Anna M. Vollenweider, Lance Wilson earn most votes in Harris County ESD 16 commissioner race

Voters in the Spring area cast their ballots for the May 7 election at a local polling location like the Barbara Bush Branch Library. ESD 16's commissioner election, however, was held separately from the Harris County elections. (Emily Lincke/Community Impact Newspaper)
Voters in the Spring area cast their ballots for the May 7 election at a local polling location like the Barbara Bush Branch Library. ESD 16's commissioner election, however, was held separately from the Harris County elections. (Emily Lincke/Community Impact Newspaper)

Voters in the Spring area cast their ballots for the May 7 election at a local polling location like the Barbara Bush Branch Library. ESD 16's commissioner election, however, was held separately from the Harris County elections. (Emily Lincke/Community Impact Newspaper)

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ESD 16 currently contracts Klein Volunteer Fire Department for fire suppression and rescue services. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)

In the race for two commissioner positions for the Harris County Emergency Services District No. 16, one newcomer and one incumbent have garnered the most votes as of 11:30 p.m. May 7.

Anna M. Vollenweider and incumbent Lance Wilson were the top two vote-getters, earning 408 and 399 votes, respectively, according to ESD 16 election officials. Others who ran in the election were Daniel Erickson, Michael Gosselin, incumbent Rich Jones, Evan Schroeder and Jaime Lynn Serghini.

Erickson, Gosselin, Jones, Schroeder and Lynn Serghini ended the night with vote totals of 191, 143, 269, 159 and 300, respectively.

ESD 16’s board of commissioners are elected for four-year terms, according to the organization’s website. Commissioners meet monthly to discuss district business at the Klein Volunteer Fire Department’s Administration Building—located at 16810 Squyres Road, Klein.

Founded in 1984, ESD 16 is a taxing district that supports fire suppression and rescue services through contractor Klein Volunteer Fire Department. ESD 16’s district covers about 49 square miles in the Spring and Klein area, according to ESD 16’s website, currently serving about 173,549 residents.



All results are unofficial until canvassed.

By Emily Lincke

Reporter, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Emily joined Community Impact Newspaper in August 2021 after working for a small town newspaper in El Campo, TX for two years. Before that, she interned and freelanced for the Houston Chronicle and worked as a freelance photographer and writer in the Houston area. A controversial fact about Emily is that she prefers sugar cookies over chocolate chip cookies. She graduated with a print journalism degree from the University of Houston in 2018.