Everything you need to know for the Oak Ridge North, Shenandoah city council elections May 5

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The May 5 city council elections for Oak Ridge North and Shenandoah are fast approaching.

This year, Oak Ridge North has two contested races, while Shenandoah has one. For more information about about May 5 elections in Montgomery County, click here.

Here’s everything you need to know for the upcoming election:

Important Dates

April 5 Last day to register to vote
April 23-May 1 Early voting
April 24 Last day to apply for ballot by mail
May 5 Election Day

Oak Ridge North election information

Incumbent Jim Kuykendall filed for re-election and will face challenger Dan Broyles for the position of Oak Ridge North Mayor. Kuykendall has served as the Oak Ridge North Mayor since 2011.

Incumbent Alex Jones will face challenger Martha Stedifor for Place 3.

Place 1, held by Paul Bond, remains uncontested.

For more information about the May 5 Oak Ridge North City Council election, click here.

Shenandoah election information

Incumbent M. Ritchey Wheeler filed for re-election and will face former council member Gary Henson for the position of Shenandoah Mayor.

Wheeler has served as the Shenandoah Mayor since May 2016; Henson served on the Shenandoah City Council from 2010-16.

Positions 1 and 5, held by council members Ron Raymaker and Michael McLeod, respectively, are also up for election this year; however both races remain uncontested. Both incumbents filed for re-election.

For more information about the May 5 Shenandoah City Council election, click here.

Early voting information

Early voting will take place April 23-28 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and April 30-May 1 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. During early voting, voters can cast their vote at any early voting location in Montgomery County.

For early voting locations see below:

Lee G. Alworth Building
207 W. Phillips St., Conroe

Magnolia Community Building
422 Melton St., Magnolia

South County Community Building
2235 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands

North Montgomery County Community Center
600 Gerald St., Willis

East County Courthouse Annex
21130 Hwy. 59 S., New Caney

Lone Star Community Center
2500 Lone Star Parkway, Montgomery

Candidate forum information

Oak Ridge North Mayor and Place 3 Candidate Forum
When: April 18 at 6 p.m.
Where: Oak Ridge North Municipal Building Council Chambers, 27424 Robinson Road, Oak Ridge North
Host: Voter Awareness Council
Moderator: Wendy Cawthon, Community Impact Newspaper editor

Shenandoah Mayor Candidate Forum (A)
When: April 20 from 8-9 a.m.
Where: The Woodlands Area Chamber’s Lakeshore Board Room, 9320 Lakeside Blvd., Bldg. 2, Ste. 200, The Woodlands
Host: The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce
Moderator: Hannah Zedaker, Community Impact Newspaper reporter

Shenandoah Mayor Candidate Forum (B)
When: April 26 at 6 p.m.
Where: Shenandoah Municipal Complex Council Chambers, 29955 I-45 N., Shenandoah
Host: Voter Awareness Council
Moderator: Wendy Cawthon, Community Impact Newspaper editor

Election Day information

Election Day will be held May 5 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

On Election Day, voters must vote at their precinct’s designated polling location.

For Election Day polling locations see below:

Oak Ridge North Municipal Building Council Chambers 
27424 Robinson Road, Oak Ridge North
Precinct: 35

Shenandoah Municipal Complex Lobby
29955 I-45 N., Shenandoah
Precincts: 24, 31, 33 and 62

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Hannah Zedaker
Born and raised in Cypress, Texas, Hannah Zedaker graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a minor in political science. She began as an intern with Community Impact Newspaper in 2015 and was hired upon graduation as a full-time reporter for The Woodlands edition in May 2016. She covers business, transportation, health care and other local news, specializing in Shenandoah City Council and Montgomery County nonprofit organizations.
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