Steagall not seeking re-election; three candidates to vie for Humble City Council seat

Feb. 14 was the deadline to apply to run for three Humble City Council positions. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Feb. 14 was the deadline to apply to run for three Humble City Council positions. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)

Feb. 14 was the deadline to apply to run for three Humble City Council positions. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)

Three candidates are in the running for a Humble City Council position, which is currently held by Allan Steagall, a multiterm incumbent who is not seeking re-election in the May 2 general election.

Candidates interested in running for Places 3, 4 and 5 had until Feb. 14 to file a completed application with the city of Humble. Incumbent candidates Norman Funderburk, Place 3, and David Pierce, Place 5, both refiled for their positions and are running uncontested for their seats.

Steagall said he will not seek re-election after serving on the council for 18 years.


“It’s just time to let somebody else try,” Steagall said. “I’m on the [Humble] Museum board, which—I’ll probably stay on that.”

Candidates Bruce Davidson, Paula Settle and Arliss Bentley filed to fill Steagall's position, according to City Secretary Jenny Page.


All voting will be conducted at Humble City Hall at 114 W. Higgins St., Humble. Early voting will run April 20-24 and April 27-28, and election day is May 2.

Correction: The original version of this article incorrectly spelled day.

Kelly Schafler - Trevor Nolley



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