Humble ISD board President Martina Lemond Dixon announced her candidacy for Houston City Council District E via a news release March 6. The seat is held by Mayor Pro Tem Dave Martin, who has reached his term limit, and will be up for election Nov. 7.

Dixon was first elected as HISD’s Position 6 trustee in 2017 and was re-elected in 2021. Her current term as trustee will expire in May 2025.

Dixon noted she is running to represent Houston’s District E, which includes Kingwood and Clear Lake, to push for greater transparency, fiscal responsibility, improved flooding infrastructure and additional funding for police.

“Being a third-generation Houstonian, I have much pride for my city,” Dixon said in a statement. “Addressing the needs of my neighbors is a top priority, which is why my work will begin with improving flood mitigation and infrastructure. Proactive preparation for the next hurricane is paramount.”

In addition to serving on HISD’s board of trustees, Dixon serves as the board secretary of the Harris Central Appraisal District and as a member of the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.

If Dixon is elected to Houston City Council, HISD trustees will have the opportunity to either appoint an individual to fill the vacant position until the term expires or hold a special election to elect a new trustee.

The Houston City Council comprises 16 council members, a mayor and a city controller. Five council members are elected at large, while the remaining 11 are elected to geographic districts. Council members are limited to serving two four-year terms.