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Posted on: October 17, 2022

[ARCHIVED] League City Council Candidate Forum Oct. 19

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The November 8 election is just weeks away! League City residents will be voting on six City Council positions. Of these positions, three races are uncontested. That leaves eight candidates vying for three positions.

City Council Candidate Forum

To help residents learn more about the candidates in contested races, the League City Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting a candidate forum, in partnership with the City of League City. This forum will include a Q & A with the candidates. Residents were encouraged to submit questions by October 12. The forum will be moderated by chamber member Dr. Glenn Friedman, a former Clear Creek ISD Board member and tenured professor of education and linguistics at the University of Houston Clear Lake.

How to Watch 

The forum will be televised via channel 16 and live-streamed on the City of League City’s Facebook page and website at this link http://leaguecitytx.swagit.com/live-chambers on Wednesday, October 19 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Forum Schedule

  • 5 to 5:50 p.m.: Position 2: Tommy Cones and Billy Fregia
  • 6 to 6:50 p.m.: Position 3: Tom Crews, Chris Dodson, and Brian Hanby
  • 7 to 7:50 p.m.: Position 7: Ange Mertens, Larissa Ramirez, and Sean Saunders

City Council Candidates are as follows 

  • Position # 1: Andy Mann (uncontested)
  • Position #2: Tommy Cones, Billy Fregia
  • Position #3: Tom Crews, Chris Dodson, Brian Hanby
  • Position #6: Chad Tressler (uncontested)
  • Position #7: Ange Mertens, Larissa Ramirez, Sean Saunders
  • Mayor: Nick Long (uncontested)

*Position #3 is a Special Election for an unexpired position that opened when Councilman Larry Millican resigned in July. The elected council member will serve a two-year term to complete the remainder of the original four-year term.

Register to Vote

The last day to register to vote for the November 8, 2022 election was October 11.  Don’t know if you're registered to vote? Check your status here.

Early Voting, Polling Locations, Sample Ballots, and Other Election Information 

For the latest information about registering to vote, how to vote by mail, early voting, viewing/printing a sample ballot, and to find your polling location, visit https://www.galvestonvotes.org/

Role of Mayor and Council

League City has a Council–Manager form of government. This means our City Council represents their constituency by being responsive to citizens’ needs and tasks the City Manager with carrying out the delivery of these public services. Other council duties include establishing city policy by voting on issues relating to City ordinances and resolutions, appointing certain positions within the City government, voting on contracts, and adopting the annual City budget.

Council and mayor positions are volunteer, but do receive an annual stipend for attending meetings and performing other duties. Council members and the mayor serve a four-year term and can run for re-election for another four-year term. Council members may not serve more than two consecutive terms in the same position, nor can anyone serve as mayor following two consecutive mayoral terms. 

For more details about local election ordinances, visit the Elections page.

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