Filing period ends with 6 candidates applying for Humble mayor, City Council seats

The filing period for the May election ended at 5 p.m. Feb. 12. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
The filing period for the May election ended at 5 p.m. Feb. 12. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)

The filing period for the May election ended at 5 p.m. Feb. 12. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)

Three city of Humble positions will appear on the May 1 ballot, and a total of six candidates have applied for the mayoral position and two City Council seats. The filing period for the May election ended at 5 p.m. Feb. 12.

Two candidates filed for the position of mayor of Humble: former Council Member Norman Funderburk and Arliss Bentley, a former City Council candidate and mayoral candidate. Funderburk, who served on City Council for almost seven years, resigned in mid-January shortly after current Mayor Merle Aaron announced he would retire and not seek re-election in May.


Additionally, incumbent Council Member Charles "Andy" Curry and candidate Eric Lacy applied for Place 1, and incumbent Council Member Charles Cunningham and candidate Linda Greenan applied for Place 2.

Curry has served 10 terms on City Council, according to previous reporting from Community Impact Newspaper. Cunningham, who formerly served on Humble ISD's board of trustees, was appointed to City Council in September 2019.

The city of Humble is now accepting applications to fill Funderburk's vacant Place 3 seat. The city will accept applications from qualified Humble residents Feb. 12-18 before appointing a candidate to the position in March. More information can be found on the city website.
By Kelly Schafler

Editor, Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood

Kelly Schafler is the editor for the Lake Houston, Humble and Kingwood edition of Community Impact Newspaper, covering public education, city government, development, businesses, local events and all things community-related. Before she became editor, she was the reporter for the Conroe and Montgomery edition for a year and a half.



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