2020 Voter Guide: Who is on the ballot in Pearland, Friendswood

Here is a sample ballot for Pearland and Friendswood voters. (Courtesy Canva)
Here is a sample ballot for Pearland and Friendswood voters. (Courtesy Canva)

Here is a sample ballot for Pearland and Friendswood voters. (Courtesy Canva)

Election Day is Nov. 3, and early voting begins Oct. 13.

Brazoria County, Galveston County and Harris County residents can vote anywhere in their county.


Here are the contested races Pearland and Friendswood residents will see their ballots this election season.

Key




  • *Incumbent

  • R: Republican

  • D: Democrat

  • L: Libertarian

  • G: Green

  • I: Independent



National


President


  • R: Donald J. Trump*

  • D: Joseph R. Biden

  • L: Jo Jorgensen

  • G: Howie Hawkins


U.S. Senate


  • R: John Cornyn*

  • D: Mary “MJ” Hegar

  • L: Kerry Douglas McKennon

  • G: David B. Collins



State


Texas Railroad Commission


  • R: James “Jim” Wright

  • D: Chrysta Castañeda

  • L: Matt Sterett

  • G: Katija “Kat” Gruene


Supreme Court, chief justice


  • R: Nathan Hecht*

  • D: Amy Clark Meachum

  • L: Mark Ash


Supreme Court, Place 6


  • R: Jane Bland*

  • D: Kathy Cheng


Supreme Court, Place 7


  • R: Jeff Boyd*

  • D: Staci Williams

  • L: William Bryan Strange III


Supreme Court, Place 8


  • R: Brett Busby*

  • D: Gisela D. Triana

  • L: Tom Oxford


Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 3


  • R: Bert Richardson*

  • D: Elizabeth Davis Frizell


Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 4


  • R: Kevin Patrick Yeary*

  • D: Tina Clinton


Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 9


  • R: David Newell*

  • D: Brandon Birmingham



Local


U.S. House District 14


  • R: Randy Weber*

  • D: Adrienne Bell


U.S. House District 22


  • R: Troy Nehls

  • D: Sri Preston Kulkarni

  • L: Joseph LeBlanc, Jr.


State Senate District 11


  • R: Larry Taylor*

  • D: Susan Criss

  • L: Jared Wissel


State House District 24


  • R: Greg Bonnen*

  • D: Brian J. Rogers

  • L: Dick Illyes


State House District 29


  • R: Ed Thompson*

  • D: Travis Boldt



Harris County


Sheriff


  • R: Joe Danna

  • D: Ed Gonzalez*


County attorney


  • R: John Nation

  • D: Christian Dashaun Menefee


District attorney


  • R: Mary Nan Huffman

  • D: Kim Ogg*


Tax assessor-collector


  • R: Chris Daniel

  • D: Ann Harris Bennett

  • L: Billy Pierce



Brazoria County


Tax assessor-collector


  • R: Kristin R. Bulanek

  • D: Andrew Bell



Galveston County


Sheriff


  • R: Henry A. Trochesset*

  • D: Mark Salinas



Pearland


Mayor


  • Quentin Wiltz

  • Kevin Cole


City Council Position 3


  • Lewis Barnes

  • Alex Kamkar

  • Orlando Bruzual

  • Jai Daggett


City Council Position 7


  • Jeff Hunkele

  • Mashunda Ivery

  • Woody Owens*



Alvin ISD


Board of trustees Position 7


  • Vivian Scheibel*

  • Floyd Hodges, Jr.



Pearland ISD


Board of trustees Position 1


  • Toni Carter

  • Charles Gooden, Jr.*


Board of trustees Position 2


  • Carmine Petrillo III

  • Edgar Pacheco, Jr.

  • Kris Schoeffler

  • Jessica Garcia Shafer



Friendswood ISD


Board of trustees Position 2


  • René DeLaFuente

  • Kurt Jones

  • Niki Rhodes

By Haley Morrison
Haley Morrison came to Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after graduating from Baylor University. She was promoted to editor in February 2019. Haley primarily covers city government.


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