The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a pair of candidate forums for the contested seats on The Woodlands Township board of directors this fall.

Three of the four seats available on the board, positions 1, 2 and 4, are contested in the Nov. 3 election.

Candidates for positions 2 and 4 were invited by the chamber to participate in a forum from 4-5 p.m. Sept. 29.

Candidates for Position 1 were invited to a forum at 4-5 p.m. on Oct. 1.

In addition, a forum for Conroe ISD trustees will be held at 4 p.m. on Oct. 6.

The two events will be broadcast by the chamber on Facebook Live due to COVID-19 guidelines, according to a chamber release. Additional information will be available on the chamber's website.

The candidates and moderator will be present at the chamber office on Lakeside Boulevard, but members of the public are asked to join virtually. Audience members can submit questions by Sept. 23 to Chazzette Adams at [email protected] or Margo McZeal at [email protected].

Early voting begins Oct. 13.

According to information on the township website, the candidates for The Woodlands Township board of directors are:


Position 1

Ron Keichline

Jerry D. Smith, Jr.

Gordy Bunch*

Position 2

Jason J. Nelson*

Tom Chumbley

Louis Granados

Jimmie Dotson

Position 3

John Anthony Brown*

Position 4

Dan Hannon

Bruce Rieser*

Position 3 is uncontested. Positions are for two years, and board members do not receive compensation, according to information from the township.