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A Look At Upcoming City Council and Mayoral Election in Galveston

The Texas primary may be over, but another vote is close behind in Galveston where the mayor and all six city council seats are up for election in May. This happens every two years — does that make it harder for Galveston Island officials to do their jobs? We preview the upcoming election in Galveston […]

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The Texas primary may be over, but another vote is close behind in Galveston where the mayor and all six city council seats are up for election in May. This happens every two years — does that make it harder for Galveston Island officials to do their jobs?

We preview the upcoming election in Galveston and discuss some of the issues that may be top of mind for voters there, including funding for longstanding and ongoing repairs related to Hurricane Ike in 2008.

John Wayne Ferguson, Galveston Island Reporter for the Galveston Daily News, joins us to discuss the issues and races in this year’s election.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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