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.

Laura joined the First3Years organization in 2019 as the Community Systems Manager. She is responsible for collaboratively developing an integrated and coordinated community system within Baytown, TX where every family has an equitable voice, is supported, and can readily access and choose from quality resources and services for their young child.

In her previous role, she served as the Senior Director of Operations for the National Diversity Council to advocate for the value of diversity and inclusion within the private, public and non-profit sectors. During her time at the Council, she also led the efforts to coordinate the vision of Rice University's four-year writing program dedicated to high school students, which resulted in granting over $40K in scholarships. She also worked to enhance programs and efforts geared towards women in and out of the workplace.

She is a Leadership Houston alumna, Class XXX, where she served on the Communication Committee and was previously named one of Houston’s 100 Hispanic Women in Leadership by the Houston Chapter of Hispanic Women in Leadership.

Laura is also a board member for Communities in Schools Baytown and Our Promise for West Baytown as well as on the Women's Advisory Group for Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital. Laura is a graduate of Lee College in Baytown, TX with an associate’s degree in business administration.

As part of her mission of continuing to give back to her community, In addition to serving as a City of Baytown Councilmember, Laura also serves as the Secretary for the Municipal Development District and Vice President of the Architecture & Engineering Committee.

 

 Mercedes Renteria III, Candidate

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Former Council Member Mercedes Renteria has the following accomplishments during his tenure:

  • Tax exemptions senior citizens,
  • Support for Baytown police department & Fire department,
  • Body Cameras for the Police enforcement,
  • Baytown town square,
  • Baytown revitalization,
  • economic development,
  • municipal development district,
  • Industrial district agreements,
  • Hotel convention center,
  • San Jacinto mall project,
  • Pirates Bay water park,
  • Calypso Cove water park,
  • Skate Park, Baytown Nature Center,
  • Highway flyovers,
  • traffic congestion program,
  • Mosquito spraying,
  • enterprise zoning,
  • Myriad of city Budgets,
  • City infrastructure, 
  • Drainage, and 
  • Water bill solutions.

 

 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

 Charles Johnson Election Bio

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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.