Martha has your final filings for City of Houston elections. Executive summary: No surprise last minute entrants, but everyone except for Council Members Melissa Noriega (At Large #3), Ed Gonzalez (H), and James Rodriguez (I) has at least one opponent. Time to start handicapping the races and guessing who makes it to what runoff.
Meanwhile, the HISD Board of Trustee elections got more competitive as Mike Lunceford drew Ray Reiner, retired HISD principal and executive director of the Houston Association of School Administrators, for the open District V seat, and Board President Larry Marshall wound up with three opponents for District IX. District I remained a three-candidate race, while incumbents Harvin Moore and Greg Meyers went unopposed.
Finally, the one strange turn occurred in the HCC Board of Trustees universe, where Trustee Abel Davila reportedly did not file for re-election. If I heard correctly, it sounds like his brother-in-law (!) filed at the last minute and will have the field to himself. I gather some people are not happy about this, and I expect there will be some fallout as a result. Stay tuned.