General Election for Single Member District Nos. One, Two & Three

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On July 11, 2019, the City Council approved via Ordinance No. 14,116, a Joint Election with Harris County on November 5, 2019, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of electing persons to the positions of Single Member District Nos. One, Two and Three for the City of Baytown.  The candidates will be listed on the ballot as follows: 

OFFICIAL BALLOT 

FOR COUNCILMEMBER DISTRICT NO. _____ 

(Vote for none or one)

 [ ] Name of Candidate

[ ] Name of Candidate

 

Meet the candidates of the City of Baytown November 5, 2019, General Election

District No. 1

Laura Alvarado, Incumbent

 

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Laura Alvarado was elected the District 1 Council Member in November 2016. Her current term expires in November 2019.

Alvarado came to Baytown as a child in the early 1980’s when her family relocated as part of her father’s work in the refineries. She remembers her parents searching several places in which to settle in the surrounding areas, but once her mother visited Baytown, she knew they were home. This has been the same feeling that has kept Laura in her childhood neighborhood.

An active member of the Baytown community, she serves passionately on the Gulf Coast Partners Achieving Student Success (GCPASS), Hispanic Educational Access Committee (HEAC) of Lee College, and the Community Development Advisory Committee (CDAC).

A graduate of Robert E. Lee High School and Lee College (Business Administration), she is currently pursuing a degree in Public Administration. She is a graduate of Leadership Houston Class XXX, where she serves on the Communication Committee and was named one of Houston's 100 Hispanic Women in Leadership in 2010.

Alvarado works for the Texas Diversity Council (TXDC) as Communication and Program Director, responsible for all communication and marketing efforts across the Texas markets as well as for the National Diversity Council (NDC). She is a strong advocate for education and the advancement of women as she leads several youth and women’s initiatives throughout the Texas and other NDC markets.         

 

 Mercedes Renteria III, Candidate

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 District No. Two (Unopposed)

Chris Presley, Incumbent

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Chris Presley was elected the District 2 Council Member in May 2013.

Presley, a life-long Baytown resident, has served an active role in the community, having served as President of the Baytown Downtown Association, Director of both the Baytown Redevelopment Authority and the Baytown Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone, and the Baytown Charter Review Committee.

A graduate of Ross S. Sterling High School, Presley holds an Associates Degree from Lee Junior College, a Bachelors Degree in Finance from the University of Texas in Austin, and a Masters Degree in Real Estate and Construction Science from Texas A&M University, where he held membership in the National Honor Society.

Self-employed in the field of Real Estate and Construction Management, Presley enjoys physical fitness, reading, hunting, and fishing.

 

District No. Three (Unopposed)

Charles R. Johnson, Incumbent

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Charles R. Johnson was elected the District 3 Council Member in November 2016. His current term expires in November 2019.

Johnson started serving in the community as a volunteer coach in 1996 at the Baytown YMCA and has served on numerous committees.  He now volunteers as a basketball coach with the Highlands Sports Association (HSA) where he is also the President of Basketball operations.

After graduating from Ross S. Sterling High School in 1995,  he received Associates Degrees in Child Development and Substance Counseling.  He also earned a Bachelors Degree in Leadership from the College of Biblical Studies.

While attending Lee College, Johnson worked at the Baytown YMCA as a summer camp counselor.  While at the Baytown YMCA, he worked his way up to the Site Director in the afterschool program and later to the position of Multi-Site Director. He worked at BACODA (Bay Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol) as a Prevention/Intervention Specialist.  While at BACODA, Charles worked with an epidemiology group whose focus was on lowering alcohol and drug abuse in the Bay Area, which included South Houston, Pasadena, LaPorte, Baytown, and Clear Lake.  Charles is currently working as an operator at TARGA.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family.