New faces: Redmon joins Humble city council, Scarfo, Twomey take place on school board
The Humble City Council’s chamber was filled with families, community members and leaders as city officials welcomed Glenn Redmon to the Position 2 seat and thanked Ray Calfee for his eight years of service on the board.
The City of Humble had three races up for grabs in the May 4 election — mayor, Position 1 and Position 2.
All votes were canvassed by the Harris County District Clerk’s Officer on Wednesday.
Mayor Merle Aaron ran against Humble resident and retired teacher Arliss Bentley. Aaron received 389 votes while Bentley earned 173 votes.
Position 1 Board Member Andy Curry ran unopposed and Redmon also ran unopposed for Position 2. Calfee did not seek reelection.
All three were sworn in by Presiding Judge Vic Pecorino.
This would be Aaron’s third two-year term as the mayor since 2015. The mayoral incumbent sought reelection to finish the city projects the council has started during his term and contribute to the city’s financial and economic growth.
“We have a lot of obstacles in front of us, but we can handle them. There’s a lot of things we want to make sure that we continue in the right direction,” Aaron said. “We need to think bigger. We need to think further out into the future. … We won’t always be here but our city is, and we need to make sure that it’s strong and that it’s safe and that it’s financially secure.”
For Redmon, this is his first time serving on the board and he is eager to start working with the council and the City of Humble.
“It’s a wonderful, great opportunity to be a part of the city council,” Redmon said. “They’ve done such a great job in directing the city, and it’s a great day, it really is. I look forward to being an asset and do some great things here in the City of Humble.”
After 8 years of serving on the board, Calfee said he will spend more time with his family and relax.
“Everything was great. I met a lot of great people and Humble’s got better people working for them than I ever realized they had working for them,” Calfee said.
Humble ISD elections
Results for the Humble ISD Board of Trustees were also canvassed.
In Position 2, Robert Scarfo won with 1,950 votes. Nikki Roux garnered 839, Janie Branham earned 595 and Ryan Engolio received 106 votes in opposition to Scarfo.
In Position 6, newcomer Lori Twomey defeated incumbent Colin Carney with 1,684 votes. Carney gained 1,613 votes.
In Position 7, incumbent Nancy Morrison ran unopposed.
Humble ISD will swear in their new board members in their June meeting.