UPDATE: Here are the Bay Area candidates running for election in May

Updated 11:03 a.m. Feb. 26

Clear Lake Shores mayoral candidate Vern Johnson withdrew from the race Feb. 22, meaning Clear Lake Shores City Council Member Kurt Otten is running unopposed for mayor and will leave his seat open. The council will appoint a resident to fill the remaining year of Otten's council seat.

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Though spring elections are typically not as chaotic as November elections, Bay Area residents will have plenty on their ballots May 4.

The filing period for May elections closed Feb. 15. Here are the candidates running for various boards and councils this election cycle.

Two Clear Creek ISD board of trustees seats are up for grabs. Both incumbents, Laura DuPont and Ann Hammond, are running for re-election, and newcomer Scott Bowen is contesting Hammond's at large Position B seat. DuPont, who serves on Position 1, is unopposed.

The Clear Lake Shores mayor position and two City Council seats are up for election. Vern Johnson and City Council Member Kurt Otten are running for mayor. The current mayor, Mike McNamara, is not running for re-election. Incumbents Christy Lyons and Jan Bailey are running for their own seats and facing newcomer Ralph Kliza.

Three Nassau Bay City Council members are running unopposed. Incumbents Don Matter, who holds Position 1, and John Mahon, who holds Position 3, will both win their own seats. Bob Warters will gain the Position 5 seat of incumbent Jonathan Amdur, who is not seeking re-election.

League City residents last election voted for new council members, but they will make their voice heard on another matter in May. Three propositions will be on the May ballot. The first two call for issuing a total of $145 million in bonds to spend on fixing drainage and traffic problems. The third proposition would raise the city's sales tax rate 0.25 percent to afford borrowing the $145 million without a significant raise to property tax rates.

Stay tuned to Community Impact Newspaper for detailed stories on each contested race and candidate.



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