Manvel voters re-elected Delores Martin to her seventh consecutive term as the city’s mayor in last week’s general election. Martin is currently serving her thirteenth year as mayor. Former city council member Gary Garnett campaigned against her on a theme of change and offered voters a viable alternative. The election results showed a separation of just ten votes with Martin earning 223 total votes to Garnett’s 213. Martin was pleased to win saying, “I feel so blessed to be given the opportunity to continue to promote my city for the next three years.”
Both council incumbents will return for another three-year term. John Cox defeated his challenger John Aucoin earning just under 66% of the vote while Larry Akery bested Jerome Hudson with just over 56% of the vote. Manvel turned out 442 voters from 5,061 registered in the District, or 8.73% of registered voters. County-wide totals showed the total number of voters at 7.08%.
The election for Position 6 and Position 7 on the Alvin Independent School District (AISD) Board of Trustees saw two tight races. Earl Humbird defeated the incumbent Sue Stringer by just 30 votes out of nearly 3,300 cast. Humbird will be returning as a Trustee having served in the position before. The Position 7 seat was also close with two new-comers vying for the seat. Vivian Scheibel from Shadow Creek Ranch in Pearland defeated Long-time Alvinite Chad Dudley by 52 votes. Scheibel works in the software industry, serves as a Sunday school teacher, and is active in various youth activities. She claims to “be passionate about education and community service.”