A City Council General Election will be held on May 1, 2021
CANDIDATES FOR MAY 1, 2021 ELECTION
Position No. 2
|Thom Kolupski||Rob Hefner||Michael R. Giangrosso||Joe Machol|
|Bart Bedingfield||Angie C. Cockrell||Michael Brady|
NAMES ARE LISTED IN ORDER AS SEEN ON BALLOT
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
VOTING BY MAIL
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE: APRIL 1, 2021
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