Incumbents, newcomers win seats on League City Council


Incumbents Pat Hallisey and Nick Long and one-time Council Member Andy Mann won seats on the League City City Council after Tuesday’s election.

Another newcomer, Chad Tressler, who faced two other opponents, will run against one of them in a runoff election next month. Tressler won 46 percent of the vote, and his opponents, Silvio Vincenzo and Chris Gross, each won 26 percent.

Incumbent Hank Dugie ran unopposed for League City City Council Position 2 and won his own chair.

Mayor Hallisey faced newcomer Sebastian Lofaro. Hallisey won in a landslide with 18,477 votes, or 68 percent overall, and Lofaro received 8,555 votes, or 32 percent overall.

Long, who serves on Position 7, faced newcomer Ange Mertens. Long also had a landslide victory, earning 15,206 votes, or 63 percent overall. Mertens got 9,041 votes, or 37 percent overall.

The race between Mann and newcomer Traci Jacobs for the Position 1 chair was much closer. Mann won 12,830 votes, or 54 percent overall, and Jacobs won 10,839 votes, or 46 percent overall.

Hallisey said he feels “terrific” that he was re-elected by such a wide margin. The fact Long also was re-elected by a landslide shows the council is doing right by residents, Hallisey said.

“The community overwhelmingly spoke that they were happy with the direction that we’re headed,” he said.

Long said he won because residents know he’s a good steward of taxpayers’ money.

Tressler said he would prioritize infrastructure and public safety moving forward. Mann is going to concentrate on alleviating traffic.

“Right now we’re feeling a lot of pain because of the [Interstate] 45 construction,” Mann said, but he also said he wants residents to be able to easily get around the city once that work is done.

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Jake Magee
Jake Magee has been a print journalist for a few years, covering topics such as 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 an editor with Community Impact. In his free time, Magee enjoys playing video games, jamming on the drums and bass, longboarding and petting his cat.
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