A runoff election will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2019, for the City of Bellaire for Council member positions 4 and 6. Incumbent mayor Andrew Friedberg was re-elected. Candidate Catherine Lewis defeated incumbent Trisha Pollard for Council member position 2.
Council position 4 will be resolved in a runoff election between candidates Nathan Wesely and Winfred Frazier. Jim Hotze and incumbent Council member David Montague will vie for Position 6.
Candidates Lewis, a retired PhD geologist, Wesely, an attorney who also holds an MBA and an engineering degree, and Hotze, a CPA and small business owner, turned the focus of their campaigns to flood mitigation and drainage, fiscal responsibility and City budgets, zoning and the preservation of Bellaire as a City of Homes. That message seemed to resonate with Bellaire voters.
Here’s the final count:
3502 ballots of 12,481 registered voters
- Friedberg 2409 / Riquelmy 898
- Lewis 1881 / Pollard 1360
- Wesely 1411 / Frazier 1158 / Newman 637
- Hotze 1495 / Montague 1311 / Bowers 363
Early voting for the runoff will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 27, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 2-7, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 8 and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 9-10.
Please check with Harrisvotes.com for polling locations.
Voters can use this link to request a mail-in ballot if they be will away from Harris County on the day of the election and during early voting, are sick, disabled, 65 or older, or confined in jail but eligible to vote.