Early voting starts Dec. 10 in League City runoff

December 4, 2018

Early voting gets underway Dec. 10 in a runoff for League City Council Position 6, which pits a NASA systems engineer against an educator in a race in which issues include concerns about drainage and traffic.

Election Day will be Dec. 18. Early voting will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec 10-14 at the Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center, 400 West Walker St.

On December 18, polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the following locations:

Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center (Conference Room), 400 West Walker Street

Hometown Heroes Park, 2105 Dickinson Avenue

Regal Estates, 500 Enterprise Avenue, and

Creekside Intermediate, 4320 W. Main Street.

NASA engineer Chad Tressler is in the runoff with educator Chris Gross after neither received more than 50 percent of the vote in the Nov. 6 general election.

Tressler, who previously served on League City’s parks board, has advocated an approach to flooding that includes securing funds and partnering with other cities, counties, the state and federal agencies to develop regional solutions. He has said frequent presence at City Council meetings and his relationships with current council members would help him be productive on the council.

Saying that areas in the city not in the 500-year flood plain are being impacted by flooding and that many neighborhoods are being swamped as often as every five years, Gross, a teacher and coach who graduated from Clear Creek ISD, promised to work to address local and regional flooding as well as work to build partnerships with counties and surrounding cities to find solutions.

In the general election, Tressler won the most votes with 11,551, but fell short of garnering more than 50 percent of total votes cast, with Gross finishing in second place with 27.3 percent and 6,757 votes. A third candidate, Silvio Vincenzo came in third with 26 percent and 6,448 votes.


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