Clear Lake Shores cancels May election

With no contested races for Clear Lake Shores City Council, the city was able to cancel its May election. (Jake Magee/Community Impact Newspaper)
With no contested races for Clear Lake Shores City Council, the city was able to cancel its May election. (Jake Magee/Community Impact Newspaper)

With no contested races for Clear Lake Shores City Council, the city was able to cancel its May election. (Jake Magee/Community Impact Newspaper)

With no contested races for Clear Lake Shores City Council, the city was able to cancel its May election, according to City Secretary Christy Stroup.

Mayor Kurt Otten has applied to run for re-election with no opponents.


Additionally, two City Council seats are open—those of council members Christy Lyons and Jan Bailey. Neither are running for re-election, leaving their seats up for grabs.

Monica Newell-Ledet and Steve Wirtes have both applied for the two open council seats. With no opponents, they both automatically will fill the seats.

Wirtes ran against five opponents for three contested City Council seats in November and lost.
By Jake Magee
Jake Magee 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.

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