City Elections (Elecciones de la ciudad)

May 7, 2022 General Election (7 de mayo de 2022 Elección General)

For the May 7, 2022 Election, Kemah residents will be asked to vote for the positions of Council Positions 1, 3 and 5 & an unexpired term for Position 2.

Position (Posición) Incumbent (Titular)  Candidates (Candidates) Unofficial Results (resultados no oficiales)
Council Position 1 (Posición del Consejo 1)
 Teresa Vazquez-Evans

Teresa Vazquez-Evans
Steve Murray
Council Position 3 (Posición del Consejo 3)
 Doug Meisinger Doug Meisinger
Shelia Thorne
Council Position 5 (Posición del Consejo 5)
 Isaac Saldaña Isaac Saldaña
Mike Stackable
Council Position 2 (Unexpired Term)  
(Posición del Consejo 2 - termino no vencido)
 Darren Broadus - Appointed  Jeff Thompson
Darren Broadus

For more information on election results click here.

Candidates interested in placing an application for a place on the May 7, 2022 General Election ballot may file their applications between Wednesday, January 19, 2022 through Friday, February 18, 2022. 
Any person wishing to file for candidacy may pick up an application packet from the City Secretary's office. Additionally, the Candidate Packet can be viewed and downloaded here: May 7, 2022 Election Candidate Packet.

Candidate Filing Dates and Times: 

  • Start Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 8:00 a.m.
  • End Date: Friday, February 18, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.
Candidate Filing Office Hours:
  • Monday to Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Office hours will be extended to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 18th.)
Notice of Drawing for Place on Ballot 2022
Additional Important 2022 Election Dates:
  • First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail: Saturday, January 1, 2022
  • Last Day to Register to Vote (for 2022 City Officers' Election): Thursday, April 7, 2022
Voter Information:

Notices/Documents (Avisos/Documentos):

Candidate Applications & Forms
Teresa Vazquez-Evans - Position 1
Teresa Vazquez-Evans - Candidate Application
Teresa Vazquez-Evans - Campaign Treasurer Appointment
Teresa Vazquez-Evans - Code of Fair Campaign Practices
Teresa Vazquez-Evans - Campaign Finance Report 30 days before election

Steve Murray - Position 1
Steve Murray - Candidate Application
Steve Murray - Campaign Treasurer Appointment
Steve Murray - Code of Fair Campaign Practices

Steve Murray - Campaign Finance Report 30 days before election
Steve Murray - Campaign Finance Report 30 days before election - corrected financial statement
Steve Murray - Campaign Finance Report 8 days before election

Darren Broadus - Position 2 (unexpired)

Darren Broadus - Candidate Application
Darren Broadus - Campaign Treasurer Appointment

Darren Broadus - Campaign Treasurer Appointment - Updated

Darren Broadus - Code of Fair Campaign Practices
Darren Broadus - Campaign Finance Report 8 days before election, exceeded modified reporting limit

Jeff Thompson - Position 2 (unexpired)
Jeff Thompson - Candidate Application
Jeff Thompson - Campaign Treasurer Appointment

Jeff Thompson - Code of Fair Campaign Practices

Shelia Thorne - Position 3
Shelia Thorne - Candidate Application
Shelia Thorne - Campaign Treasurer Appointment
Shelia Thorne - Code of Fair Campaign Practices

Doug Meisinger - Position 3
Doug Meisinger - Candidate Application
Doug Meisinger - Campaign Treasurer Appointment
Doug Meisinger - Code of Fair Campaign Practices
Doug Meisinger - Campaign Finance Final Report

Isaac Saldaña - Position 5
Isaac Saldaña - Candidate Application
Isaac Saldaña - Campaign Treasurer Appointment
Isaac Saldaña - Code of Fair Campaign Practices

​Steve Murray - Position 5 (withdrew)
Steve Murray - withdrawal letter
Steve Murray - Candidate Application

Mike Stackable - Position 5
Mike Stackable - Candidate Application
Mike Stackable - Campaign Treasurer Appointment

Mike Stackable - Code of Fair Campaign Practices

May 2023 General Election
Future General Elections
(posted in accordance with TX. Legis. H.B. 305, effective September 1, 2019)

 Date of Next Officer Election  Location of Next Officer Election
 Saturday, May 6, 2023 Kemah Community Center (Jimmy Walker Community Center)
800 Harris
Kemah, TX 77565

 Elected Officers of Political Subdivision Year Officer Elected Year Term Expires
 Carl Joiner - Mayor  2021  2023
 Darren Broadus - Position 2 (appointed to unexpired term - the May 7, 2022   election will determine incumbent)  2021  2023
 Robin Collins - Position 4  2021  2023

 Filing Period for the May 6, 2023 General Election for Mayor and Positions 2 & 4
 First Day to File for Place on the Ballot: (108th day before Election)  January 18, 2023
 Last Day to File for Place on the Ballot: (78th day before Election)  February 17, 2023

Candidate Eligibility Requirements
1. Be a United States citizen.
2. Be 21 years of age or older on first day of term to be filled at election.
3. Have resided continuously within the City limits of Kemah for at least 12 months preceding Election Day.
4. Have been registered voter (possess current voter registration certificate) for at least one (1) year.
5. Have not been convicted of a felony or an offense involving moral turpitude for which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities.
6. Have not been determined mentally incompetent by final judgement of a court.

The City Secretary's Office will accept applications from qualified persons interested in running for any of the above-referenced places during the filing period designated by state law. During the filing period, the City Secretary's Office will receive completed and notarized applications at the City of Kemah City Hall, located at 1401 Hwy 146 Kemah, TX 77565, during regular business hours of 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday thru Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. excluding holidays.  Applications will not be accepted after 5:00 p.m. on February 17, 2023.  Per the Secretary of State's CSO-3449 Advisory of August 30, 2020, candidate applications may be filed:

  • In person, with the City Secretary's office at City Hall;
  • By mail; an application submitted by mail is considered to be filed at the time of its receipt by the appropriate filing authority (Secs. 143.007(b); 144.005(b)); or 
  • By fax or email; "A signed, sworn, scanned candidate application (and petition, if applicable) may be submitted by fax or email if there is no filing fee (the City of Kemah does not require a filing fee).  Please be advised that an application must be notarized prior to filing via fax or email."

 Notice and Record of Meeting of Political Subdivision's Governing Body (If applicable to Political Subdivision):
 City Council meeting agendas and minutes are posted to the City's website at the following link: