Photo: Courtesy Katy Area EDC / Courtesy Katy Area EDC
Friday, Feb. 15, is the deadline to run for mayor and two council seats in the City of Katy.
The May 4 election will feature a contest for mayor. Incumbent Mayor Chuck Brawner, who has served since 2017, is opposed by retired Katy Police Department Chief William “Bill” Hastings.
Filing opened Jan. 16 for the positions of mayor and Ward A and Ward B council posts. Terms are three-years for mayor and two years for each of the two council seats.
Other incumbents are Ward A Councilman Frank O. Carroll III, who was appointed to the position last September, and Ward B Councilman James C. (Jimmy) Mendez Jr., who has served on council since 2013. Carroll has filed to run for re-election. Because Mendez has served three consecutive two-year terms, he cannot seek re-election under terms of the city’s charter.
Two people are running for the Ward B seat, however: Steve Pierson and Jenifer Jordan Stockdick, said Melissa “Missy” Bunch, city secretary.
Pierson, a retired Harris County Sheriff’s Office sergeant, has served on City Council two prior times for a total of 12 years. He was term limited in 2008 after serving three consecutive two-year terms and again in 2018.
Stockdick belongs to the city’s Convention and Tourism Bureau board and is an alternate member of the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment.
People may file an application to run for office at Katy City Hall, 901 Ave. C, Katy.