The filing period for candidates interested in running for local office in the May 4 election closed Feb. 16. In Tomball and Magnolia, candidates have filed to run for local city and school board positions.

What you need to know

Early voting for the May elections will begin April 22 for city and school board races, according to the Texas Secretary of State. The last day to register to vote in the May election is April 4. To check your voter registration status, use the voter registration lookup tool on the Harris County or Montgomery County elections websites.

Diving in deeper

See below who has filed to run in municipal and school board elections in Tomball and Magnolia.

*indicates an incumbent


In Tomball, two City Council positions are up for election. Both incumbents, Position 2 council member Mark Stoll and Position 4 council member Derek Townsend Sr., did not file for re-election.

City Council, Position 2

  • Paul Garcia

City Council, Position 4

  • Lisa Covington


In Magnolia, three City Council positions are up for election. Position 2 City Council member Matthew “Doc” Dantzer filed to run for mayor, and Position 4 City Council member Brenda Hoppe did not file for re-election.


  • Todd Kana*
  • Matthew “Doc” Dantzer

City Council, Position 4

  • Brandon Jacobs

City Council, Position 5

  • Jack L. Huitt Jr.*

Magnolia ISD

In Magnolia ISD, two board of trustees positions are up for election. Position 6 trustee Travis Moffatt did not file for re-election. Both candidates are running unopposed.

Position 6

  • David McCarty

Position 7

  • Jordan Blake*