Three candidates to compete for two Harris County ESD No. 9 commissioner seats this May

Harris County ESD No. 9 supports local fire and ambulance services. (Courtesy Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department)
Harris County ESD No. 9 supports local fire and ambulance services. (Courtesy Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department)

Harris County ESD No. 9 supports local fire and ambulance services. (Courtesy Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department)

Three candidates have filed to run for two open seats on the Harris County Emergency Services District No. 9 board of commissioners in the May 2 general election, including incumbent David Langenberg, Bevin Gordon and William D. McDugle.

Langenberg, who was first elected commissioner in 2016, is seeking re-election. According to his candidate application, he has lived within ESD 9’s boundaries for 35 years and is employed as a fire chief.

According to Gordon’s candidate application, she has lived within ESD 9’s boundaries for nearly 12 years and is employed as Cy-Fair ISD’s director of marketing and business relations.

According to McDugle’s candidate application, he has lived within ESD 9’s boundaries for just over six years and is employed as a firefighter.

The two candidates with the most votes this May will win seats on the board of commissioners. The ESD has five total commissioners who serve four-year terms. The seats currently occupied by Tommy Balez, Scott DeBoer and Jessica Rivas will be up for election in May 2022. Bob Janusaitis, who was first elected commissioner in 2012, is not running for re-election.


Funded by local property taxes at $0.598 per $100 valuation, ESD 9 supports fire and ambulance services in the Cy-Fair area. Learn more about the ESD at www.hcesd9.org.

The deadline for candidates to file to run in the ESD election was Feb. 14.
By Danica Smithwick
Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper in May 2016 after graduating with a journalism degree from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. She covers public education, local government, business, demographic trends, real estate development, nonprofits and more in the Cy-Fair community.


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