Here are the local elections taking place in May for Bay Area residents

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While many are still thinking about the March 3 primaries, candidates are also gearing up for spring elections.

In the Bay Area, Clear Creek ISD, Nassau Bay and Clear Lake Shores will all have elections for various positions May 2.

Here are the candidates running for local offices this spring.

Clear Creek ISD


The seats for districts 2 and 3 of the CCISD board of trustees are up for grabs.

District 2’s seat is held by Win Weber, who was appointed to the position after former trustee Chris Reed died in the summer. District 3’s seat is held by Arturo Sanchez.

Running for District 2 are Weber; Darrell Blake Apffel, who is not the Darrell A. Apffel on Galveston County Commissioners Court; Jhanvi Jariwala; Michelle M. Davis; and Will Stromeyer.


Sanchez and Jason Clark are running for District 3.

Nassau Bay


The mayor and positions 2, 4 and 6 on the Nassau Bay City Council are up for election.

Mark Denman is the existing mayor. Ashley Graves holds Position 2, Bryce Klug holds Position 4, and Matt Prior holds position 6.

Several are running for mayor, including Graves, Position 5 Council Member Bob Warters, Jonathan Amdur and Don Hollowell.

Phil Johnson is running unopposed for Graves’ Position 2 chair. Klug and Prior are running unopposed for their own seats.

Clear Lake Shores


Three at-large seats on the Clear Lake Shores City Council are up for election.

The seats currently held by Mayor Pro Tem Angie Terrell, Council Member Amanda Fenwick and Council Member Mark Thompson will all be on the ballot.

Running for the positions are Randy Chronister, Rick Fisher, Daniel Otto, Elliott Rittershaus, Alex Scanlon and Steve Wirtes. No incumbents are running for re-election.

On election day, Clear Lake Shores residents will also vote on a 0.25% sales and use tax that would provide revenue for the maintenance of city streets.
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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