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November 4, 2014 General Election

Following are the local races on the ballot for the November 4, 2014 General Election in Galveston County, Texas. Candidates are listed in alphabetical order. Not all races will appear on all ballots. To view your specific sample ballot, please visit the Galveston County Elections Office website.

(i) denotes incumbent.
R = Republican, D = Democrat, L = Libertarian, G = Green, I = Independent

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Galveston County Elections
US Representative, District 14

Donald Brown - D
Randy Weber (i) - R
John Wieder - L

State Representative, District 23

Susan Criss - D
Wayne Faircloth - R

State Representative, District 24

Greg Bonnen (i) - R

Member, State Board of Education, District 7
David Bradley (i) - R
Megan DaGata - L
Kathy King - D
Justice, 1st Court of Appeals, Place 3

Russell Lloyd - R
Jim Sharp (i) - D

Justice, 1st Court of Appeals, Place 5

Laura Carter Higley (i) - R

Chief Justice, 14th Court of Appeals

Kyle Carter - D
Kem Thompson Frost (i) - R

Justice, 14th Court of Appeals, Place 4

Marc Brown (i) - R

Justice, 14th Court of Appeals, Place 7

Gordon Goodman - D
Ken Wise (i) - R

District Judge, 122nd District Court

John Ellisor (i) - R

District Judge, 212th District Court

Patricia Grady - R

District Judge, 306th District Court

Anne B Darring - R

District Attorney

Jack Roady (i) - R

County Judge

Mark Henry (i) - R
William F "Bill" Young - I

Judge, County Court at Law #1

John Grady (i) - R

Judge, County Court at Law #2

Barbara E Roberts (i) - R

Judge, County Court at Law #3

Jack Ewing - R

Judge, Probate Court

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 - R

County Commissioner, Precinct 4
Ken Clark (i) - R
Robert Hutchins - D
Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1
Alison Cox - R
Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2

MW "Mike" Nelson - D
Jim Schweitzer (i) - R

Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3

Penny L Pope - D

For additional races on this ballot, visit our Statewide Races page.

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High Island ISD Elections
Board of Trustees, Position 1
Benny Barrow (i)
Board of Trustees, Position 2
Tony Perea (i)
Board of Trustees, Position 5
Roger George (i)
Board of Trustees, Position 6
Karen Faggard (i)
Board of Trustees, Position 7
Jo E Ball
Buffy Diebel (i)

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Santa Fe ISD Elections
Board of Trustees, Position 3
Theresa A Herzog (i)
Wayne Logan
Board of Trustees, Position 7
Christopher McCarvell
Jason O'Brien (i)

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La Marque Elections
Proposition 1
Shall Section 1.03, C. The Boundaries, of Article I be amended to read: Corporate Boundaries. The boundaries and limits of the city are hereby established and described as those boundaries heretofore established in the original incorporation proceedings of the City, and those boundaries established and changed thereafter by all annexation ordinances and proceedings of the City, filed in the office of the City Clerk.
Proposition 2
Shall Section 1.04, C. Extension of Boundaries, or Article I be amended to read: Annexation. (a) The City Council shall have the power, by ordinance, to fix boundaries of the city and to provide for the annexation or the extension of said boundaries, pursuant to any laws of the State of Texas now, or hereinafter enacted, with or without the consent of the owners or inhabitants of such territory (b) The annexation ordinance shall describe the territory to be annexed. Notice shall be published and public hearings held as required by state law. Amendments not enlarging or extending the boundaries set forth in the proposed ordinance may be incorporated therein. The additional territory annexed shall be a part of the city and the property situated therein shall bear its pro rata share of the taxes levied by the city as provided by state law. The inhabitants thereof shall be entitled to all rights and privileges of other citizens and shall be bound by the acts, ordinances, resolutions and regulations of the City.
Proposition 3
Shall Section 1.05, C. Contraction of Boundaries of Article I be amended to read: Disannexation. The City Council may by ordinance, disannex any territory within the corporate boundaries of the city, if the City Council determines that the territory is not necessary or suitable for city purposes, and may exchange territory with other municipalities. When a disannexation ordinance is passed, the disannexed territory shall cease to be part of the City.
Proposition 4
Shall Section 2.01, C. Number, selection, term, of Article II be amended by striking the word "term" in the heading and striking the last two sentences to now read: The City Council shall have five (5) members consisting of the Mayor and four (4) Councilmembers. Councilmembers shall be elected from the City in a Regular, or Special election by District in a manner provided by law for the term of three (3) years with Council Districts A and C and the mayor's position to be elected beginning in the year 2006 and Council Districts B and D to be elected beginning in the year 2005. The Mayor shall be elected from the City at-large for a term of three (3) years.
Proposition 5
Shall Section 2.06, C. Salary, of Article II be amended by striking the word "salary" in the heading and replace with the word "Reimbursement" and remove "councilmen shall serve without pay" and be replaced with: Reimbursement. Members of the City Council may be reimbursed for approved expenses incurred during the course of their duties as prescribed by City Ordinance.
Proposition 6
Shall Section 4.05, C. Election by majority, of Article IV be amended by striking the last sentence in the second paragraph and replace the sentennce with: In the event of a tie in the run-off election, the City will proceed in a manner provided by the Texas Election Code and the Texas Constitution.
Proposition 7
Shall Section 8.4, C. Director of finance; powers and duties, Article VIII (i) be amended to read after the last semicolon: Depositories are to be selected for one (1) year, and may be renewed by the City for two (2) additional one (1) year terms, for a total of three (3) years. The City will submit a Request for Proposals. The City Council shall have the discretion of remaining with the current depository or proceeding with the selection of a new depository.
Proposition 8
Shall Section 11.04, C. Personal interest, Article XI be amended to read: Personal interest in City business. No member of the City Council or employee of the City shall personally engage in any business with the City or have a substantial interest in a business entity doing business with the City without making disclosure thereof. As used in this Section, the term "substantial interest in a business entity" shall have the same meaning as set forth in Section 171.002 et. seq., of the Texas Local Government Code [V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 171.002 et. seq.] Any willful violation of this section shall constitute malfeasance in office, and any such member of City Council or City employee guilty thereof shall hereby forfeit his position or employment. Any violation of this section with the express or implied knowledge of the person or entity doing business with the City shall render the contract voidable by the City Council.
Proposition 9
Shall Section 11.05, C. No officer or employee to accept gifts, Article XI be amended to read: Code of Ethics and Conduct. The City Council shall adopt, by ordinance, a Code of Ethics and Conduct that is consistent with the provisions of this Charter and the laws of the State of Texas. The Code of Ethics and Conduct shall be applicable to all Elected Officers, appointed Board, Commission, and Committee members, employees and volunteers of the City.
Proposition 10
Shall Section 10.01, C. Planning Commission, Article X be amended to read: The City Council shall appoint a Planning and Zoning Commission as prescribed by City Council by City Ordinance.

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League City Elections
Mayor
Tim Paulissen (i)
City Council, Position 1
Dan Becker (i)
Jay Ewend
City Council, Position 2
Tommy Cones
Phillip W Morris
City Council, Position 6
Joanna Sharp Dawson
Keith A Gross
Jason Long
City Council, Position 7
Abdul Al-Sahli
Nick Long

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Seabrook Elections
Proposition 1
The issuance of not to exceed $6,850,000 of City of Seabrook, Texas general obligation bonds for designing, acquiring, constructing, and equipping a public works and animal shelter and adoption center building and related storage and support structures and facilities, and the levying of a tax in payment thereof.
Proposition 2
The issuance of not to exceed $725,000 of City of Seabrook, Texas general obligation bonds for public safety equipment, including a new fire engine, and the levying of a tax in payment thereof.
Proposition 3
The issuance of not to exceed $525,000 of City of Seabrook, Texas general obligation bonds for designing, constructing and installing technology improvements, including a fiber optic network, and the levying of a tax in payment thereof.
Proposition 4
The issuance of not to exceed $450,000 of City of Seabrook, Texas general obligation bonds for parks and recreation facilities, including the construction of splash pads at Pelican Bay Municipal Pool Complex and Monroe Fields on Repsdorph Road, and the levying of a tax in payment thereof.

 

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