sweeny Election

Mayor

Dale Lemon (i)
Rodney Weems

City Council, Position 2

Jeff Farley (i)

City Council, Position 4

Kay Roe

City of West Columbia Election

Alderman, Position 1

Robert L Thomas (i)

Alderman, Position 3

Roy E Maynor Jr (i)
James L Sober

Alderman, Position 4

James "Jamie" Walker (i)