CITY OF KATY (Covering Katy News)—Two candidates have filed to run for the seat being vacated by incumbent Katy City Council Member At-Large Steve Pierson, and both incumbents seeking re-election to the council have drawn opponents for the May 6 election.
Filing deadline was Friday at the city secretary’s office.
Here is a position-by-position overview of who’s seeking office.
Pierson will not run because of term limits.
Larry Gore, a hunting and fishing outfitter, is a former Ward B council member. He serves on the city’s planning and zoning commission.
Chris Harris, an analyst with the U.S. Department of Justice, is making his first bid for public office.
Incumbent Ray Boothe has filed for election for a full-term in his own right. Boothe, an insurance executive, was appointed to the council last year when then-incumbent Chuck Brawner resigned to run for mayor. Boothe was elected to serve the remainder of Brawner’s unexpired term on the council.
Janet Weiershausen Corte, a retired IT consultant, has filed to run for the seat.
Incumbent Durran Dowdle has filed for re-election. Dowdle, a business manager, will be serving his third and final term under city limits if re-elected. He also serves as mayor pro tem.
Sam Pearson has also filed to run for the seat. He is a retired peace officer and minister and serves on the city’s planning and zoning commission.