Editor's note: this article has been updated to correct a Danbury candidate's name and the Angleton ISD candidates. 

Lake Jackson and Jones Creek residents will have the chance to choose a new mayor for their cities while Angleton will get some new council members without having to lift a finger.

Sweeny ISD will get at least one new school board member and could get as many as three.

Other cities could get new mayors, council members and school board trustees as numerous incumbents had challengers file to run against them.

The filing period for the May municipal elections ended Friday, with some cities and school boards adding late contenders as the deadline approached, officials said.

Election Day is May 2. Here are the candidates for each city and school board.

LAKE JACKSON

Residents can choose between Councilman Gerald Roznovsky and former Lake Jackson EMS Chief Fred Ortiz for the mayoral seat since Mayor Bob Sipple is not seeking reelection.

Roznovsky ran against Sipple in 2018, after former Mayor Joe Rinehart reached the term limit for the post and instead successfully ran for a seat on Brazosport ISD Board of Trustees. Roznovsky has been on city council since 2005, with a two-year break from 2011 to 2013 required by the city charter.

Ortiz left his position with Lake Jackson EMS last year and purchased Help Inc., a companion care and medical supply business in the city.

An incumbent is facing a contested race for his council seat in the City of Enchantment after Micheal Musquiz filed to challenge R.L. “Buster” Buell III for Position 4, according to city staff.

Position 2 Councilman Vinay Singhania is running unopposed.

ANGLETON

After filing last week, attorney Travis Townsend took himself out of the race for city council, city officials said.

The people who filed are uncontested, meaning they will join council after the election. This includes restaurant owner Mikey Svboda for Position 1 and Mark Gongora for Position 5, Mayor Pro Tem John Wright said.

Wright, who occupies Position 3, is also uncontested for his position.

Texas House District 25 candidate Cody Vasut, who currently sits on the council’s Position 5, will not seek reelection, nor will Position 1 Councilman Mike Sillavan, who instead is seeking a seat on the Angleton ISD Board of Trustees, on which he previously served.

Mike Sillavan, Joel McKinnon and Michael Stroman are competing to serve the Position 4 trustee seat that Bill Garwood is vacating. 

David Lackey Sr. is challenging incumbent Tommy Gaines for his Trustee Position 3. 

CLUTE

The 22-year-old man who unseated a four-term Clute councilman last year resigned his council seat to run for mayor. Erick Aguilar is running against current Mayor Calvin Shiflet, City Clerk Rose Poitevint said.

The Ward A, C and E council positions are also up for reelection, Poitevint said. Robert Akerstrom will face incumbent Frances Vaughn for her Ward E council seat, she said.

Chuck Pate has filed to keep his seat in Ward C and is unopposed, and Jeff Crisp is also unopposed in Ward A, she said.

JONES CREEK

Mayor Gordon Schlemmer is not seeking reelection, but two people have filed to run for his spot. Marcy Krampota and Alderman Terry Jeffers will be on the ballot for mayor.

Krampota filed a lawsuit against the city that successfully prevented a hydrogen pipeline from being built under Primrose Lane.

Jeffers made a previous mayoral run against Schlemmer. He will continue to be an alderman if not elected, since his term lasts until 2021.

Three people have filed for the two alderman-at-large positions up for reelection, meaning the top two vote-getters will be elected. Incumbents Justin Wright and Glenn Jordan filed to keep their aldermen positions while Jenni Wailes filed to challenge them.

This will be Wailes’ second year in a row to run for an alderman position.

Marshal William Tidwell is uncontested for his position.

BRAZORIA

There are two contested races in Brazoria as current Councilwoman Roschelle Hicks and Frank Quinty Jr. have both filed to run for her Position 4 seat, City Secretary Sheila Williams said.

Position 2 Councilwoman Gail Logsdon also filed to run for reelection and will face challenger Scott Quinn, City Manager Olan Massingill said.

Bill Lott had filed to run against her, but later rescinded his application, city staff said. It would have been his fourth time seeking a council seat.

Mayor Roger Shugart does not face a challenger for reelection.

OYSTER CREEK

Micah Blaylock filed for Position 4 on City Council on the last day possible, according to City Secretary Andi Ford, and will try to unseat incumbent Harold Vandergrifft.

Positions 3 and 5, which are held by Lonnie Carr Jr. and Darrell Raska, respectively, are also up for reelection, and each incumbent will run again.

DANBURY

After serving on council for years, Bill Turnipseed and Sue Powell will not seek reelection, leaving two alderman positions open. The top two contenders will become the next council members for the city.

Five candidates are vying for the two spots, including residents Allen Brown, Butch Peterson, Chris Holcomb, Rhonda Holcomb and Craig Peavy.

Mayor Melinda Strong will run unopposed to keep her office.

SURFSIDE BEACH

Surfside Beach Mayor Larry Davison has two challengers this election cycle, with Councilman Greg Bisso and property owner Jason Mass running against him.

Running for two open alderman spots are incumbent Jennie Green-Prats, Peggy Power Llewellyn, Mark Hermonat and Mark Wilson.

WEST COLUMBIA

Mayor Laurie Kincannon filed for reelection and is running uncontested.

Council Position 2 has two candidates, with incumbent Charley Tindol facing Donnie Congdon.

Dietrich Von Biedenfeld has also filed to rerun for Position 5 uncontested.

RICHWOOD

Richwood will have a couple contested City Council races on its ballot.

David Rafalski filed to challenge Mike Johnson for his Position 1 council seat and Rory Escalante filed to challenge Mark Brown II for Position 4, City Secretary Kirsten Garcia said.

Katie Johnson is uncontested for her Position 5 council position.

IOWA COLONY

Iowa Colony will have a crowded ballot after four people filed to replace Position 1 Councilwoman Susan Cottrell, who is not seeking reelection.

Sydney Hargroder, Douglas Marshall Chumley, Waylan Rhodes and David Edward Dean will compete for her seat.

Rebecca M. Hester and Gerane Padilla-Kerr will face incumbent Arnetta Murray for Position 2.

MANVEL

Place 3 Councilman Brian Wilmer is not seeking reelection, but three people have filed to compete for his seat, according to the city website.

Niccole Tyson, George Hernandez Sr. and Edward B. Perry will all be on the ballot for Place 3, while Mayor Debra Davison and Place 5 Councilman Jason Albert are running unopposed.

SWEENY ISD

Positions 1, 5 and 7 on the school board are up for election this year, and all have multiple candidates hoping to fill the spots, Superintendent Tory Hill said.

Devin Manning Randon will face incumbent Connie Cummings McAda for Position 1, while Joel Meador and Dusty Hopkins will face incumbent Carolyn “Jan” Reddoch for Position 5.

Peggy Ellis is not seeking reelection to Position 7. Amanda Baca, Hattishia Johnson Johnican and Randy Miksch, the district’s former superintendent, will all run for Ellis’ position.

COLUMBIA-BRAZORIA ISD

Nick Kondra filed to keep his Position 5 board seat and has a challenger in James Broussard.

Position 6 Trustee Jackie Gotcher and Position 7 Trustee Linda Huebner are both running uncontested.

Board terms are for three years and are not compensated.

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