UPDATED: Funderburk wins Humble mayoral race; incumbents re-elected to City Council

Six candidates were vying for three positions on the Humble City Council in the May 1 election. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Six candidates were vying for three positions on the Humble City Council in the May 1 election. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Six candidates were vying for three positions on the Humble City Council in the May 1 election. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Updated May 2 7:22 a.m.

Norman Funderburk will be the new mayor of the city of Humble following the results of the May 1 election, while two incumbents maintained their seats on Humble City Council.

Funderburk will replace outgoing Mayor Merle Aaron. He received 509 votes, or 60.81% of the total, while his opponent, Arliss Ann Bentley garnered 328 votes, or 39.19%.

Meanwhile, incumbents Charles "Andy" Curry and Charles Cunningham were re-elected to places 1 and 2, respectively. Curry received 507 votes, or 62.29% of all votes cast, while his lone opponent for Place 1, Eric Lacy, earned 307 votes, or 37.71%.

In the race for Place 2, Cunningham received the most votes of all candidates running for city of Humble positions, earning 605 votes, or 74.97% of the total. Linda Greenan received 202 votes, or 25.03% of all votes cast for Place 2.


All 102 Harris County voting centers were reporting the morning of May 2. All results are unofficial until canvassed.

Updated May 1 at 10:30 p.m.

With 44 of 102 voting centers reporting election day results, candidates for Humble City Council Norman Funderburk and incumbents Charles "Andy" Curry and Charles Cunningham, continue to lead in the races for mayor, Position 1 and Position 2, respectively.

In the mayoral race, Funderburk received 63.53%, or 418 votes, while Arliss Ann Bentley received 36.47%, or 240 votes.

In the race for Position 1, Curry received 63.24%, or 406 votes, while challenger Eric Lacy received 36.76%, or 236 votes.

In the race for Position 2, Cunningham received 76.45%, or 487 votes, while challenger Linda Greenan received 23.55%, or 150 votes.

All results are unofficial until canvassed. Visit communityimpact.com/voter-guide/election-results to see results from all local elections in your community.

Posted May 1 at 7:30 p.m.

With six candidates vying for three positions on Humble City Council, unofficial absentee and early voting results show Norman Funderburk and incumbents Charles "Andy" Curry and Charles Cunningham have taken early leads for mayor, Position 1 and Position 2, respectively.

In the mayoral race, Funderburk received 63.84%, or 399 early votes, while Arliss Ann Bentley received 36.16%, or 226 votes.

As previously reported by Community Impact Newspaper, both candidates are newcomers as Humble Mayor Merle Aaron announced in January he would not seek re-election for a third term in the May 1 election.

Funderburk is a retired vice president of Koch Specialty Plant Services, while Bentley is a retired Humble ISD teacher. To learn more about each of the mayor candidates, read our Q&A here.

In the race for Position 1, Curry received 64.27%, or 394 early votes, while challenger Eric Lacy received 35.73%, or 219 votes.

Curry has served on Humble City Council since 1999, with the exception of 2011-13, and is a retired director of computer services for HISD and computer consultant. Lacy is the owner of True Love Childcare and the pastor of True Love Church. To learn more about each of these candidates, read our Q&A here.

In the race for Position 2, Cunningham received 76.11%, or 462 early votes, while challenger Linda Greenan received 23.89%, or 145 votes.

Cunningham was appointed to fill a vacant position on Humble City Council after late-Council Member Glenn Redmon died in 2019. Cunningham is a distribution account consultant for CenterPoint Energy, while Greenan is a dispatcher for a logistics company in Humble. To learn more about each of these candidates, read our Q&A here.

All results are unofficial until canvassed. Visit communityimpact.com/voter-guide/election-results to see results from all local elections in your community.
By Hannah Zedaker
Born and raised in Cypress, Texas, Hannah Zedaker graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a minor in political science. She began as an intern with Community Impact Newspaper in 2015 and was hired upon graduation as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in May 2016. In January 2019, she was promoted to serve as the editor of the Spring/Klein edition where she covers Spring ISD and Harris County Commissioners Court, in addition to business, development and transportation news.


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