Politics

Gesoff, Champagne Win School Board Seats

By George Slaughter Susan Gesoff and Dawn Champagne won their respective campaigns for seats on the Katy Independent School Board of Trustees Saturday. In the race for Position 6, Gesoff, an engineer, drew 3,324 votes, or 60%, against her challenger Scott Martin, an attorney. Martin drew 2,182 votes, or 40%. “I was very encouraged by how many people came out to the polls,” Gesoff said. “I was impressed by all four candidates and the clean campaigns […]

Katy City Council Candidate Q&A: Chris Harris

Chris Harris (photo courtesy Chris Harris)

By George Slaughter Chris Harris is an analyst with the U.S. Department of Justice and is making his first bid for elected office. He is facing businessman and former council member Larry Gore for the Katy City Council at-large seat. The incumbent, Steve Pierson, is stepping down due to term limits. For polling times and places, including absentee voting information, see the city’s election page. 1. Why do you want this job? There is a […]

Katy City Council Candidate Q&A: Ray Boothe

Ray Boothe (City of Katy photo)

By George Slaughter Ray Boothe, an insurance executive, is seeking his first full term on the Katy City Council. He was appointed as a Ward A council member last year when Chuck Brawner resigned to run for mayor. Boothe was elected in a special election to serve the remainder of the unexpired term. He is facing Janet Corte, a retired IT consultant, who is making her first bid for elected office. For polling times and […]

Katy City Council Candidate Q&A: Janet Corte

Janet Corte (photo courtesy Janet Corte)

By George Slaughter Janet Corte is a retired IT consultant. She is making her first run for the Katy City Council, where she is facing incumbent Ray Boothe, an insurance executive, for a Ward A council member seat. For polling times and places, including absentee voting information, see the city’s election page. 1. Why do you want this job? I have lived in Katy for 29 years and I love this town! My husband and […]

Katy City Council Candidate Q&A: Larry Gore

Larry Gore

By George Slaughter Businessman and former council member Larry Gore is running for the at-large position on the Katy City Council. He faces first-time candidate Chris Harris, an analyst at the U.S. Department of Justice. The incumbent, Steve Pierson, is stepping down due to term limits. For polling times and places, including absentee voting information, see the city’s election page. 1. Why do you want this job? I am running for the at-large position to […]

Katy City Council Candidate Q&A: Sam Pearson

Sam Pearson (Katy News photo)

By George Slaughter Sam Pearson is a retired peace officer and minister who serves on the city’s planning and zoning commission. He is making his first campaign for the Katy City Council, where he is facing incumbent Durran Dowdle for a Ward B council member seat. For polling times and places, including absentee voting information, see the city’s election page. 1. Why do you want the job? I have been a public servant most of […]

Katy City Council Candidate Q&A: Durran Dowdle

Durran Dowdle (City of Katy photo)

By George Slaughter Durran Dowdle is a business manager who is competing his second term on the Katy City Council. He is seeking re-election for what would be his third and final term under term limits. He is facing challenger Sam Pearson for a Ward B council member seat. For polling times and places, including absentee voting information, see the city’s election page. 1. Why do you want this job? I don’t think of the […]