CITY OF KATY (Covering Katy News)—The May 5, 2018, Katy city election filing period is underway, with incumbents filing for reelection in two of the three seats on the ballot.
The third seat, the at-large seat now held by Steve Pierson, will be open. Pierson is finishing his third and final term under term limits.
As of Monday afternoon, Chris Harris, an analyst with the U.S. Department of Justice, has filed to run for the at-large seat. Former Ward B Council Member Larry Gore has announced his intention to file.
In Ward A, Ray Boothe is seeking election. He is presently serving out the unexpired term of Chuck Brawner, who resigned that seat last spring to run for mayor. Boothe was appointed to fill the seat until last year’s election when he was elected to serve out the remainder of the term.
In Ward B, Durran Dowdle is seeking a third term. If reelected, it will be his last term under term limits.
Filing for office began this month. Prospective candidates must file paperwork at the city secretary’s office at City Hall. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The filing deadline is February 16.