Galveston County Local Elections
May 6, 2017: Local Elections
Following are the local elections on the ballot for the May 6, 2017 Election in Galveston County, Texas. Candidates are listed in alphabetical order. Not all races appear on all ballots. Races that cover all of Texas are listed on our Statewide Elections page. There may be additional elections going on in some of the individual political entities such as cities, school boards or utility districts. To view your specific sample ballot, please visit the Galveston County Elections Office website.
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College of the Mainland Election
Trustee Position 7
Donald G Gartman
Clear Creek ISD Election
Texas City ISD Election
City of Dickinson Election
Council Member, Position 1
Charles Suderman (i)
Council Member, Position 3
Walter Wilson (i)
City of Friendswood Election
Council, Position 5
John Scott (i)
Charter Amendment Proposition 1
Shall Section 3.01 of the Friendswood City Charter be amended to clearly provide that no person shall be elected to serve in any capacity on City Council for more than a total of four three-year terms?
Charter Amendment Proposition 2
Shall Section 3.01 of the Friendswood City Charter be amended to update the year in which elections for each City Council position are scheduled to be held?
Charter Amendment Proposition 3
Shall Section 3.06(c) of the Friendswood City Charter be amended to authorize the City Council to fill by appointment a vacancy on City Council when less than one year remains in the term of office at the time the vacancy occurs?
Charter Amendment Proposition 4
Shall Section 3.11(b) of the Friendswood City Charter be amended to clearly provide that ordinances proposed for an agenda by a member of City Council require approval of a majority of all members of the City Council before forwarding to the City Attorney for approval?
Charter Amendment Proposition 5
Shall Section 3.11(b) of the Friendswood City Charter be amended to eliminate the requirement that a proposed ordinance be posted at City Hall at least 72 hours before first reading while maintaining the requirement that it be posted in at least one public place at least 72 hours before first reading?
Charter Amendment Proposition 6
Shall Section 3.11(b) of the Friendswood City Charter be amended to provide that the reading of an ordinance which requires two readings may take place at either a regular or special Council meeting?
Charter Amendment Proposition 7
Shall Section 3.11(b) of the Friendswood City Charter be amended to clarify that an ordinance requiring two readings is considered rejected if approval on final reading is not obtained within 90 days of the first reading?
Charter Amendment Proposition 8
Shall Section 4.01, subsections (a) and (c), of the Friendswood City Charter be amended to clarify that the appointment or removal of the City Manager shall require an affirmative vote of five or more members of City Council?
City of Galveston Election
Shall the city council of the city of Gavleston, Texas (the "city") be authorized to issue bonds of the city, which may be called city of Galveston, Texas, public improvement bonds, in the amount of $62,000,000 for the purpose of the construction, acquisition, improvement and rehabilitation of streets, bridges, storm sewers and drainage, including curbs, gutters, sidewalks and other related public infrastructure, traffic systems and the acquisition of rights of way relating to such projects, said bonds to mature serially or otherwise at such times as may be fixed by the city council not to exceed forty (40) years from their date or dates, to be issued in such installments and sold at any price or prices and to bear discretion of the city council under laws in effect at the time of issuance, and to provide for the payment of the principal of an interest on said bonds and the costs of any credit agreements by levying a tax upon all taxable property in the city sufficient to pay the annual interest on and to create a sinking fund sufficient to redeem said bonds as they become due?
Shall the city be authorized to dispose of Jones Park and use the proceeds from any required sale for the support, maintenance and upkeep of other municipal parks?
City of Hitchcock Election
City of Jamaica Beach Election
City of La Marque Election
Councilmember District B
Chris Lane (i)
City of Seabrook Election
At-Large, Position 2
At-Large, Position 4