Here are the Bay Area candidates running for local office in November

Local elections in the Bay Area this November include school district, city and county races. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Local elections in the Bay Area this November include school district, city and county races. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Local elections in the Bay Area this November include school district, city and county races. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Bay Area residents will have several candidates to choose from for a few different local offices this November after elections for local offices were delayed amid COVID-19.

Gov. Greg Abbott gave school districts and municipalities the option in mid-March to postpone local May elections until November. This fall, Nassau Bay and Clear Lake Shores residents can vote in the mayoral and city council races, and both the Harris and Galveston County sheriffs are up for re-election. In Clear Creek ISD, the board of trustees members representing districts 2 and 3 are up for re-election.

The Texas secretary of state issued recommended health care protocols for voters, election officers and poll workers in late May to promote safety during the voting process.

Here are the candidates running in contested November races for League City City Council, Nassau Bay mayor, Clear Lake Shores City Council, Harris County sheriff, Galveston County sheriff and CCISD board of trustees.

League City City Council



Position 4:



  • John P. Bowen

  • Rachel McAdam

  • Ange Mertens

  • Shawn Byars



Position 5:



  • Wes Chorn

  • Justin A. Hicks

  • Fred Rogers



Nassau Bay mayor




  • Jonathan Amdur

  • Ashley Graves

  • Bob Warters



Clear Lake Shores City Council



At-large member positions:




  • Randy Chronister

  • Rick Fisher

  • Daniel Otto

  • Elliott Rittershaus

  • Alex Scanlon

  • Steve Wirtes



Harris County sheriff




  • Ed Gonzalez-D (incumbent)

  • Joe Danna-R



Galveston County sheriff




  • Mark Salinas-D

  • Henry Trochesset-R (incumbent)



CCISD board of trustees

District 2:




  • Will Stromeyer

  • Michelle Davis

  • Win Weber (incumbent)



District 3:




  • Jason Clark

  • Arturo Sanchez (incumbent)

By Colleen Ferguson

Reporter, Bay Area

A native central New Yorker, Colleen worked as an editorial intern with the Cy-Fair and Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood editions of Community Impact Newspaper before joining the Bay Area team in 2020. She covers public education, higher education, business and development news in southeast Houston. Colleen graduated in 2019 from Syracuse University and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, where she worked for the university's independent student newspaper The Daily Orange. Her degrees are in journalism and Spanish language and culture. When not chasing a story, Colleen can be found petting cats and dogs, listening to podcasts, swimming or watching true crime documentaries.

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.