Galveston County Local Elections

May 24th Primary Runoff Elections | May 7th Local Elections | March 1st Primary Elections

May 24, 2016: Primary Runoff Elections

Following are local races on the ballot for the May 24, 2016 Primary Runoff Elections 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. To view your specific sample ballot, please visit the Galveston County Elections Office website.

(i) denotes incumbent

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2016 Republican Primary Runoff Candidates

County Commissioner, Pct 1

Darrell A Apffel
Tim Paulissen

2016 Democratic Primary Runoff Candidates

No local runoffs.


May 7, 2016: Local Elections

Following are local races on the ballot for the May 7, 2016 Local Elections in Galveston County, Texas. Candidates are listed in alphabetical order. Not all races appear on all ballots. Additional entities, including some utility districts, are also holding elections. To view your specific sample ballot, please visit the Galveston County Elections Office website.

(i) denotes incumbent

Websites were located by internet searches. If you are a candidate and would like your website added, please send it to us. We do not endorse any candidates or organizations. Thank you for voting!

Dickinson ISD Election

Trustee, Position 5

Corey Magliolo

Trustee, Position 6

Chad E Rankin
Jessica Rodriguez

Trustee, Position 7

David Swartz

Proposition

The issuance of $70,000,000 bonds for school buildings, including a new junior high school, school sites and the levying against of a tax in payment thereof.

Hitchcock ISD Election

Trustee, District 1

Tony Combs (i)
Clarence Gray

City of Galveston Election

Mayor

Bill Quiroga
Jim Yarbrough (i)

Council, District 1

Cornelia Harris Banks
Amy Carmen Bly
Ronnie Maceo
Tarris L Woods (i)

Council, District 2

Craig Brown (i)

Council, District 3

Sean Cameron
Steve Kalbaugh
Frank Thomas Maceo
Ralph McMorris (i)

Council, District 4

Mike Doherty

Council, District 5

Terrilyn Tarlton (i)

Council, District 6

Carolyn L Sunseri (i)

Proposition 1

Should the City Charter be amended to provide that the terms of the Mayor and members of City Council consist of three years and to provide that persons who have served previous two year terms are not precluded from serving a total of three full terms?

Proposition 2

Should the City Charter be amended to provide that the City will obtain written competitive bids on purchases or contracts when required by law, to provide that the City Manager's authority to enter contracts without Council approval be established by ordinance when competitive bidding or procurement is not required, to require reporting by the City Manager of expenditures made in excess of fifteen thousand dollars, and to provide for the exemption from competitive bidding of purchases made at public auction when the amount bid does not require competitive bidding under state law and is in an amount permitted by ordinance?

Proposition 3

Should the City Charter be amended to authorize Council, within the limits set by state law, to establish the value of property that would be subject to the City Manager's authorization to approve as a routine sale or disposition?

Proposition 4

Should the City Charter be amended to provide for the exclusion of the debt service of capital improvement bonds approved by the voters and issued after July 1, 2016 from the limitation of the tax rate?

Proposition 5

Should the City Charter be amended to provide a time certain for the adoption of the budget and to provide for an interim budget where the final budget has not been timely adopted?

Proposition 6

Should the City Charter be amended to authorize emergency appropriations after a natural or man-made disaster that results in the issuance of a proclamation of public disaster by the President of the United States or the Governor of the Great State of Texas and to further provide that, in such case, the total amount of emergency expenditures is not subject to the same limitations that apply to more routine and less severe emergencies?

Proposition 7

Should the City Charter be amended to exempt borrowing to meet a man-made or natural disaster proclaimed by the Governor or the President of the United States from the limitations that apply to borrowing required by other emergency appropriations?

Proposition 8

Should the City Charter be amended to provide that the sale of bonds shall be done in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas?

Proposition 9

Should the City Charter be amended to provide that the Council shall prescribe the requirements for the publication of ordinances in conformity with state law?

Proposition 10

Should the City Charter be amended to provide that all ordinances, notices and other matters required to be published in accordance with state law?

Proposition 11

Should the City Charter be amended to provide for the appointment of the City Manager, City Attorney, City Secretary, City Collector of Taxes, City Auditor, and Judge of the Municipal Court by the City Council; to provide for limits on the timing and terms of such appointments; and to limit the time for the Council to enter an initial City Manager contract?

Proposition 12

Should the City Charter undergo a non-substantive reorganization to move the current sections of the City Charter, relating to the positions of City Secretary and City Auditor to Article V (Administrative Organization) of the City Charter?

Proposition 13

Should the City Charter be amended to clarify and further define qualifications to be a candidate for the offices of Mayor and City Council?

Proposition 14

Should the City Charter be amended to prohibit illegal discriminaation against any person appointed by the Council to any Board Commission, Committee and Agency of the City and to any City Employee and to allow employees of the City or any agency thereof to run for political office while continuing their position with the City?

Proposition 15

Should the City Charter be amended to clarify that term limits apply to all Mayors and Members of Council elected as of and after 2014?

Proposition 16

Should the City Charter be amended to provide for the selection of an acting Mayor Pro Tem and to provide that the City Council shall enact an ordinance appointing one of its members to exercise emergency management powers in the absence or disability of the Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem?

Proposition 17

Should the City Charter be amended to eliminate the requirement that a petition to initiate legislation be drafted by an attorney and to provide that any such petition be filed with the City Secretary?

Proposition 18

Should the City Charter be amended to delete the requirement that the Ethics Commission enforce the code of ethics and provide that the Commission will report its investigation findings to City Council?

Proposition 19

Should the Preamble of the City Charter be amended to provide that a purpose in the formation of the municipal government is to preserve and protect the equal status under the Constitution and Laws of the United States and of the State of Texas of all individuals and deleting specific references restricting those protections to matters of race, creed or political affiliation?

Proposition 20

Should the City Charter be amended to allow for the participation of the Members of Council and their eligible dependents in the City of Galveston's Employee Health Plan at the same cost as is available to employees of the City?

City of Hitchcock Election

Commissioner, District 4

Mark Cook
Glenn Manis (i)

City of Jamaica Beach Election

Alderman ( Vote for 0, 1, 2 or 3)

Woody Green (i)
Marci Kurtz
Gene Montgomery (i)
Russell Rupertus (i)

City of Kemah Election

Council, Position 1

Marianne Creely
Teresa Vasquez-Evans

Council, Position 3

Kyle Burks

Council, Position 5

Cathy Bowen
Matt Wiggins

Proposition 1

The governing body of the municipality of Kemah adopting the City Manager form of government and appointing a City Manager and setting by ordinance the salary of the Manager.

City of Santa Fe Election

Council, Place 1

Joe Carothers (i)

Council, Place 4

Ronald "Bubba" Jannett (i)

Council, Place 5

Kevin D O'Brien
Bill Pittman
RW Rusty Schroeder

City of Texas City Election

Commissioner, District 1

Thelma Bowie (i)
Johnny Hollowell

Commissioner, District 3

Darel Beene
Dorthea L Jones

March 1, 2016: Republican and Democratic Primary Election Results

Following are the local races on the ballot for the March 1, 2016 Elections 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. To view your specific sample ballot, please visit the Galveston County Elections Office website.

(i) denotes incumbent

W = Winner, R = Runoff

Websites were located by internet searches. If you are a candidate and would like your website added, please send it to us. We do not endorse any candidates or organizations. Thank you for voting!

2016 Republican Primary Candidates

US Representative, District 14

Keith Casey
Randy Weber (i) W

State Senator, District 4

Brandon Creighton (i) W

State Senator, District 11

Larry Taylor (i) W

State Representative, District 23

Wayne Faircloth (i) W

State Representative, District 24

Greg Bonnen (i) W

Chief Justice, 1st Court of Appeals

Sherry Radack (i) W

Justice, 1st Court of Appeals, Place 4

Evelyn Keyes (i) W

Justice, 14th Court of Appeals, Place 2

Kevin Jewell W
Bud Wiesedeppe

Justice, 14th Court of Appeals, Place 9

Tracy Elizabeth Christopher (i) W

District Judge, 10th Judicial District

Kerry L Neves (i) W

District Judge, 56th Judicial District

Lonnie Cox (i) W
Wayne Mallia

District Judge, 405th Judicial District

Ben Roeder
Michelle Slaughter (i) W
T Philip Washington

Sheriff

Henry A Trochesset (i) W

Tax Assessor-Collector

Cheryl E Johnson (i) W

County Commissioner, Pct 1

Darrell A Apffel R
Barbara Meeks
Tim Paulissen R

Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4

Kathleen M McCumber (i) W

Constable, Pct 1

Michael "Mike" Montez (i)
Rick Sharp (i) W

Constable, Pct 2

Clint Wayne Brown (i)
Jimmy Fullen (i) W

Constable, Pct 4

DJ Alvarez
Jerry Fisher (i) W

Republican County Chair

Carl W Gustafson (i) W
Marie Robb

2016 Democratic Primary Candidates

US Representative, District 14

Michael Cole W

State Representative, District 23

Lloyd Criss W

Chief Justice, 1st Court of Appeals

Jim Peacock W

Justice, 1st Court of Appeals, Place 4

Barbara Gardner W

Justice, 14th Court of Appeals, Place 2

Jim Sharp
Candance White W

Justice, 14th Court of Appeals, Place 9

Peter M Kelly W

District Judge, 10th Judicial District

Cornel Walker W

County Commissioner, Pct 3

Stephen D Holmes (i) W

Constable, Pct 3

Derreck Rose (i) W

Democratic County Chair

C John Young Jr W