Election History

Are you interested in the City's election history?  The City Secretary is responsible for keeping a historical log of all of the City's elections from its time of incorporation to the present.


Election Date


 
Election Type 
                                      

Ballot Item

                                                    

Outcome 
and/or Council
05/07/2022

Joint General/ Special
  • Council Positions - Mayor, 4 & 6
  • Charter Amendments - A - K


General Election

Total Votes: 2,690

Early Voted: 1,389

Election Day: 845

Voter Turnout: 11.41%

Position 4

Robert J. Griffon 

2107    100.00% 

Position 6

Brent Erenwert 

1510    61.21% 

Meg Crowley

957    38.79%

Proposition Results
05/01/2021
General 
  • Council Positions - Mayor, 1 & 3

Election was cancelled as all positions were unopposed.   Mayor Foreman, Councilmember Rockey and Councilmember Hanks were all re-elected.
11/3/2020 
Special
  • Street Maintenance Sales and Use Tax and Downtown Improvements Sales and Use Tax

Total Votes: 19,713                           

Early Voted: 18,429 

 

For: 13,506 

Against: 5,786

05/04/2020
General/Special
  • Council Positions 2 & 5
  • Street Maintenance Sales and Use Tax
  • Downtown Improvements Sales and Use Tax

General Election - Cancelled due to no opposition for Council Position No. 2  Sally Branson) and No. 5  (John Scott).          
Special Election - Rescheduled to 11/2020 due to the Corona Virus Pandemic.
11/05/2019
Special 
  • Tax Bonds

05/04/2019
General/Special 
  • Position 4 & 6

Total Votes: 1,746 

Early Voted: 1,200 

Position 4

Robert J. Griffon 

1500    100.00% 

Position 6

Brent Erenwert 

978    56.27% 

Carl W. Gustafson 

760    43.73%
05/05/2018
Joint
  • Position 1, 3 and to fill an unexpired term for Position 4 Joint Election with Galveston County Consolidated Drainage District Director Position 3 and 4

Results 05/05/2018
05/06/2017
General
  • Position 2 and 5 
  • 8 Charter Amendments 

Results 05/06/2017
05/07/2016
General/Special
  • Position 4 and 6 Street Maintenance Sales and Use Tax Downtown Improvements Sales and Use Tax 

Results 05/07/2016
05/09/2015
General
  • Mayor and Council Positions 1 and 3 

Total Votes: 1,130 
Early Voted: 778 
Mayor
Kevin Holland 
846    100% 
Position 1
Steve Rockey 
666    59.20% 
Michael Wood 
327     29.07% 
Philip Caltabiano 
132      11.73% 
Position 3
Jim Hill 
842     100% 
05/10/2014
General
  • N/A

No election was held due to no one filing in opposition for Position 2 (Billy J. Enochs) and Position 5 (John H. Scott)
11/05/2013
Special
  • Bond Election 

Propositions #1
For: 2,264 Against : 1,083 Propositions #2
For: 2,234 Against : 1,122 Propositions #3
For: 1,962      Against : 1,389  
Propositions #4 
For: 2,275     Against : 1,065 
05/11/2013
General
  • Council Positions 4 and 6 

Total Votes: 1,939 
Early Voted: 1,245 
Position 4 
Patrick J. McGinnis 
1,158     60.03% 
Jim Barr 
771     39.97% 
Position 6
Tawni Slaughter 
791      41.05% 
Carl Gustafson 
1,136     58.95% 
05/12/2012
General/Special 
  • Mayor and Council Positions 1 and 3 
  • 12 Charter Amendments 

Results 05/12/2012
05/14/2011
General
  • Council Positions 2 and 5 

Total Votes: 2,073 
Early Voted: 1,323 
Position 2 
Jim Barr (I):
957     47.33% 
Billy Enochs 
1,065     52.67% 
Position 5 
John Scott 
1,245     60.06% 
Phillip Webb 
828     39.94% 
06/05/2010
Runoff
  • Special Run Off Council Position 6 

Total Votes: 2486 
Early Voted: 1658 
Position 6 
Jeff Moser 
907     36.60 % 
Deirdre Brown 
1571     63.40 % 
05/08/2010
General
  • Council Position 4 & 6 

Total Votes: 2887 
Early Voted: 1909 
Position 4 
Billy Enochs 
252     9.02 % 
Kevin Holland 
1126     40.30 % 
Pat McGinnis 
1415     50.66 % 
Position 6 
Andy Rivera 
693     24.20 % 
Deirdre Brown 
1390     48.53 % 
Jeff Moser 
781     27.27 % 
11/05/2009
Special 
(Local Option Election-Alcohol)
  • #1 Legal sale of beer and wine for off-premise consumption & Issue
  • #2  Legal sale of mixed beverages in restaurants by food & beverage certificate holders 

Total Votes: 3,683 
Early Voted: 2,117 
Issue #1 
For: 2,505    68.29% 
Against: 1,163    31.71% 
Issue #2 
For: 2,648    72.17% 
Against: 1,021    27.83% 
05/09/2009
General/Special
  • Council Positions 1 & 3 and Mayor 
  • Proposed Charter Amendment 
  • 2 Bond Propositions 

Results 05/09/2009
05/10/2008
General 
  • Council Position 2 & 5 

Total Votes: 1426 
Early Voted: 837 
Position 2
Jim Barr 
899     63.53 % 
Brett Nichols 
516     36.47 % 
Position 5 
Bill Holbert 
1,099    100 % 
03/29/2008
Special
  • Council Position 1 (unexpired term) Special Election required to fill Laura Ewing’s vacancy due to filing for State School Board position December 31, 2007 

Total Votes: 747 
Early Voted: 338 
Position 1
Michael Barker 
505     67.60 % 
Matt Fleming 
242     32.40 % 
05/12/2007
General/Special 
  • Council Positions 4 & 6 
  • 15 Propositions 

Results 05/12/2007
05/13/2006
General
  • Council Positions 1, 3, 4 (unexpired term) & Mayor 

Results 05/13/2006
05/07/2005
General 
  • Council Positions 2 & 4 

Total Votes: 3102 
Early Voted: 1330 
Position #2 
Lonnie Moffitt 
1132 
John LeCour 
1915 
Position #5 
Kitten Brizendine 
1003 
Chris Peden 
2043 
05/24/2004
General 
  • Council Positions 4 & 6
  • GCCDD Positions 1, 2, 4 & 5 

Results 05/24/2004
05/03/2003
General 
  • Mayor & Council Positions 1, 3, 4 (unexpired term) 

Results 05/03/2003
02/01/2003
Special
  • 4 Bond Issues 

Proposition #1
For: 1937 Against: 681  
Proposition #2
For: 1985     Against: 625 
Proposition #3 
For: 1847 Against: 764 Proposition #4
For: 1369     Against: 1235 
05/04/2002
General/Special
  • Councilmember Positions 2&5, Sales Tax Usage
  • 16 Propositions 

Results 05/04/2002
05/2001
General 
  • N/A

No election was held due to no one filing in opposition for Position 4 (Kim Brizendine) and Position 6 (Mel Measeles).
11/07/2000
Special
  • Special election to fill the vacancy for Position 3 due to the death of Councilmember Manison. Tracy Goza was elected. 

Position #3 
Tracy Goza 
2872 
Harless Benthul 
1457 
Michael Mabrey 
620 
05/2000
General 
  • N/A

No election held due to no one filing in opposition for Mayor (Harold Whitaker), Position 1 (Kitten Hajecate), and Position 3 (Tom Manison). Councilmember Hajecate married in April and became Councilmember Kitten Brizendine and the sisterin-law to Councilmember Kim Brizendine.
1999
General
  • N/A

No election held due to no one filing in opposition for Position 2 (Jerry Ericsson) & Position 5 (Larry Taylor). 
05/02/1998
General/Special
  • Position 4&6
  • Clear Creek District
  • CCDD Bonds 

Results 05/02/1998
05/31/1997
General 
  • Run Off Position #6 

Total Votes: 2,090 
Total Early Voted Ballots: 925    Mel Measeles 
1100 
Sherie Warminski 
989 
05/03/1997
General/Special 
  • Mayor, Position #1, 3, & 6
  • 22 Propositions 

Results 05/03/1997
05/04/1996
General  
  • Councilmember Position #2 & 5
  • Clear Creek Drainage #1 & 2 

Results 05/04/1996
01/20/1996
Special
  • Sales Tax Election

Total Votes: 3,542 
Total Early Voted Ballots: 1,133   For: 1330     Against: 2210 
05/06/1995
General
  • Councilmember Position #4 & 6 
  • Clear Creek Drainage #3, 4 & 5 

Results 05/06/1995
01/21/1995
Special 
  • 2 Propositions (Centennial Park & Property Tax Rate)

Proposition #1 
For: 1088 Against: 1214 Proposition #2
For: 1343      Against: 952 
05/07/1994
General 
  • Mayor, Councilmember Position #1, 3, & 5 

Results 05/07/1994
05/01/1993
General
  • Councilmember Positions #2, 4, & 6 

Total Votes: 2,652 
Total Early Voted Ballots: 279  
Position #2 
Mel Measeles 
2,560 
Position #4
Ed Stuart
2,556 
Position #6 
Janis Lowe 
1,888 
Raymond Radney 
1,517 
05/02/1992
General/Special 
  • Mayor, Councilmember Positions #1, 3, and 5 
  • 12 Home Rule Charter Proposition
  • 2 Sales Tax 

Results 05/02/1992
05/05/1991
General
  • Councilmember Positions #2, 4, & 6 

Position #2
Mel Measeles 
724 
Bob Wicklander 
730 
Position #4
Ed Stuart 
1050 
Position #6
Janis Lowe 
673 
Frank Frankovich 
809 
05/26/1990
Runoff
  • Run-Off Position #5 

Run-off Votes: 1,543 
Run-off Absentee: 386       
Position #5
Richard Jackson 
619 
Harold Raley 
1542 
05/05/1990
General  
  • Mayor, Councilmember Positions #1, 3, & 5 

Results 05/05/1990
05/07/1989
General 
  • Councilmember Positions #2, 4, & 6 

Results 05/07/1989
05/07/1988
General 
  • Mayor, Councilmember Positions #1, 3, & 5 

Results 05/07/1988
04/04/1987
General/Special
  • Councilmember Positions #2, 4, & 6 

Results 04/04/1987
04/07/1984
General 
  • Mayor, Councilmember Positions #1, 3, & 5 

Results 04/07/1984
04/04/1983
General 
  • Councilmember Positions #2, 4, & 6 

Position #2 
Robert Wicklander 
673 
Position #4 
Paul Schrader 
547 
Dick Warren 
493 
Position #6 
Bruce Branham 
548 
Chuck Talbot 
484 
04/24/1982
General 
  • Run Off for Position #5 

Sandra Quinn 
153 
Jan Jordan 
504 
04/03/1982
General 
  • Mayor, Councilmember Positions #1, 3, & 5 

Results 04/03/1982
04/04/1981
General
  • Councilmember Positions #2, 4, & 6

Position #2
Robert Wicklander 
433 
Position #4
Loren Wood 
436 
Position #6
Todd Stewart 
354 
04/05/1980
Runoff
  • Mayor, Councilmember Positions #1, 3, & 5 

Results 04/05/1980
04/07/1979
General 
  • Councilmember Positions #2, 4, & 6

Position #2
Paul Maaz 
1216 
Position #4
Loren Wood 
1218 
Position #6
Vickie Black 
874 
R.J. Blacken 
765 
04/01/1978
General
  • Mayor, Councilmember Positions #1, 3, & 5 

Results 04/01/1978
11/08/1977
General/Special 
  • Position #4 

P.J. Mize 
202 
Norman Fry 
710 
04/02/1977
General 
  • Councilmember Positions #2, 4, & 6

Results 04/02/1977
04/05/1976
General 
  • Mayor, Councilmember Positions #1, 3, & 5 

Results 04/05/1976
04/1975
General 
  • Councilmember Positions #2, 4, & 6 

Results 04/1975
04/1974
General 
  • Mayor, Councilmember Positions #1, 3, & 5 

Results 04/1974
1973
Runoff
  • Run Off Councilmember Position #2 

Total Votes: 1461
Position #2 
Ralph Gonzalez 
795 
William Jones 
666 
04/07/1973
General 
  • Councilmember Positions #2, 4, & 6 

Results 04/07/1973
04/20/1972
General
  • Mayor, Councilmember Positions #1, 3, & 5 

Results 04/20/1972
1970
General 
  • Councilmember Position
  • Mayor, Councilmember Position  

Results 1970
11/23/1968
Bond 
  • Bond Election

Total Votes: 317
Bond Election #1 
For: 216      Against: 97 
Bond Election #2 
For: 193      Against: 119 
04/06/1968
General
  • Mayor, 2 Councilmember Positions 

Results 04/06/1968
03/23/1968
Bond 
  • Bond Election

Total Votes: 826
For: 118 Against: 683
04/04/1967
General
  • 3 Councilmember Positions

Total Votes: 486                   
Councilmember Position
Ralph Somers 
395 
Uel Clanton Jr. 
248 
D.G. Romeike Jr. 
64 
Edward Stuart 
350 
Thomas Woods 
294 
01/28/1967
Bond 
  • Bond Election 

Total Votes: 330 
For: 250      Against: 80 
05/26/1966
Runoff
  • Councilmember Position

Total Votes: 526  
Ralph Somers 
261 
Ronald Hamil 
259 
04/05/1966
General
  • Mayor, 2 Councilmember Positions 

Results 04/05/1966
10/02/1965
Special 
  • Councilmember Position

Total Votes: 440
Councilmember Position       
Harry Hatcher
198 
Tracy Spears 
175 
Armond Stoneman 
31 
Betty Merchant 
18 
Morris Taylor 
17 
04/06/1965
General
  • 3 Councilmember Positions 

Results 04/06/1965
11/24/1964
Special 
  • Councilmember Position

Total Votes: 253
Councilmember Position
Dr. Joseph West, Jr. 
16 
Marvin Childers 
79 
Charles Beggs 
63 
C.D. Merchant 
10 
Layton Johnson 
75 
Marie Allman 
10 
04/13/1964
General  
  • Mayor, 2 Councilmember Positions 

Results 04/13/1964
04/15/1963
General
  • 3 Council Positions

Total Votes: 244
Council Positions
Harry Hatcher 1
44 
Dale Brown 
113 
H.K. Speck 
110 
Elmo Brundrett 
100 
C.C. Bost 
99 
Alfred O’Farrell 
72 
Joseph West, Jr. 
51 
04/09/1962
General 

Results 04/09/1962