By Joe Southern
The filing deadlines have passed and the elections are set for several local elections.
Voters will go to the polls on May 6 and select municipal and school board representatives in area cities and school districts.
In Sugar Land, incumbent councilmember Harish Jajoo, who had previously announced his intention to seek re-election to his District 4 seat, opted not to run, leaving a three-way race to replace him. In a letter to constituents, Jajoo said he wants to spend more time with his family.
“I have decided to forego a fourth and final term on City Council,” he said. “It was not an easy decision, but for my family and me it was the right decision. I have always sought to be an honest and independent voice for the people of Sugar Land – someone responsive to my constituents and always ready to serve.”
Running for the District 4 seat are Sean Burnett, Carol McCutcheon and Qaisar Q Imam. Only registered voters residing within District 4 will vote in the election.
Incumbents in districts 1, 2 and 3 are unopposed and the election for those districts has been canceled. The unopposed council members, Steve Porter, District 1, Bridget Yeung, District 2, and Amy Mitchell, District 3, have been declared as elected to office for a two-year term and will take the oath of office on May 16.
A four-way race for three spots has shaped up for the Stafford City Council. Incumbents Virginia Rosas, Arthur “AJ” Honore’ and Wen Guerra are seeking re-ection and are being challenged by Lawrence Vaccaro Jr. The top three vote getters win. Mayor Leonard Scarcella is running unopposed.
and Meadows Place
The City of Missouri City has moved its municipal elections to the fall. Meadows Place will cancel its election as only incumbents filed unopposed.
FBISD Board of Trustees
Voters in Fort Bend ISD will go to the polls on May 6 to elect trustees in three positions, Position 1, Position 4 and Position 5. Early voting will be held April 24 to May 2. Voters in Fort Bend ISD may vote for all positions at any polling location.
The candidates are:
Position 1: Jason Burdine and L. Angelo DeCamps.
Postion 4: Kristin Tassin, Rodrigo Carreon and Shirley Rose Gilliam.
Position 5: KP George and Lorena Dueñas.
LCISD Board of Trustees
The following persons have filed for election to the Lamar CISD Board of Trustees:
District 1: Kathryn “Ms. K” Kaminski and Karen Mendoza.
District 2: Kay Danziger.
District 3: James Beebe and Mandi Bronsell.
District 6: Anna M. Gonzales and Joe Hubenak