Friendswood council runoff is today
Saturday's the runoff for Andy Rivera's Friendswood city council seat in Friendswood.
Voting will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 5 at Friendswood City Hall, 910 S. Friendswood Drive.
Deirdre Carey Brown and Jeff Moser are competing for the Position 6 seat on Friendswood's city council. Rivera, director of Pearland Regional Airport, came in third place during the May 8 election.
With nearly 2,900 Friendswood residents voting, Carey Brown took 48.5 percent of the vote, and Moser captured 27.3 percent.
From an Ultimate Clear Lake interview with the candidates earlier this year:
Deirdre Carey Brown
Brown, 37, an attorney, has resided in Friendswood for five years.
I'm running because we need people for the residents of Friendswood to have a voice on City Council," Brown said.
If elected, Brown said she would push for the creation of a strategic plan for the city that would address all facets of its future. Many of the city's problems stem from not having a plan and changes in City Council and city staff, she said.
If we had a strategic plan that people are working from, we could work with residents, business leaders, and developers and understand what everybody thinks is a good fit for Friendswood," Brown said.
Moser, 44, a salesman, is an eight-year resident of Friendswood.
I love this city," Moser said. I love the people and they deserve better than what they've gotten and I can provide it to them."
Moser said he would restore residents' trust in City Council. He said he can't find anybody that trusts" the current City Council.
I'm going to be accountable for my decisions and my vote," Moser said. I'm going to communicate with the citizens before we make a decision that impacts them, and I'm going to be true to our business partners and we're going to get out of their way and grow this city in a responsible manner that holds true to our values that were established many years ago."