Editor's note: This story has been updated to clarify Lori Klein Quinn stepped down from Tomball City Council Position 5 in 2022 to run as mayor, to which she was elected in May 2022.
Candidate filing for the May 6 general election closed Feb. 17, and six candidates are running for five open positions on Tomball and Magnolia’s city councils, according to candidate filing information posted on the respective city websites.
In Tomball, positions 1 and 5 are up for election, with incumbents John Ford and Randy Parr, respectively, filing to run again. Ford was first elected in May 2017, and Parr, elected in May 2022, is serving out the remainder of Mayor Lori Klein Quinn’s council term after Quinn stepped down from Position 5 to run for mayor in 2022, according to the city’s website and previous Community Impact reporting.
While Parr is currently running unopposed in May, associate professor Sharon Finger filed to run against Ford for Position 1.
In Magnolia, positions 1, 2 and 3 are up for election. Incumbents Daniel Miller, Matthew Dantzer and Richard Carby, respectively, all filed to run again and are currently running opposed.
Write-in candidates have until 5 p.m. Feb. 21 to file for election, and candidates have until 5 p.m. Feb. 24 to withdraw their candidacy, according to the Texas Secretary of State’s office.
Tomball City Council candidates
*indicates an incumbent
- John Ford*
- Sharon Finger
Magnolia City Council candidates