Elections


The Town Secretary serves as the Chief Election Official for the Town of Lakewood Village. All elections are conducted in accordance with the Texas Election Code. The regular Election will be held annually on the second Saturday in May or such other date, as required by the Texas Election Code. All municipal elections shall be publicized in accordance with the Texas Election Code.

The mayor and five council members are elected at-large. Place 1, Place 3 & Place 5 are elected in odd numbered years. Place 2, Place 4 & Place 6 are elected in even numbered years.

Candidates


A Candidate for Town Council:

  • Shall be 21 years of age
  • Shall be a Qualified Voter
  • Shall reside within the corporate limits of the town for at least six months prior to filing date
  • Shall reside in the State of Texas for at least twelve months prior to filing date
  • Shall comply with all other town ordinances or resolutions that may be applicable

Please visit http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/candidates/index.shtmland http://www.ethics.state.tx.usfor additional candidate information.

Election Results


2018

Incumbent Opponent Position Place # Result
Dr. Mark Vargus   Mayor 6  
Dan Tantalo   Council 2  
 Gary Newsome   Council 4  

Votor Turnout:

 

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  • 2017

    Incumbent Opponent Position Place # Result
    Ray Duff  (108) Elizabeth Shields  (125) Council 1 Elizabeth Shields 
    Ed Reed   Council 3 Ed Reed 
     Clint Bushong  (133) Paul Bowers  (101) Council 5 Clint Bushong 

    Votor Turnout: 235 of 431

    54.5%
  • 2016

    Incumbent Entrant Position Place # Result
    Dr. Mark Vargus   Mayor 6 Dr. Mark Vargus
    Ray Duff   Council 1  Ray Duff
      Dan Tantalo Council 2  Dan Tantalo
     Gary Newsome   Council 4  Gary Newsome

    Proposition 1

    Abolish the Lakewood Village Community Development Corporation and the 0.5% associated sales tax.
    FOR 58 or 88.9% of the votes cast
    AGAINST 5 or 11.1% of the votes cast

    Proposition 2

    Adopt an additional 0.5% sales and use tax in Lakewood Village for a total sales and use tax rate of one and one-half percent.
    FOR 68 or 83.9% of the votes cast
    AGAINST 13 or 16.1% of the votes cast

    Voter Turnout: 81 of 414

    19.6%
  • 2015

    Resignation Appointment Position Place # Date
      Ray Duff Council 1 December 10th, 2015
    Dave Getka   Council 1 December 10th, 2015
     
    Incumbent Entrant Position Place # Result
    Dr. Mark Vargus  (136) Paul Bowers  (55) Mayor 6 Dr. Mark Vargus
    Dave Getka    Council 1 Dave Getka 
     Ed Reed   Council 3  Ed Reed
    Gary Newsome  (160)   Council 4 Gary Newsome
    Clint Bushong    Council 5 Clint Bushong 

    Voter Turnout: 191 of 388

    49.2%
  • 2014

    Resignation Appointment Position Place # Date
      Dr. Mark Vargus Mayor 6 November 13th, 2014
    Mike Schnittker   Mayor 6 June 26th, 2014
     
    Open Appointment Position Place # Date
      Ed Reed Council 3 November 13th, 2014
      Gary Newsome Council 4 November 13th, 2014
    Ken Guthrie   Council 4 September 26th, 2014
     
    Incumbent Entrant Position Place # Result
    Mike Schnittker   Mayor 6 Mike Schnittker
    Carl Menckhoff, M.D.   Council 2 Carl Menckhoff, M.D.
    Ken Guthrie   Council 4 Ken Guthrie
    Clint Bushong   Council 5 Clint Bushong
  • 2013

    Resignation Appointment Position Place # Date
      Clint Bushong Council 5 September 12th, 2013
    Harold Wood   Council 5 August 8th, 2013
     
    Incumbent Entrant Position Place # Result
    Dave Gekta   Council 1 Dave Gekta
    Dr. Mark Vargus   Council 3 Dr. Mark Vargus
    Harold Wood   Council 5 Harold Wood
  • 2012

    Incumbent Entrant Position Place # Result
    Mike Schnittker   Mayor 6 Mike Schnittker
    Carl Menckhoff, M.D.   Council 2 Carl Menckhoff, M.D.
    Ken Guthrie   Council 4 Ken Guthrie
  • 2011

    Incumbent Entrant Position Place # Result
    Dave Gekta   Council 1 Dave Gekta
    Dr. Mark Vargus   Council 3 Dr. Mark Vargus
    Harold Wood   Council 5 Harold Wood
  • 2010

    Incumbent Entrant Position Place # Result
    Mike Schnittker   Mayor 6 Mike Schnittker
      Carl Menckhoff, M.D. Council 2 Carl Menckhoff, M.D.
    Ken Guthrie   Council 4 Ken Guthrie
  • 2009

    Incumbent Entrant Position Place # Result
    Dave Gekta   Council 1 Dave Gekta
    Dr. Mark Vargus   Council 3 Dr. Mark Vargus
    Harold Wood   Council 5 Harold Wood
  • 2008

      Appointment Position Place # Date
      Dave Getka Council 1 June 9th, 2008
     
    Incumbent Entrant Position Place # Result
      Gary Schroeder
    Mike Schnittker
    Mayor 6 Mike Schnittker
      Caroyln Coleman
    Dave Getka
    Council 2 Caroyln Coleman
    Ken Guthrie Frank Jaromin Council 4 Ken Guthrie
  • 2007

    Resignation   Position Place # Date
    Paul Bowers   Mayor 6 June 8th, 2007
     
    Incumbent Entrant Position Place # Result
    Sandra Refoy Mike Schnittker Council 1 Mike Schnittker
    Norma Self Dr. Mark Vargus Council 3 Dr. Mark Vargus
    Sherry Wilson Carinna Funderburk
    Harold Wood
    Council 5 Harold Wood
  • 2006

    Incumbent Entrant Position Place # Result
      Paul Bowers Mayor 6 Paul Bowers
      Gary Newsome Council 2 Gary Newsome
    Linda Louden Ken Guthrie Council 4 Ken Guthrie
  • 2005

    Incumbent Entrant Position Place # Result
      Sandra Refoy
    Tim Winterburn
    Council 1 Sandra Refoy
      Paul Bowers Council 3 Paul Bowers
      Sherry Wilson Council 5 Sherry Wilson
  • 2004

    Incumbent Entrant Position Place # Result
    Vincent Webb Frank Jaromin Mayor 6 Frank Jaromin
      Lynda Dean Council 2 Lynda Dean
      Linda Louden Council 4 Linda Louden
  • 2003

    Incumbent Entrant Position Place # Result
      Frank Jaromin
    Norma Self
    Lynda Dean
    Council 1 Frank Jaromin
      Tammy Linsenbee Council 3 Tammy Linsenbee
    Tony LiCausi Joe Linsenbee Council 5 Tony LiCausi
  • 2002

    Incumbent Entrant Position Place # Result
    Vincent Webb   Mayor 6 Vincent Webb
    Kim Freund   Council 2 Kim Freund
    Linda Louden   Council 4 Linda Louden
  • 2001

    Incumbent Entrant Position Place # Result
      Scott Vivian Council 1 Scott Vivian
      Tammy Linsenbee Council 3 Tammy Lisenbee
    Tony LiCausi   Council 5 Tony LiCausi

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