Chad Tressler elected to League City City Council in runoff election

Newcomer Chad Tressler won the League City City Council Position 6 seat during a runoff election Dec. 18.

Tressler won 75 percent of the vote in Galveston County. His opponent, Chris Gross, won 25 percent. A total of 1,763 residents voted in Galveston County.

Tressler said he would prioritize infrastructure and public safety during his term.

On Nov. 6, Tressler secured about 46 percent of the vote against his two opponents, Gross and Silvio Vincenzo, prompting the runoff election, as no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote.

With Tressler's election, the League City City Council will be full in the new year. Mayor Pat Hallisey and Position 7 Council Member Nick Long were re-elected Nov. 6, as was Position 2 Council Member Hank Dugie, who ran unopposed. One-time Council Member Andy Mann also won the Position 1 seat Nov. 6, making Tressler the only council member with no previous experience.

Position 6 Council Member Keith Gross, Chris Gross' brother, did not run for re-election. Position 1 Council Member Dan Becker reached his term limit and was unable to be re-elected.
By Jake Magee

Editor, Bay Area & Pearland/Friendswood

Jake has been a print journalist for several years, covering numerous beats including city government, education, business and more. Starting off at a daily newspaper in southern Wisconsin, Magee covered two small cities before being promoted to covering city government in the heart of newspaper's coverage area. He moved to Houston in mid-2018 to be the editor for and launch the Bay Area edition of Community Impact Newspaper. Today, he covers everything from aerospace to transportation to flood mitigation.