College Station city councilwoman Julie Schultz is being opposed by Linda Harvell.
College Station city councilwoman Blanche Brick, a Blinn College history professor, is being opposed in the November election by Texas A&M student Gabriel Pereira.
There will be a contested race for Bryan city council SMD (single member district) 4. Former councilman Mike Southerland, who served two terms as the at-large representative, filed Friday. He joins Kyle Incardona, who is the managing partner at Hillier Funeral Home. The SMD 4 seat is being vacated by Ann Horton due to term limits.
Monday afternoon (8/18) at 5 p.m. is the deadline to file for local school boards and city council positions. The Bryan school district has announced three men have filed for two seats. At large member David Stasny has filed for a ninth-three year term. He is opposed by Roy Flores. Last month, John Street filed for a second term as the place two member.
Thursday afternoon update (7/24):
Filing Thursday for College Station school board is Michael Schaefer, who is seeking the place six seat now held by Kimberly McAdams, who is seeking re-election.
August 18th is the filing deadline for school board and city council seats.
Monday evening update:
Bryan school board member John Street says he has filed for re-election.
That means all incumbent Bryan and College Station school board and city council members who are eligible to run again have either filed or have told WTAW News they plan to seek re-election.
Monday afternoon update:
Incumbents who filed Monday included Bryan city councilman Greg Owens and College Station councilmembers Karl Mooney and Julie Schultz.
College Station school board member Valerie Jochen told WTAW News she would seek another term.
Most of the local city council and school board members whose terms are expiring plan for run for re-election in this November’s election.
Now that the filing period is underway, only one incumbent is barred from running due to term limitations. That’s Bryan district four councilwoman Ann Horton.
The first person to announce filing for district four is Kyle Incardona, who is the managing partner at Hillier Funeral Home.
District three councilman Greg Owens says he plans to run for a second term, as are the three incumbents in College Station…Blanche Brick in district one, Karl Mooney in district three, and Julie Schultz in district five.
There are no term limits for school board members. One of Bryan ISD’s at large members, David Stasny, plans to seek a ninth-three year term. College Station board member Kimberly McAdams says she will run for a second term. Other school board seats up for election this year are Bryan’s district two, now held by John Street, and College Station ISD’s Valerie Jochen.
Back to the Bryan city election, one of two groups calling for changes to the Bryan city charter have submitted enough petition signatures to qualify for a city-wide vote. Citizens for Bryan wants to ban relatives of council members from being hired or appointed to city positions, ban councilmembers from considering items presented by campaign donors of more than $250 dollars, and ban council members from mentioning their position when campaigning for other political candidates.
The city council will consider on August 12th the first reading of an ordinance calling an election for those three proposed changes. If the council approves, a second reading could take place as quickly as the next day.
Meantime, the second group, Partners For a Better Bryan, continues to collect signatures calling for a vote to allow all Bryan residents to vote for all council members, while keeping residency requirements for the five single member districts.