There will be a General Election and a newly added Special Election held in Friendswood on May 5. The General Election on May 5 will be for Mayor, Council Position No. 1, and Council Position 3. The Special Election on May 5 will be for the unexpired term of Council Position No. 4.
The need for a Special Election arose when current Council Position No. 4 Councilmember Mike Foreman filed to run for the Mayor position. As of Feb. 2, Omar Peck has also filed to run for Mayor, Steve Rockey has filed to run for Council Position No. 1, and Trish Hanks and Philip Ratisseau have filed to run for Council Position No. 3.
Councilmember Foreman will remain in the Position No. 4 seat until the May 5 election votes are officially canvassed by the City Council at a Council meeting after the election.
Filing dates for the General Election are Wednesday, Jan. 17 through Friday, Feb. 16, until 5:00 p.m. and the Special Election filing dates are Feb. 6 through March 5 until 5:00 p.m.
Go to http://www.ci.friendswood.tx.us/Candidates-Candidantos/ or call the City Secretary’s Office at 281-996-3270 for additional information.