Pearland residents will have the chance to elect two new Pearland City Council members in a special election this December.

What happened

The city of Pearland has formally called for a Dec. 9 special election to fill council member positions 3 and 6, held by Alex Kamkar and Jeffrey Barry, respectively.

In September, both Kamkar and Barry announced their candidacy for Texas House District 29 to fill the open seat vacated by outgoing state Rep. Ed Thompson, R-Pearland—a move that triggered the special election.

According to the Texas Constitution's resign-to-run law, Pearland City Council members cannot serve on council while seeking election to a state office.

What’s next?

The filing period for the special election will begin Oct. 10 and close Oct. 30 at 5 p.m., according to the city of Pearland’s website.

Voting Dec. 9 will occur at the Tom Reid Library, the West Pearland Community Center and the West Pearland Library.

Those elected will serve the remainder of Kamkar’s and Barry’s terms, which expire in May 2026 and May 2025, respectively.