Amanda Barta

Amanda Barta

Come May, the Rosenberg City Council chambers could look a little nostalgic.

Yet another former council member has filed for the May 1 election.

This week, Amanda Barta threw her hat in the ring for another go at local politics.

The city of Rosenberg will hold an elections for mayor, currently held by Bill Benton and two council spots: At-Large Position 1, presently held by Jacob Balderas, and At- Large Position 2, held by Kevin Raines.

Barta, who has once again filed for the At-Large Position 2, was elected to that same position in May 2015 after serving as a councilor of District 4 since June 2013. In addition to serving on council, Barta participated in several committees including the employee benefits committee, the finance/audit committee and the charter review committee.

Barta has served on the parks board since 2014 and served on the Rosenberg Development Corp. from 2014–2016.

She served as mayor pro tem from 2016-2017 and in June 2018, she was unanimously elected by council to again serve as the mayor pro tem for a one-year term.

Former council member Richard Olson, who did not win re-election for his District 4 position in November, has also filed for the At-Large Position 2.

Raines has set his sights higher. Last week, he, along with former Mayor Cynthia McConathy, filed for the mayoral position.

Timothy Krugh, Rodolfo Rudy Cuellar Jr. and former councilwoman Alice Jozwiak have filed for the At-Large Position 1.

In November, Jozwiak lost the District 3 race to incumbent Tim Anders. Jozwiak has not served on council since 2018.

Cuellar ran for the At-Large Position 1 in 2017 and again in 2019, but lost to Balderas.

District 1, District 4 and District 5 seats, as well as one at-large position, are up for election in the city of Fulshear.

Kent Pool who holds the At-Large position, has filed for re-election. Kevin White, who holds the District 1 position, has filed for re-election. Zachary Jones as also filed for the District 1 position.

Joel Patterson is the District 4 representative and has filed for re-election. Kaye Kahlich, who filed for re-election this week, holds the District 5 seat, as well as serves as mayor pro-tem.

Richmond voters will elect two aldermen this spring.

Terry Gaul, Position 1, and Carl Drozd, Position 3, currently hold the two alderman positions.

Gaul and Drozd have filed for re-election.

In Needville, voters will elect a mayor and two aldermen.

The two alderman positions at large are currently represented by Rick Sinclair and Sandra Dorr.

Andrew Bohac serves as mayor.

Josh Aldridge has filed for an alderman position.

Two council member positions and the mayor’s post are up for election in Beasley, currently filled by Doug Harris and Carolyn Sabrsula and Mayor Kenneth Reid.

Pleak voters will elect two aldermen and a mayor.

Damon Kuhn holds an alderman position and Carolyn Dalmar vacated her position. Larry Bittner serves as mayor.

Kuhn has re-filed for election.

Candidates for city governments may file at Rosenberg City Hall, 2011 Fourth St.; Richmond City Hall, 402 Morton St.; Needville City Hall, 9022 Main St.; Beasley City Hall, 319 S. Third St.; Fulshear City Hall, 30603 FM 1093; or Pleak City Hall, 319 S. Third St.

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