Editor's note: This article has been updated to include a comment from Humble City Council Place 5 candidate Rick Swanson.

Posted 10:45 p.m. May 4

With mail-in ballots, early voting and election day results reported, incumbent Paula Settle and newcomer Rick Swanson have been elected to Humble City Council positions 4 and 5, respectively.

The results are in

Six candidates are vying for three positions on Humble City Council in the May 4 election, including one incumbent. Place 5 is currently held by Mayor Pro-Tempore David Ray Pierce, who is not seeking re-election.

According to the city of Humble elections website, results are as follows:

Place 4
  • Incumbent Paula Settle: 277 votes, or 54.85% of the total
  • Eric D. Lacy: 228 votes, or 45.15% of the total
Place 5
  • Rick Swanson: 321 votes, or 61.85% of the total
  • Ray Owens: 143 votes, or 27.55% of the total
  • Bobby Panzarella: 55 votes, or 10.6% of the total
Incumbent Bruce Davidson is running unopposed for Humble City Council Place 3 and received 444 votes.

Quote of note

"I want to express my heartfelt gratitude for each of you for your support during my Humble City Council campaign and election. We won, and by 'we,' I mean this victory belongs to all of us," Swanson said in an emailed statement to Community Impact May 6. "It is now my responsibility to honor the trust you've bestowed upon me. I will devote my energy, efforts and experience with the same dedication you saw during the campaign."

Some context

According to the city of Humble elections website, the city of Humble holds a general election on the first Saturday in May of each year. All positions are at large with a two-year term, with no term limits. The Humble City Council is comprised of the mayor and five City Council members who all vote.

What's next

According to the city of Humble elections website, election results will be canvassed and a swearing-in ceremony will be held at the next regular City Council meeting, scheduled for May 9 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at Humble City Hall, 114 W. Higgins St., Humble.

Learn more

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