Two Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District director positions will be contested during the Nov. 8 general election called Aug. 9, according to the district's election website.
Position 3, representing residents of Montgomery County commissioner precinct 3, will be contested by James Ridgway Jr. and Kenneth Earnest.
Position 7, representing residents of The Woodlands Township, will be contested by incumbent Larry A. Rogers and John Yoars.
Early voting will begin Oct. 24, according to the Montgomery County Elections department, which is conducting the LSGCD election. A list of early voting locations can be found here.
Aug. 10 3:08 p.m.
At an Aug. 9 board of directors meeting, the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District directors unanimously approved a general and special election to take place Nov. 8. Directors also approved an agreement with Montgomery County Elections to run the directors’ election.
The district manages groundwater and permitting for Montgomery County residents.
The general election will be held for director seats representing residents of Montgomery County commissioner precincts 2, 3 and 4 as well as the seat representing residents of The Woodlands Township.
The special election will fill the seat representing residents of the city of Conroe, formerly held by Harry Hardman. Hardman was elected to the Conroe City Council and vacated his LSGCD seat.
Filing for positions for the general election opened July 23 and will close Aug. 22. Filing for the special election candidate opened Aug. 9 and will close Aug. 25. Specific conditions to serve as a director are not listed in the district’s bylaws, but the bylaws do specify elected directors taking office must execute a $10,000 bond upon taking office.
The current board of directors can be found on the LSGCD’s website.
Early voting and Election Day polling locations were approved along with the election resolution at the Aug. 9 meeting and can be found on the LSGCD election website.