Pearland Council member Greg Hill has resigned from his position but will continue to serve until the May 2017 election fills the new vacancy. The newly elected Council member will finish out Hill’s term which expires in 2019.
Hill is planning to run for Judge for County Court at Law No. 1 in Brazoria County. The Hon. Judge Jeri Mills is retiring her bench.
Hill’s official announcement was placed on his Facebook account where he revealed his intentions to want to represent all of Brazoria County.
“I am excited to officially announce my candidacy for Judge for County Court at Law No. 1 in Brazoria County! The Hon. Judge Jeri Mills is retiring her bench, and since she is retiring, I have decided to run for that seat, and look forward to further serving not just Pearland now, but all of Brazoria County,” Hill said. “I hope to have as much support as I can, and look forward to chatting with you all now that my campaign has begun! More to come, as it will be a March 2018 primary, November 2018 general.”
The primary election for County Court at Law No.1 is set for March 2018 with the general election in November 2018. If Hill wins, he will begin to serve in his new position in 2019.
Resigning now places his vacancy on the upcoming election in May, thus keeping the city from having to call a special election later for a Council vacancy. In May the position of mayor and Council member Position 3 are also up for election. Incumbents are Mayor Tom Reid and Mayor Pro Tem Gary Moore.
Filing for the May ballot begins January 18 and ends Feb. 17.
Hill has served on Pearland City Council since he was elected in 2011 to serve out a term on a council vacancy. He was re-elected in 2013 and 2016.
Hill is an attorney for Liverpool and a prosecutor for Friendswood.
His Facebook announcement received approximately 300 comments of support.
Story by Karolyn Gephart