A City Council General Election will be held on May 1, 2021

CANDIDATES FOR MAY 1, 2021 ELECTION

MayorAt-Large
Position No. 2
At-Large
Position No.4
At-Large
Position No.6
Thom KolupskiRob HefnerMichael R. GiangrossoJoe Machol
Bart BedingfieldAngie C. Cockrell
Michael Brady

Jard Kelly

NAMES ARE LISTED IN ORDER AS SEEN ON BALLOT

Candidate Bios

City Council candidates have provided the City of Seabrook with a bio and photo for election educational purposes. The City of Seabrook does not endorse or promote any City Council candidates, therefore candidate information will be limited. Bios and photos are listed in order as seen on the ballot. Please use provided links to view bios and photos. Candidates' websites are not hyperlinked.  

Candidates for Mayor

  1. BIO THOM KOLUPSKI
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Thom has been a Seabrook resident for 22 years with his wife Tamara and 3 children. Owner of an Architectural/Engineering Project Management firm with extensive experience in major multi-million dollar construction projects in and around the Houston area and the State of Texas.

He has dedicated the last 16 years to serving the citizens of Seabrook in some form or fashion, including serving the last four years as Mayor, serving two terms (6 years) on Seabrook City Council, serving two terms (4 years) as Vice-Chairman on the City of Seabrook Planning and Zoning Commission, serving as Chairman of the 2010 City of Seabrook Comprehensive Master Plan, and serving on the Seabrook Economic Development Corporation as Mayor and City Council liaison.

Thom has proven to be an experienced leader with a clear vision for Seabrook who will continue to lead Seabrook in a positive direction. For more info go to: http://kolupskiformayor.com.

  1. BIO BART BEDINGFIELD
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Glen “Bart” Bedingfield and his family have been residents of Seabrook for twenty years. Bart and his wife Kathleen have been married for thirty-two years. Kathleen is a nurse at Clear Lake Regional Hospital. Bart and Kathleen have three children. Their oldest son Kristian is serving in the United States Army. Jeremy their middle-aged son works at Arlyn’s Grocery Store. Their youngest son Brayden attends Clear Falls High School. 

Bart retired two years ago after working twenty-eight years for the Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO), as a patrol deputy, detective, and supervisor. While working at HCSO Bart gained vast experience and knowledge writing policies and budgets for the Homeland Security, Office of Emergency Management, and Organized Crime on the city, county, state, and federal levels.

Candidates for At-Large Position No. 2

  1. BIO ROB HEFNER
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Rob Hefner is a candidate for Seabrook City Council, Position 2, because he is concerned about the changes that SH146 construction will inevitably bring. Managing change requires an understanding of the systems and process by which decisions are made and an ability to cut through the red tape endemic to any government organization. Rob learned those skills during a career as an officer in the Army and continued to hone them with Seabrook while serving on the Board of Adjustments, City Charter Review Commission, and Planning and Zoning while staying busy doing nonprofit work for our local Veterans. He currently works as a home builder and lives with his wife of 32 years, Susan, in Harbor Cove.

  1. BIO ANGIE C. COCKRELL
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Angie Cockrell has lived in Seabrook, TX since 2008 and is a retired longshoreman out of ILA Local 28. 

When the Port of Houston was trying to build Bayport Container Terminal, Angie Cockrell was an outspoken champion for making sure that Seabrook benefited from the building of the Container Terminal even before she moved to Seabrook.

Angie is the owner of Legendary Consulting Tax & Bookkeeping and her business is located in Seabrook.

Angie is running for City Council position 2 because she wants Seabrook to stay the #1 Best Place To Live In Texas. As Seabrook grows, Angie wants to make sure it stays Beautiful. A sanctuary for the wildlife and the wonderful small town feel.

  1. BIO JARED KELLY
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Jared Kelly and his wife Moriah and their 4 children Bejamin, Caleb, Savannah and Zack moved from Spring Texas to Seabrook in 2014.

Jared has a BA in Business Administration with a Political Science Minor from Arizona State University. Jared has been active in the Seabrook community since he relocated to Seabrook. Jared has served on the Ethics Review Commission and the Board of Adjustment, he also coached Little League Baseball at Bayside in Seabrook. Jared is always eager to help when the need arises for charitable causes. 

Jared has 30+ years’ experience in the construction industry. He currently owns a custom pool building company and a custom home building company and helps with his wife’s snow cone shop.

Jared is an outdoorsman, loves to hunt and fish, visiting historical sites, antiquing, stock market investing and video gaming.

Jared is a big Houston Astros fan!

Candidates for At-Large Position No. 4

  1. BIO MICHAEL R. GIANGROSSO
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Michael Giangrosso has been a Seabrook resident for over 14 years.  He currently works as the General Manager at the Springhill Suites Houston Medical Center-NRG Park.  He has served in the hospitality industry for over 30+ years.  Michael has been married to his wife Hilda for 24 years and they have two children, Clarissa and Craig.  They have been active members of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Nassau Bay.  Throughout his career in the hospitality industry, Michael has been known for his commitment to service excellence.  Michael is currently serving as the Vice-Chairman of the City of Seabrook Planning and Zoning Commission and previously served on the Seabrook City Council from 2011-2017.  As a City Councilman, Michael will continue to be part of city planning to ensure the safety of the community and that businesses will continue to thrive in Seabrook.

Candidates for At-Large Position No. 6

  1. BIO JOE MACHOL
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Joe Machol has lived in Seabrook for 54 years. He is currently Councilman Position six and was elected during a special election in July 2017.

He has Officiated in the NFL for 18 years, Conference USA for 12  years.  Since 2012 Owner/Operator of WW2 ETO Tours, a European Battlefield Tour company.

He served in the Texas State Guard from 2010-2018 and has been trained as a Military Emergency Management Specialist  (MEMS). He  volunteers at the Bay Area Veterans Memorial.

As a City Councilman he would like to continue the efforts to help move the city forward during the 146 expansion and help keep the small town feel, we enjoy.  Joe would like to continue the great relationship with businesses and agencies that effect Seabrook residents.  Joe would be honored to help  keep, Seabrook moving, on a  positive path.

  1. BIO MICHAEL BRADY
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Michael Brady and his wife Natalie moved to Seabrook in 2015 from Baton Rouge, LA.  Mike is a former high school band director and retired from a 20+ year career in human resources management.  Today he’s a real estate agent with Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty.  He has a master’s degree in Education from Northeast Louisiana University and a Master of Divinity from Newburgh Theological Seminary.  

Mike is also a bi-vocational Episcopal Priest, serving as vicar of the historic St Augustine of Hippo Church in Galveston.  Mike has served many community organizations and is past board member of the Baton Rouge Symphony and currently serves on the board of St Vincent’s House in Galveston.

Seabrook is changing and Mike wants to maintain our identity as a family friendly community,  to help ensure that Seabrook packs all of the punch of a larger city with our unique personal touch.

VOTING BY MAIL

  • If you are 65 years of age or older; disabled; out of the county on election day AND during early voting; or confined in jail, but otherwise eligible, you may be eligible to cast your vote by mail. 
  • To apply for a ballot by mail, including an annual application for the 2021 Election Season, please print and complete the application on the following link: https://www.harrisvotes.com/Docs/VotingInfo/Ballot%20By%20Mail%20Application%202021_en-US.pdf
  • Mail completed application to:                                                                                             ISABEL LONGORIA                                                                                                         Harris County Elections Administrator                                                                                 P.O. Box 1148                                                                                                                     Houston, TX 77251-1148 
  • If you have questions about your mail ballot application, please contact the Harris County Elections Administrator at BBM@CCO.HCTX.NET..
  • Applications for mail ballot must be submitted in person no later than Friday, April 16 or by mail no later than Tuesday, April 20.


VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE: APRIL 1, 2021

  • To find out if you are registered to vote, please go to the Harris County Voter Registration Department
  • To update your voter registration or to register to vote, please go to the Texas Office of the Secretary of State
  • To vote in a Harris County election, you must be registered to vote at least 30 days before the election date.
  • You are eligible to register to vote if:
    • You are a United States citizen;
    • You are a resident of the county where you submit the application;
    • You are at least 18 years old on Election Day;
    • You are not a convicted felon (you may be eligible to vote if you have completed your sentence, probation, and parole); and
    • You have not been declared by a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be either totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.
  • Voter Registration Application Forms

    If you prefer to fill out a physical voter registration form, below are links to printable forms in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese.

  • Notice of Deadline to File Applications for Place on the Ballothas been posted for the May 1, 2021 Seabrook General Election.  Positions up for election are Mayor, Position 2, Position 4, and Position 6.


    CANDIDATE ORIENTATION

    Seabrook Residents: The City of Seabrook will host a virtual Candidate Orientation on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 6:00pm for all persons interested in running for a position on the City Council during the May 1, 2021 General Election.  

    Orientation Registration:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3431735631755705359

    For more information: Contact the City Secretary at 281.291.5663 or rlenio@seabrooktx.gov..

     

    Notice of Drawing for Order of Names on the Ballot will be conducted on Monday, February 22, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. at Seabrook City Hall (1700 1st Street).  Face Masks are highly encouraged and social distancing of at least 6 feet is required.

May 7, 2022 General Election

The next Seabrook General Election (after the May 1, 2021 General Election) will be on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at Seabrook City Hall, located at 1700 1st Street. Filing for a place on the ballot is set by state statute and will run from January 19-February 18, 2022. 


Find additional election-related dates and information at https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/candidates/index.shtml 

(posted in accordance with Tx. Legis. H.B. 305, effective September 1, 2019).


Filing requirements are per state statute, available at https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/candidates/guide/local.shtml 


Filing requirements per the City of Seabrook Charter, Article II, available at https://library.municode.com/tx/seabrook/codes/code_of_ordinances