Voters in The Woodlands area may see local races on the ballot May 4, including a mayoral race and many municipal utility district elections.

What you need to know

The city of Oak Ridge North will see a contested mayoral race, and several municipal utility districts in The Woodlands area are also holding elections this year. Harris County Emergency Services Department 11, which serves areas including Creekside Park in The Woodlands, also has three at-large positions up for election on its board of commissioners.

May elections are nonpartisan, unlike the primary elections held March 5. A separate election May 28 will be held for runoffs from the primary elections.

The Montgomery County elections website will include polling locations. Voters in Harris County can refer to

This list is not comprehensive, and additional races may take place in various parts of The Woodlands area in Montgomery and Harris counties.

The details

An asterisk designates the incumbent.

City of Oak Ridge North


Paul Bond*

Russell S. Dudley

Municipal utility district elections:

Municipal Utility District 1 board of directors

Three seats available

Jim Beers

Byron Forbes

Andrew Freeman*

Steve Lawrence

Hartley Mackintosh*

Mindy Reynolds*

Peter Tsai

Municipal Utility District 6 board of directors

Three seats available

Glenn Cox

Patricia Goodpastor

Ronald Kutsche*

Fabian Ros

Deborah Sargeant*

Municipal Utility District 7 board of directors

Two seats available

Emily Britt

Marta Genthon

Don Sarich*

Municipal Utility District 36 board of directors

Three seats available

Pam Fontenot*

Vince Frederick

Kent Maggert

Ken Polk

Murray Smith

Municipal Utility District 39 board of directors

Three seats available

Catherine Allen

Leo Beadle

Kenneth Burks

Chris Dodd

Jennifer Hunter

Keith Lincoln

T. Jim Matthews*

Ronnie Rogers*

Ted Stanley*

Municipal Utility District 46 board of directors

Two seats available

Susanna Cronin

Dedra Ecklund*

George Newman*

Wendy Weisstein

Municipal Utility District 47 board of directors

Three seats available

Laura Norton

Jeanette Price

Brad Reel

Craig Rickard*

Cynthia Ullman*

Municipal Utility District 60 board of directors

Two seats available

Erik Anderson

William Friebel

Paul Schuh

Keith Wagner

Municipal Utility District 67 board of directors

Two seats available

Steve Briggs

Tom Buffa

Larry Copeland*

Stuart Schroeder

John Thaeler

Harris County ESD 11

Three seats available

Jared W. Adams

Kofi Barkoh

Kevin Brost

Brian Gillman

Robert Pinard*

Karen Plummer*

Steve Williams*

Editor's note: This list was updated to indicate Deborah Sargeant is an incumbent and to add John Thaeler as a candidate.