Ask the editor: What can Bay Area residents vote on this election?

Galveston County voters get somewhat of a break this election cycle. On Nov. 5, there will be no local elections for the Clear Creek ISD board of trustees, League City City Council, Nassau Bay City Council or Clear Lake Shores City Council.

However, those living in Houston city limits in the Clear Lake area will have more than enough on their ballots.

Only two candidates are running for Houston City Council District E, which includes the Clear Lake area. However, a dozen people are running for mayor, a position that carries a lot of weight in city operations.

Houston City Council has five at-large positions that represent voters citywide. There are over 30 candidates running for these positions, making them pretty contentious races.
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.