Filing period open for Katy City Council election

Filing for the May 1 Katy City Council election opened Jan. 13 and will close Feb. 12. (Nola Valente/Community Impact Newspaper)
Filing for the May 1 Katy City Council election opened Jan. 13 and will close Feb. 12. (Nola Valente/Community Impact Newspaper)

Filing for the May 1 Katy City Council election opened Jan. 13 and will close Feb. 12. (Nola Valente/Community Impact Newspaper)

The filing period is open for residents who hope to be elected in May to serve as a member of the Katy City Council.

Filing for the May 1 election opened Jan. 13 and will close Feb. 12. Katy voters will elect council members for wards A and B for three-year terms.

To date, Diane Robichaux Walker and Dan Smith have filed to run for Ward A, according to City Secretary Becky McGrew.

Council Member William "Dusty" Thiele, who was appointed in November to fill a vacancy in Ward A, has not filed for re-election thus far, McGrew said.

Incumbent Ward B Council Member Jenifer Jordan Stockdick has filed for re-election, McGrew said. As of Jan. 22, she is unopposed.


Early voting for the election will run from April 19-27, according to the Texas secretary of state’s office.

For more information on the Katy City Council election, visit www.cityofkaty.com/government/city-departments/city-secretary/elections.
By Morgan Theophil
Morgan joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2021 as the reporter for the Katy edition. She graduated from the University of Oregon's School of Journalism in 2018.


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