The shoo-in mayor and seven candidates for three Bellaire City Council seats will face off Tuesday night (Oct. 12), outlining their views and answering questions in a nonpartisan forum.
The traditional event will run from 6-8:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Faith Lutheran Church, 4600 Bellaire Blvd. It will start with a meet-and-greet, including snacks and beverages, at 6, the actual forum from 6:30-8 p.m., and an additional chance to interact until 8:30.
Organizers have not been able to find volunteers to help livestream the event, but it will be recorded, and an announcement will come later about where and how it can be accessed.
Patrick Durio, a Bellaire certified public accountant and precinct judge, will moderate the session. According to organizers, all candidates have indicated they will attend.
Mayor Andrew Friedberg, who drew no opposition in seeking his fourth two-year term and is the only incumbent running, will appear to speak and answer questions. Council candidates are Winfred “Win” Frazier and Kevin Newman, Position 1; Ross Gordon and Javier Vega, Position 3; and Andréa Ehlers, David Montalvo and Brian Witt, Position 5.
Each of Bellaire’s seven total council positions is at-large, elected by the entire city.
Early voting will take place from Oct. 18-29, with the general election on Nov. 2.