Let’s hear from the candidates

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 20, 2019

As a service to the community, we will publish letters of introduction from the candidates to run on the Opinion page as submitted. This allows voters an opportunity to learn more about each candidate so citizens can make an informed decision when they are at the polls.

We would like to hear from those running for School Boards and City Councils

Letters should be approximately 550 words and the candidate will need to submit a photo and the article in digital format to dawn.burleigh@orangeleader.com


Contested races for the May 4, 2019 election are:

Orange Council

Single Member District 4

  • Mary McKenna
  • Alan E. Mesecher
  • Annette Pernell*


At Large Member 5

  • David C. Bailey
  • Caroline Mazzola Hennigan
  • Bill Mello*
  • Charles Ray Thomas




  • Kimberly Stiebig
  • Ken Crawford


Ward 6

  • Ken Luce
  • Jane Hill


LCMCISD Board of Trustees

Position 6

  • Josh Fisher
  • Dr. Chris Riedel 


WOCCISD Board of Trustees

  • Linda Platt-Bryant
  • Demetrius Hunter
  • Gina Simar
  • Kianna Edwards-Brooks
  • Russell Holt


Bridge City ISD

Place Five

  • Jerry McInnis*
  • Cory L. Mitchell


* Incumbent