Two contested races set in Groves, uncontested elections in Port Neches

Published 12:12 am Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Election filing for spots on Groves and Port Neches councils and Port Neches-Groves Independent School District board of trustees ended with only two contested races on the Groves City Council.

Two seats are open in Groves. The Ward 1 seat is currently held by Chris Borne, who was appointed to replace former councilman Cross Coburn after Coburn was ousted in a recall election. Borne has filed to run for the seat, as has an opponent, Cindy Kreutzer.

Ward 3 incumbent Sidney Badon Jr. has filed to keep his seat. He has one opponent, newcomer Barbara Edington.

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Port Neches

In Port Neches, the seats held by Place 1 councilmember Chris McMahon and Place 2 councilmember Adam Anders are open and both have filed for reelection. Neither drew a challenger.


In PNGISD, the Place 4 seat currently held by Lana Parker and Place 5 seat held by Brandon Cropper are up for grabs and both have filed for the respective seats.

Important dates

  • Oct. 7 — The last day to register to vote in the Nov. 5 election.
  • Oct. 21 — First date of early voting.
  • Nov. 1 — Last day of early voting.
  • Nov. 5 — Election Day.