Filing is now open for seats on The Woodlands Township Board of Directors. Positions 1 through 4 will be on the ballot for the November 6 general election.
All four incumbents in those positions have filed for re-election: Board Chairman Gordy Bunch for Position 1, Brian Boniface for Position 2, John Brown for Position 3, and Bruce Riesor for Position 4.
Bunch, who founded The Woodlands Financial Group, one of the largest insurance companies in Texas, was first elected to the board in 2012. At the time, the board was controlled by Bruce Tough and his establishment allies, and Bunch became a vocal conservative dissenter.
However, after Boniface, Brown, and Rieser- all allies of Bunch- were elected in the Tea Party wave of 2016, Bunch found himself board chairman.
For the last few years, The Woodlands township has been a model for fiscal conservatism, setting an example that other local governments would do well to follow.
“It is an honor to serve our hometown as its Chairman,” said Bunch. “It is a shared responsibility among the seven Township wide elected Directors and I could not volunteer without each of their contributions.”
The directors each issued statements that were upbeat about the progress of The Woodlands, and looked forward to continuing their records.
“It has been my honor and pleasure to represent our residents these past two years and I look forward to continuing to make our community a safe and exciting place to call home,” said Boniface.
“It has been an amazing two years,” said Brown. “I am so humbled to have served you as your representative on the board. We have accomplished a lot, but still have work ahead of us.”
“I sincerely hope that I have performed the duties entrusted to me by the community in an exemplary manner during my first term and humbly ask for your support in this run for re-election,” said Riesor.
According to the township website, Luis Granados and Francis Dargavage have filed for Positions 3 and 4, respectively. No information about their campaigns could be found online.