All nine candidates for Bellaire mayor and three City Council positions have reportedly said they’ll attend a quickly organized forum from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 24) at the Bellaire Civic Center, sponsored by the Bellaire Business Association.
Early voting begins at 7 a.m. today and runs through Nov. 3, with the general election on Nov. 7, and a runoff, if necessary, set for Dec. 16.
Candidates’ town halls have been a tradition for decades in Bellaire municipal politics, but it appeared this year would pass without a major event — until the email went out from association chair Tim Sullivan on Saturday for what he described as a “moderated panel.” It wasn’t clear immediately whether audience members would be allowed to pose questions.
”This is a non-partisan, non-endorsement offering of information to encourage knowledgeable voting on candidates that will make decisions on our behalf for the next 2 to 4 years as they represent the 17,202 residents of Bellaire,” Sullivan wrote. He said all candidates had been invited “and have given a confirmation of their attendance.”
Running for mayor are Gus Pappas, Aaron Perry and Nathan Wesely. Council candidates are Catherine Lewis and Mike Stanton, Position 2; Elan Tavor and Cindy Cohen Taylor, Position 4; and Jackie Georgiou and Kevin Newman, Position 6.
Sullivan said doors would open at 5:30, and that seating is limited to 150. He may be reached at email@example.com.
In addition to the candidates’ profiles at the links above, Bellaire•West University Essentials Magazine and EssentialsNews.com are publishing The Essentials Questionnaire, an extensive Q&A with these links for the mayor’s race and council elections.