Business owner defeats incumbent in Friendswood council race

May 5, 2019

Business owner Brent Erenwert defeated incumbent Carl W. Gustafson in the May 3 race for Friendswood City Council Position 4.

Erenwert garnered 978 votes — or 56.27 percent of the total — to Gustafson’s 760.

Erenwert, chief executive officer for Brothers Produce Houston, campaigned on issues including promoting sustainable growth and getting more young people involved in city affairs.

Gustafson, a 55-year old engineer, was running for a third term on a platform that emphasizes downtown revitalization, drainage and infrastructure upgrades and equitable treatment of all areas of the city.

Position 4 incumbent Robert Griffon was unopposed in his re-election bid.