Council race draws new candidates

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The upcoming general election has drawn a slate of candidates for Pearland City Council.

Candidate filing for the May 9 election ended last Friday, Feb. 27.

Up for election is the Position No. 2 seat, currently held by Scott Sherman, who is stepping down due to term limits.

Vying for the seat are former city staffer Trent A. Perez, Pearland community volunteer Quentin Wiltz, attorney Derrick Reed and local business owner Adrian Hernandez.

Also up for election is Position No. 3. Incumbent Keith Ordeneaux has filed for reelection, drawing challenger Adrienne Bell, a telecommunications professional and inaugural president of Pearland Democrats.

Pearland City Council last Monday officially called the general election and agreed to enter an election services agreement with Brazoria County.

“Vote centers” will be established throughout all of the city and county. For the first time, residents of Pearland will be able to vote at any of the centers in the county of their choice on election day.

Councilman Keith Ordeneaux commented that he hopes the convenience of vote centers will soon become a statewide option, and that residents eventually would be able to vote in adjacent counties.

“We have a lot of people who work in Harris County,” he said. “With current technology, there’s no reason your voter ID number can’t pull up your ballot on a computer anywhere in the state.”

Vote center locations within Pearland for the upcoming general election will include the Drainage District building on Broadway, Turner College and Career High School on Bailey, the Westside Event Center on Country Place Blvd., Silverlake Recreation Center, Fellowship Church on Broadway and at both Pearland library branches.

Earling voting begins April 27.

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