Galveston County Local Elections

November 6, 2018: General Election

Following are the local elections on the ballot for the November 6, 2018 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. Your ballot may include additional races. To view your specific sample ballot, please visit the Galveston County Elections Office website.

(i) denotes incumbent

D = Democrat, G = Green, I = Independent, L = Libertarian, R = Republican

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2018 General Election

US Representative, District 14

Adrienne Bell - D
Don E Conley III - L
Randy Weber (i) - R

State Board of Education, District 7

Elizabeth "Eliz" Markowitz - D
Matt Robinson - R

State Representative, District 23

Amanda Jamrok - D
Lawrence Johnson - L
Mayes Middleton - R

State Representative, District 24

Greg Bonnen (i) - R
Dick Illyes - L
John Y Phelps - D

Justice, 1st Court of Appeals, Place 2

Jane Bland (i) - R
Gordon Goodman - D

Justice, 1st Court of Appeals, Place 6

Harvey Brown (i) - R
Sarah Beth Landau - D

Justice, 1st Court of Appeals, Place 7

Julie Countiss - D
Terry Yates - R

Justice, 1st Court of Appeals, Place 8

Richard Hightower - D
Michael Massengale (i) - R

Justice, 1st Court of Appeals, Place 9

Jennifer Caughey (i) - R
Peter Kelly - D

Justice, 14th Court of Appeals, Place 3

Brett Busby (i) - R
Jerry Zimmerer - D

Justice, 14th Court of Appeals, Place 4

Marc Brown (i) - R
Charles Spain - D

Justice, 14th Court of Appeals, Place 5

Frances Bourliot - D
Martha Hill Jamison (i) - R

Justice, 14th Court of Appeals, Place 6

Bill Boyce (i) - R
Meagan Hassan - D

Justice, 14th Court of Appeals, Place 8

John Donovan (i) - R
Margaret "Meg" Poissant - D

District Judge, 122nd Judicial District

John Ellisor (i) - R

District Judge, 212th Judicial District

Patricia Grady (i) - R

District Judge, 306th Judicial District

Anne B Darring (i) - R

Criminal District Attorney

Jack Roady (i) - R

County Judge

Mark Henry (i) - R

Judge, County Court-at-Law No 1

John Grady (i) - R

Judge, County Court-at-Law No 2

Kerri Foley - R
Kerry Pettijohn - D

Judge, County Court-at-Law No 3

Jack Ewing (i) - R

Judge, County Probate Court-at-Law

Kim Sullivan (i) - R

District Clerk

John D Kinard (i) - R

County Clerk

Dwight Sullivan (i) - R

County Treasurer

Kevin C Walsh (i) - R

County Commissioner, Precinct 2

Joe Giusti (i) - R

County Commissioner, Precinct 4

Ken Clark (i) - R

Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1

Greg Rikard - R

Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2

Mike Nelson - R

Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3

Billy A Williams Jr - D

City of League City Election

Mayor

Pat Hallisey (i)
Sebastian Lofaro

Council, Position 1

Traci Jacobs
Andy Mann

Council, Position 2

Hank Dugie (i)

Council, Position 6

Chris Gross
Chad Tressler
Silvio P. Vincenzo

Council, Position 7

Nick Long (i)
Ange Mertens

Proposition A

SHALL ARTICLE I, SECTION 4 OF THE LEAGUE CITY CHARTER BE AMENDED TO REMOVE THE STEPS THAT DETAIL THE CITY'S PROCEDURE FOR ADJUSTING ITS BOUNDARIES ACCORDING TO STATE LAW SINCE THE PROCEDURE IS ALREADY DETAILED IN STATE LAW AND CITY MUST COMPLY WITH STATE LAW REGARDLESS OF THE LANGUAGE OF THE CITY CHARTER?

Proposition B

SHALL ARTICLE II, SECTION 2.B OF THE LEAGUE CITY CHARTER BE AMENDED TO CLARIFY THAT NO PERSON SHALL SERVE MORE THAN TWO FULL CONSECUTIVE TERMS AS MAYOR NOR MORE THAN TWO FULL CONSECUTIVE TERMS IN A COUNCIL POSITION REGARDLESS OF POSITION NUMBER?

Proposition C

SHALL ARTICLE II, SECTION 7 OF THE LEAGUE CITY CHARTER BE AMENDED TO CLARIFY THAT A VACANCY ON THE CITY COUNCIL DUE TO THREE CONSECUTIVE ABSENCES OF MEETINGS OF THE CITY COUNCIL BECOMES EFFECTIVE THIRTY DAYS AFTER THIRD MISSED MEETING SO THAT THE CITY COUNCIL HAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXCUSE THE ABSENCE IF A JUSTIFIABLE REASON FOR THE ABSENCE(S) EXISTS?

Proposition D

SHALL ARTICLE II, SECTION 8 OF THE LEAGUE CITY CHARTER BE AMENDED TO CLARIFY THAT THE MAYOR PRO TEM WILL SERVE FOR A ONE-YEAR PERIOD AND HE SHALL BE APPOINTED AT THE SECOND REGULARLY SCHEDULED CITY COUNCIL MEETING IN NOVEMBER?

Proposition E

SHALL ARTICLE II, SECTION 12 OF THE LEAGUE CITY CHARTER BE AMENDED TO STATE THAT ALL ACTIONS OF THE CITY COUNCIL, NOT JUST ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS, REQUIRE A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS PRESENT?

Proposition F

SHALL ARTICLE II, SECTION 17 OF THE LEAGUE CITY CHARTER BE AMENDED TO DELETE THE REFERENCE OF "TREASURER AND ASSESSOR AND COLLECTOR OF TAXES" FROM THE OFFICE OF THE CITY SECRETARY SINCE THE CITY SECRETARY HAS NEVER SERVED IN THE ROLE OF TREASURER ASSESSOR/COLLECTOR FOR THE CITY AND THE CITY USES THE COUNTY TAX ASSESSOR (IN GALVESTON AND HARRIS COUNTIES) FOR THAT FUNCTION?

Proposition G

SHALL ARTICLE II, SECTION 22 OF THE LEAGUE CITY CHARTER BE AMENDED TO STATE THAT ALL ACTIONS OF THE CITY COUNCIL, NOT JUST ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS, REQUIRE A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS PRESENT?

Proposition H

SHALL ARTICLE VII, SECTION 5 OF THE LEAGUE CITY CHARTER BE AMENDED TO CLARIFY THAT APPROPRIATIONS MAY BE TRANSFERRED FROM ONE "DIRECTORATE" TO ANOTHER?

Proposition I

SHALL ARTICLE VII, SECTION 2 OF THE LEAGUE CITY CHARTER BE AMENDED TO DELETE ALL REFERENCE TO THE "CITY TAX ASSESSOR AND COLLECTOR" SINCE THE CITY DOES NOT EMPLOY A PERSON IN THAT POSITION AND INSTEAD USES THE COUNTY TAX ASSESSORS/COLLECTORS FOR THAT FUNCTION?

Proposition J

SHALL ARTICLE VIII, SECTION 3 OF THE LEAGUE CITY CHARTER, WHICH REQUIRES THAT THE CITY COUNCIL APPOINT A 3-PERSON BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO ADJUST ASSESSED PROPERTY VALUES THEREBY FUNCTIONING AS AN APPRAISAL DISTRICT, BE DELETED SINCE THE CITY HAS NEVER CREATED SUCH A BOARD, NOR HAS IT APPOINTED ANY MEMBERS TO SUCH A BOARD AND INSTEAD USES THE COUNTY APPRAISAL DISTRICTS (IN GALVESTON AND HARRIS COUNTIES) FOR THAT FUNCTION?

Proposition K

SHALL ARTICLE VIII, SECTION 4 OF THE LEAGUE CITY CHARTER BE AMENDED TO DELETE THE REFERENCE TO A "CITY" TAX ASSESSOR/COLLECTOR SINCE THE CITY DOES NOT EMPLOY SUCH A POSITION AND THE CITY USES THE COUNTY TAX ASSESSOR (IN GALVESTON AND HARRIS COUNTIES) FOR THAT FUNCTION?

Proposition L

SHALL ARTICLE VIII, SECTION 6 OF THE LEAGUE CITY CHARTER, WHICH DISCUSSES HOW PROPERTY OWNERS COMMUNICATE WITH THE APPRAISAL DISTRICT IN SITUATIONS WHERE THERE IS A JOINT INTEREST IN PROPERTY, BE DELETED SINCE THIS SECTION IMPOSES NO RULE OR LIMITATION ON THE CITY OR ITS OFFICERS/EMPLOYEES?

Proposition M

SHALL ARTICLE IX, SECTION 8 OF THE LEAGUE CITY CHARTER BE AMENDED TO REMOVE THE REFERENCE TO THE CITY'S PREVIOUS RED-LIGHT VENDOR?

Proposition N

SHALL ARTICLE X, SECTION 17 OF THE LEAGUE CITY CHARTER BE AMENDED TO REMOVE THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE CITY SECRETARY SHALL PAY THE PREMIUM FOR HIS/HER BOND SINCE THE CITY CURRENTLY PAYS THE BOND PREMIUMS FOR ALL EXECUTIVE LEVEL EMPLOYEES AND CITY OFFICIALS?

Proposition O

SHALL ARTICLE X, SECTION 21 OF THE LEAGUE CITY CHARTER, WHICH REQUIRES THAT ALL WARRANTS OR CLAIMS FOR PAYMENT BE APPROVED BY THE CITY MANAGER AND CITY COUNCIL BEFORE PAYMENT MAY BE ISSUED, BE DELETED SINCE THERE ARE STATE LAWS AND INTERNAL POLICY CONTROLS THAT DICTATE HOW THE CITY ISSUES WARRANTS OR PAYS IT CLAIMS AND THE CITY COUNCIL MAINTAINS ADDITIONAL OVERSIGHT WHEN IT CREATES AND APPROVES THE CITY BUDGET EVERY YEAR?

College of the Mainland Election

Proposition A

THE ISSUANCE OF $162,500,000 BONDS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION, ACQUISITION AND EQUIPMENT OF SCHOOL BUILDINGS FOR THE COLLEGE OF THE MAINLAND AND THE PURCHASE OF THE NECESSARY SITES FOR SCHOOL BUILDINGS AND THE LEVYING OF A TAX IN PAYMENT THEREOF.

Friendswood ISD Election

Board of Trustees, Position 2 (Unexpired Term)

Dakota Carter
Denise Ruiz (i)

High Island ISD Election

Board of Trustees, Position 1

Jo Ball
Bennie Barrow (i)

Santa Fe ISD Election

Trustee, Position 4

Jessica Hagewood
Donna Hayes
Clay Hertenberger
John Rothermel (i)

Trustee, Position 5

Jody Davis
James Grassmuck
Tina Longcoy
Sheryl Skufca (i)

Trustee, Position 6

Rusty Norman (i)