Voters elect Sharon B. Lewis to represent District 1
Galveston voters elected Sharon B. Lewis as the District 1 council representative for the seven-member Galveston City Council in a special election held Saturday.
Lewis garnered 80 percent of the vote in a three-way race against candidates Mary Branum and Bill Keese, according to election results.
Ms. Lewis will be formally sworn in as the representative of District 1 during the September 8 council meeting. The seat has been vacant since April when former councilman E.R. Johnson passed away. The Galveston City Council sought and received permission from the state to hold a special election before the typical November elections so the district would have a representative.
Ms. Lewis’ term will expire in May 2022, though she will be eligible to run again at that time. The City of Galveston thanks all voters for their civic participation and all candidates for their willingness to serve. Council positions are unpaid.
Upcoming Election - August 28, 2021 District 1
Early voting by personal appearance shall begin on Monday, August 16, 2021, and end on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, and shall be conducted during the following hours:
Monday, August 16, 2021 8: 00 am to 5: 00 pm
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 8: 00 am to 5: 00 pm
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 8: 00 am to 5: 00 pm
Thursday, August 19, 2021 8: 00 am to 5: 00 pm
Friday, August 20, 2021 8: 00 am to 5: 00 pm
Monday, August 23, 2021 7: 00 am to 7: 00 pm
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 7: 00 am to 7: 00 pm
Early voting locations:
Galveston County Justice Center, 600 59 Street 1st Floor
City of Galveston Historic 30th Street Pump and Electric Light Station, 715 30th Street
Election Day Voting
Election Day voting will take place on Saturday, August 28 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the City of Galveston Historic 30th Street Pump and Electric Light Station, 715 30th Street in Galveston.
Janelle WilliamsCity Secretary
Nellie De La FuenteAssistant City Secretary
Luis BarreraRecords Management Specialist
Rose D'AmbraAdministrative Assistant
Galveston, TX 77553
Photo ID Required for Voting in Texas
Voters will be required to show one of the following forms of photo identification at the polling location before being permitted to cast a vote:
- Texas Driver's License
- Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
- Texas Personal Identification Card
- Texas Concealed Handgun License
- United States Military Identification Card containing the person's photograph
- United States Citizenship Certificate containing the person's photograph
- United States Passport
Visit the Texas Secretary of State's website for information on changes to Texas Law that requires photo identification for all voters.
Mayor & Council Member Qualifications
At the time of election, each council member shall be a qualified voter of the City of Galveston, and shall hold no other elective public office nor be an employee of the city or any agency of the city. Each City Council member elected to represent a district shall have been domiciled and a resident of such district for a period of not less than one year, immediately preceding the council member's election. Each council member elected at-large shall have been domiciled and a resident of the city for a period of not less than one year, immediately preceding the council member's election. If a council member shall cease to possess any of these qualifications, or shall be convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude, the office of the council member shall immediately become vacant.