City of Katy Election

Robertson, Corte, and Harris Win Katy City Council Seats

Chris Harris (photo courtesy Chris Harris)

By George Slaughter Katy city voters Tuesday elected Rory Robertson, and reelected Janet Corte and Chris Harris, to the Katy City Council. Robertson, a registered investment advisor, won the Ward B council seat. In unofficial results, Robertson received 2,355 votes, or 51.6 percent, to avoid a runoff with incumbent Durran Dowdle, Sam Pearson, and Steve Pierson. Dowdle received 872 votes, or 19.1 percent. Pearson received 756 votes, or 16.6 percent. Pierson received 581 votes, or […]

Meet the Katy City Council Candidates: Rory Robertson

Rory Robertson (Rory Robertson photo)

By George Slaughter Rory Robertson, a registered investment advisor, is seeking his first term on the Katy City Council. He is seeking the Ward B seat presently held by incumbent Durran Dowdle. Dowdle is seeking reelection. Sam Pearson, a retired peace officer and minister who serves on the city’s planning and zoning commission, and Steve Pierson, a former council member, have also filed for the seat. Term of office is three years. 1. Why do […]

Meet the Katy City Council Candidates: Chris Harris

Chris Harris (photo courtesy Chris Harris)

By George Slaughter Chris Harris, an analyst at the U.S. Department of Justice, is seeking his second term as council member-at-large on the Katy City Council. Following the election of Mayor Bill Hastings last year, Harris was appointed mayor pro tem. Harris has drawn no opponents this election. The term is for three years. 1. Why do you want this job? Serving as council member and being appointed as mayor pro tem is the honor […]

Today is Last Day for Early Voting

By George Slaughter Today is the last day for early voting in the Katy city election and Katy Independent School District trustee election. City Election For polling locations and times, click here. Voters will decide the mayor’s race between incumbent Chuck Brawner and former police chief Bill Hastings. Ward B voters will decide between banking executive Jenifer Jordan Stockdick and former council member Steve Pierson. Incumbent Jimmy Mendez cannot seek reelection due to term limits. […]

Carroll to Seek Election to Ward A Council Seat

Frank Carroll

By George Slaughter Katy Ward A City Council Member Frank Carroll said Friday he intends to seek a full term to the seat to which he was appointed last September. Carroll said his primary goal would be to preserve and fight for Katy’s small-town values. “It is these values that have made Katy the greatest place to live in America for over 100 years,” Carroll said. Carroll said keeping Katy’s small-town atmosphere while facing the […]

Brawner to Seek Second Term as Mayor

Chuck and Marcy Brawner

By George Slaughter Mayor Chuck Brawner announced Thursday that he would be seeking a second term as mayor. “Serving Katy has been a distinct honor and I would be humbled to serve one more term to complete the work we have begun together,” Brawner said in a news release. “The families of Katy were at the center of my campaign when I ran for mayor and our Katy families remain the center of my re-election […]

Dowdle Re-Elected to Katy City Council; Corte, Harris Elected

By George Slaughter Katy Ward B Council Member Durran Dowdle was re-elected to his post Saturday, while challengers Chris Harris and Janet Corte won their respective races for council member at-large and Ward A council member, respectively. Dowdle was re-elected to his third and final term under term limits. Harris and Corte were making their first bids for public office. The trio will take their oaths of office later this month. Ward B Dowdle drew […]

Meet your Candidates for City Council and Mayor for the City of Katy

The Katy News will be hosting a City of Katy Election Forum on Friday, April 14th, 7 p.m. at Midway Bar-B-Que located at 6025 Hwy. Blvd. We are encouraging the residents to submit their questions to the candidates in writing to Your questions will be reviewed. Our goal is to give the Katy residents a chance to hear what their candidates have to say. Hurry to submit your questions. The deadline is on Monday, […]