Clear Lake Shores postpones May elections; Nassau Bay likely to follow

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In a special meeting March 20, the Clear Lake Shores City Council voted to postpone its May elections to Nov. 3 due to concerns about the coronavirus.

On March 18, City Administrator Brent Spier reacted to Gov. Greg Abbott's proclamation to allow political subdivisions to postpone spring elections by saying he did not believe Clear Lake Shores would do so. The community is small, and several council members are looking to get off the council and let others take their place, he said.

Nassau Bay has a special meeting March 21 where the council will likely vote to postpone its elections as well. Clear Creek ISD on March 18 said the election calendar had not changed at the time.

Three council seats are up for election in Clear Lake Shores: the seats of Angie Terrell, Amanda Fenwick and Mark Thompson. No incumbents are running for re-election, but six other residents are vying for the seats.

In Nassau Bay, three people are running unopposed for council seats, but four residents are running for mayor. In CCISD, five are running: three, including the incumbent, for Win Weber's seat, and two, including the incumbent, for Arturo Sanchez's chair.
By Jake Magee

Editor, Bay Area & Pearland/Friendswood

Jake has been a print journalist for several years, covering numerous beats including city government, education, business and more. Starting off at a daily newspaper in southern Wisconsin, Magee covered two small cities before being promoted to covering city government in the heart of newspaper's coverage area. He moved to Houston in mid-2018 to be the editor for and launch the Bay Area edition of Community Impact Newspaper. Today, he covers everything from aerospace to transportation to flood mitigation.