City Council and Elections
- Roy E. Maynor, Jr., Council Pos. 3
Term Expires: May 2023
- Rory Burke, Council Pos. 4
Term Expires: May 2023
- Dietrich von Biedenfeld, Council Pos. 5 and Mayor Pro-Tem
Term Expires: May 2022
West Columbia is governed by a Mayor and City Council who are elected by the people of the City of West Columbia. The Mayor and City Council acting together are the Governing Body. All Governing Body members serve two-year terms. The Governing Body, being the elected representative of the people, adopts all ordinances and resolutions and determines the general goals and policies.
City Council positions are for two-year terms. Candidates must be 18 yrs. of age, have resided a minimum of 1 year in the state and 6 months in the City of West Columbia, Texas for Alderman or 1 year for Mayor and be a registered voter in Brazoria County by the filing deadline. More information is available in the candidate’s packet available at City Hall, 512 E. Brazos Avenue, West Columbia, Texas. Candidate Packets contain the following: Candidate Letter and Calendar, First Steps for Candidates Running for City Office, Political Advertising flyer, Political Fundraising flyer, Sign Ordinance Summary, County Elections Department Information Request, Application for a Place on the Ballot - English, Application for a Place on the Ballot - Spanish, Campaign Finance Guide, Fair Campaign Practices Act, Code of Fair Campaign Practices - Form CFCP, Appointment of a Campaign Treasurer - Form CTA Instruction Guide, Appointment of a Campaign Treasurer - Form CTA, Candidate Campaign Finance Report - Form C/OH Instruction Guide, Candidate Campaign Finance Report - Form C/OH.
Elections are held in May of each year. Election Day is May 1, 2021.
TERMS EXPIRING IN MAY, 2021:
Alderman Pos. 1: ROBERT "PUGA" THOMAS
*Candidates filed as of February 11th, 2021: Robert "Puga" Thomas (Incumbent)
Alderman Pos. 3: ROY E. MAYNOR, JR.
*Candidates filed as of February 11th, 2021: Roy E. Maynor, Jr. (Incumbent)
Alderman Pos. 4: JAMES "JAMIE" WALKER
*Candidates filed as of February 11th, 2021: James "Jamie" Walker, (Incumbent)
To vote in an election, you must be registered to vote at least 30 days before the election date. Register online here. To change your name or address, a completed and signed application is also required at least 30 days before the election date.