In May’s general election, voters in Pearland will have an opportunity to choose either Clint Byrom or Veronica Kreuder Longoria for City Council Position 4.

The position is held by Adrian Hernandez, who was first elected in 2018 and is running as the Republican candidate for Brazoria Drainage District No. 4 commissioner, Place 1.

Longoria served as campaign manager for Hernandez. Byrom served on the 2022 Pearland Drainage Bond Committee.

Tony Carbone, an incumbent, is running unopposed for re-election for City Council Position 2.

Early voting begins April 22 and election day is May 4.

Candidates were asked to answer the questions provided in 50 words or fewer and avoid attacking opponents. Answers may have been edited or cut to adhere to those guidelines, or for style and clarity.

For more information on elections, visit Community Impact’s voter guide page.

Clint Byrom

Occupation: Owner of Brint, Inc., a new home construction and land development company

Contact Information: [email protected]

If elected, what will be your priorities?

Providing for the protection of our citizens, improving our infrastructure to foster opportunity for growth and standing on the small-town values that built our great city are the fundamentals I intend to focus on as your next member of City Council.

What are your thoughts on what the city is doing with the funds from its 2023 bond?

I was on the committee that designed this bond as passed by the voters in May 2023. We focused on projects that could be started and/or completed within a five-year time frame, and the city is already underway on design and engineering of some of the projects ...

What would you like to see done with Pearland’s remaining undeveloped land?

As our city enters a stage of stable, manageable growth, I would like to see more affordable housing opportunities for young professionals and families. I would also like to see more professional business investment in our city that would bring high-paying jobs to our community. Additionally, a number of people …

What do you feel should be done to improve the quality of Pearland’s roads and sidewalks?

Improvement of roads and sidewalks takes planning, money and time. We are notably behind in our maintenance and repair of our roads and sidewalks. If elected to City Council, moving roads to the top of the list of budgetary items will be a main priority for me.

Veronica Kreuder Longoria

Occupation: Chief of staff at alliantgroup

If elected, what will be your priorities?

The budget will be my main priority. We need to use what we have, finding other sources of revenue and getting back to being fiscally conservative. Another priority is traffic. Balancing residents’ concerns with traffic congestion. Keep a family town feel by not connecting every single road available in Houston.

What are your thoughts about what the city is doing with the 2023 bonds?

We need to consider what the value is to the residents for the entire city. It is very important to use the bond money wisely.

What would you like to see done with Pearland’s remaining undeveloped land?

We need to connect family-friendly trails to parks so residents can enjoy walking and biking. It’s important to remain vigilant in protecting nature preserves and ensuring trees are planted with added infrastructure at the cost of the developer and builder.

What should be done to improve the quality of Pearland’s roads and sidewalks?

Extreme temperatures, aging subdivisions and weather conditions have deteriorated roads and sidewalks. We need to find a way to preserve our roadways to make them last longer. We need to ensure that projects begin in a timely manner. The longer it takes to start a project, the more expensive it …