Fort Bend County Local Elections
November 6, 2018: General Election
Following are the local elections on the ballot for the November 6, 2018 Election in Fort Bend County, Texas. Candidates are listed in alphabetical order. Not all races appear on all ballots. Races that cover all of Texas are listed on our Statewide Elections page. There may be additional races on your ballot. To view your specific sample ballot, please visit the Fort Bend County Elections Office website.
(i) denotes incumbent
D = Democrat, G = Green, I = Independent, L = Libertarian, R = Republican
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2018 General Election
US Representative, District 22
State Board of Education, District 4
Lawrence Allen Jr (i) - D
State Representative, District 27
Ron Reynolds (i) - D
Justice, 1st Court of Appeals, Place 9
Jennifer Caughey (i) - R
Peter Kelly - D
Justice, 14th Court of Appeals, Place 4
Marc Brown (i) - R
Charles Spain - D
District Judge, 328th Judicial District
Walter Armatys - R
District Judge, 458th Judicial District
Ken Cannata (i) - R
Robert L Rolnick - D
Judge, County Court-at-Law No 1
Chris Morales (i) - R
Judge, County Court-at-Law No 2
Jeffrey A McMeans (i) - R
Judge, County Court-at-Law No 5 (Unexpired Term)
Harold Kennedy - R
Teana Watson - D
Laura Richard (i) - R
Bill Rickert - R
County Commissioner, Precinct 2
Grady Prestage (i) - D
County Commissioner, Precinct 4
Ken R DeMerchant - D
James Patterson (i) - R
Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, Place 2
Mary S Ward (i) - R
Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2
Joel C Clouser Sr (i) - D
Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4
Justin M Joyce (i) - R
Constable, Precinct 2 (Unexpired Term)
Daryl L Smith - D
City of Houston Election
(Relating to the Creation of a Dedicated Funding Source to Enhance, Improve and Renew Drainage Systems and Streets)
Shall the Houston City Charter be amended to establish a Dedicated Pay-As-You-Go Fund, to be used for the enhancement, improvement, and ongoing renewal of Houston's drainage and streets, funded annually from the following sources: (i) developer impact fees; (ii) drainage charges, to property owners or users, to recover costs of providing drainage to benefitting real properties; (iii) a portion of the City's ad valorem tax levy; and (iv) third-party contracts, grants, or payments earmarked or dedicated to drainage or streets?
City of Houston, Proposition B Shall the City Charter of the City of Houston be amended by adding a separate section that reads as follows: The City of Houston shall compensate City firefighters in a manner and amount that is at least equal and comparable by rank and seniority with the compensation provided City police officers including: a. Persons employed in the following firefighter classifications shall receive the same base pay as persons of like seniority employed in the following, similarly numbered police officer classifications: Firefighters- 1. Probationary firefighter, 2. Firefighter, 3. Engineer/Operator, 4. Captain, Inspector, Investigator, Communications Captain, Mechanic, 5. Senior Captain, Senior Inspector, Senior Investigator, Communications Senior Captain, Shop Supervisor, 6. District Chief, Assistant Arson Investigator, Chief Inspector, Chief Communications Officer, Master Mechanic, 7. Deputy Chief, Arson Investigator, Assistant Fire Marshal, Deputy Chief Communications Officer, 8. Assistant Fire Chief, Fire Marshal, 9. Executive Assistant Fire Chief Police Officers-1. Probationary Police Officer, 2. Police Officer, 3. Senior Police Officer, 4. Sergeant, 5. Lieutenant, 6. Captain, 7. Captain (with an additional 15% for parity), 8. Assistant Police Chief, 9. Executive Assistant Police Chief; In the event the title of any of the above classifications shall be changed, the new classification most similar in terms of qualifications and duties to the old shall be substituted therefore, to achieve pay parity; b. Firefighters employed in fire suppression shall receive the same incentive pay as police officers, of like seniority, employed as patrol officers; c. Firefighters shall receive the same training pay as police officers of like seniority; d. Firefighters employed as arson investigators shall receive the same investigative incentive pay as police officer investigative personnel of like seniority and investigative experience; e. Firefighters who serve as Field Training Officers shall receive the same Field Training Officer training pay as police officers who serve as Field Training Officers; f. Firefighters shall receive mentoring pay in the same amount and on the same basis as police officers; g. Firefighters classified as arson investigators, inspectors, communications captain, senior inspectors, senior investigators, communications senior captain, assistant arson investigator, chief inspector or chief communications officer shall receive the same weekend premium and shift differential pay in the same amount and on the same basis as police officers qualified to receive such pay; h. Firefighters shall receive educational incentive pay in the same amount and on the same basis as police officers entitled to receive such pay; i. Firefighters shall receive college tuition reimbursement in the same amount and on the same basis as police officers entitled to receive such reimbursement; j. Firefighters shall receive the same clothing allowance (or similar benefit) paid to police officers, in addition to any protective clothing and equipment provided by the City; k. Firefighters shall receive the same equipment allowance (or similar benefit) paid to police officers; l. The City shall make the same contribution to the Houston Professional Firefighters Association Medical Trust that it does to the Texas Police Trust; and m. To the extent that the names of any of the forms of pay or benefits identified above are changed, the requirement of parity for firefighters to police officers shall continue to apply; In addition, if any new form of pay or benefit is provided to police officers, the same shall also be provided to firefighters?
City of Missouri City Election
City of Stafford Election
Proposed Amendment A
Shall the Home Rule Charter of the City of Stafford, Texas be amended to delete the list of enumerated powers the City is authorized to exercise as a home-rule city under state law.
Proposed Amendment B
Shall the Home Rule Charter of the City of Stafford, Texas be amended to provide that the Mayor shall be elected at-large, to a four year term of office.
Proposed Amendment C
Shall the Home Rule Charter of the City of Stafford, Texas be amended to provide that the Mayor shall not serve for more than four consecutive terms or parts of terms.
Proposed Amendment D
Shall the Home Rule Charter of the City of Stafford, Texas be amended to provide that Councilmembers shall not serve for more than four consecutive terms or parts of terms.
Proposed Amendment E
Shall the Home Rule Charter of the City of Stafford be amended to provide that Councilmembers shall be elected to At-Large Positions No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
Proposed Amendment F
Shall the Home Rule Charter of the City of Stafford, Texas be amended to provide that Councilmembers shall be elected to a term of three years; to provide for initial, staggered terms of two years for Councilmembers Positions 1, 2 and 4 for the elections held in 2019, 2019 and 2020, respectively and to provide thereafter for three year terms of office.
Proposed Amendment G
Shall the Home Rule Charter of the City of Stafford, Texas, be amended to provide that the Mayor shall receive pay and compensation, along with the payment of necessary expenses incurred in performance of official duties, as set by the City Council by ordinance. The amount of such compensation shall not exceed the fair market value of a City's Chief Executive Officer of a comparable size of the City of Stafford.
Proposed Amendment H
Shall the Home Rule Charter of the City of Stafford, Texas, be amended to provide that Councilmembers may receive such pay and compensation, along with necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties, as may be prescribed and set by City Council.
Proposed Amendment I
Shall the Home Rule Charter of the City of Stafford, Texas, be amended to provide that any Councilmember may request that an item to be placed on the City Council meeting agenda and the item shall be on the next regular City Council meeting agenda unless a different date was specified in the request.
Proposed Amendment J
Shall the Home Rule Charter of the City of Stafford, Texas, be amended to delete the requirement that the term of office for Judges of the City of Stafford Municipal Court be concurrent with the term of office of the Mayor of the City of Stafford.
Proposed Amendment K
Shal the Home Rule Charter of the City of Stafford, Texas, be amended to provide that the person receiving the majority of votes cast for any office of the city subject to election shall thereupon be declared by said City Council elected.
Proposed Amendment L
Shall the Home Rule Charter of the City of Stafford, Texas, be amended to provide for the submission of the City budget no later than 45 days before September 30 by the Mayor of the City of Stafford.
Proposed Amendment M
Shall Sections 11.01 to 11.05 in Article XI of the Home Rule Charter of the City of Stafford, Texas be amended to delete obsolete, transitional provisions from of the City Charter.
Fort Bend ISD Election
THE ISSUANCE OF $992,600,000 OF BONDS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION, ACQUISITION, AND EQUIPMENT OF SCHOOL BUILDINGS IN THE DISTRICT, INCLUDING SAFETY AND SECURITY AND TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE DISTRICT, FOR THE PURCHASE OF THE NECESSARY SITES FOR SCHOOL BUILDINGS, AND FOR THE PURCHASE OF NEW SCHOOL BUSES AND THE LEVYING OF THE TAX IN PAYMENT THEREOF.