Here’s The Latest List Of Potential Candidates Running For Houston Mayor And City Council

Candidates have until August 19 to file for a place on the ballot.

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UPDATE (July 10, 2019): This post has been updated to include incumbents who plan to run for reelection. As many incumbents already have a campaign treasurer on file, they do not need to file new paperwork.

We’re starting to get an idea of what November elections will look like in Houston, with a mayoral race and all 16 seats on City Council up for grabs.

Councilmembers Brenda Stardig, Jerry Davis, Ellen Cohen, Mike Laster and Jack Christie are term limited, making Districts A, B, C and J, as well as At-Large Position 5, open seats this November. In District F, incumbent Steve Le has said he’s not seeking reelection. And with Councilmember Dwight Boykins running for mayor, several candidates are running for his seat in District D.

Councilmembers Dave Martin, Greg Travis, Karla Cisneros, Robert Gallegos, Martha Castex-Tatum, Mike Knox, David Robinson, Michael Kubosh and Amanda Edwards can run again for District E, G, H, I, K, At-Large Position 1, At-Large Position 2, At-Large Position 3 and At-Large Position 4, though not all have indicated plans to run for reelection. 

Candidates have until August 19 to file for a place on the ballot. In the meantime, potential candidates are declaring their interest by filing paperwork that designates who their campaign treasurer will be. Here’s the list of candidates who have filed paperwork designating a campaign treasurer as of now: 


Sylvester Turner (incumbent)

Sue Lovell

Dwight Boykins

Demetria Smith

Anton Dowls

Tony Buzbee 

Bill King

Kendall Baker

Derek Broze


District A

Iesheia Ayers-Wilson

Amy Peck

Mehdi Cherkaoui


District B

Alice Kirkmon

Willie Dennis

Rickey Tezino

Karen Kossie-Chernyshev

James “Joe” Joseph

Robin Anderson

Earl “Ben” White Jr.

Alyson Quintana

Huey German Wilson 

Patricia “Ann” Bourgeois

Renee Jefferson Smith

Alvin “Bird” Byrd Jr.

Cynthia Bailey


District C

Robert Nowak Jr. 

Kevin Walker 

Abbie Kamin

Gregory Meyers 

Kendra Yarbrough Camarena

Daphne Scarbrough

Mary Jane Smith

Nicholas Hellyar

Shelley Kennedy

Anthony Dolcefino

Rodney Hill

Candelario Cervantez


District D

Brad Jordan

Rashael Cave

Anthony Allen

Marlon Christian

Nissi Hamilton

Kenyon “Ken” Moore

Jeremy Darby

Jerome Provost

Carolyn Evans-Shabazz

Dontrell Montgomery


District E

Dave Martin (incumbent)


District F

Giang “John” Nguyen

Anton Dowls 

Richard Nguyen

Tiffany Thomas

Anthony Nelson

Jesus Zamora

Van Huynh


District G

Greg Travis (incumbent)


District H

Karla Cisneros (incumbent)

Cynthia Reyes-Revilla

Isabel Longoria


District I

Robert Gallegos (incumbent)

Richard “Rick” Gonzales


District J

Federico “Freddie” Cuellar II

Margaret E Mitchell

Nelvin Adriatico

Sandra Rodriguez

Edward Pollard


District K

Martha Castex-Tatum (incumbent)


At-Large Position 1

Mike Knox (incumbent)

Georgia Provost

Neeraj “Raj” Salhotra

Michelle Bonton 


At-Large Position 2

David Robinson (incumbent)

Emily Muñoz Detoto

Willie Davis


At-Large Position 3

Michael Kubosh (incumbent)

Gokulakrishnan Sankar

Marcel McClinton 

Janaeya Carmouche


At-Large Position 4

Ericka McCrutcheon


At-Large Position 5

Catherine Flowers Garcia

Marcel McClinton 

Ashton Woods

Marvin McNeese Jr

Paul Bishop

Dennis Griffin

Ralph Garcia

Letitia Plummer

Jamaal Boone

Sallie Alcorn


Some candidates have filed without specifying which race they’ll enter:

Tiko Reynolds-Hausman

Christel Bastida-Puga

Tarsha Jackson

Sonia Rivera

Amparo “Amy” Gasca

Naoufal Houjami

Robin Anderson

James Murphy Jr

Kevin Walker

Jason Rowe

Sam Cleveland

Mehdi Cherkaoui