Filing underway for Groves, Port Neches & PNG council, school board seats

Published 12:13 am Tuesday, July 21, 2020

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Filing has begun for seats on Groves and Port Neches city councils and Port Neches-Groves Independent School District board of trustees for the Nov. 3 election.


A total of four seats are up in Groves and include those of Mayor Brad Bailey, City Marshal Norman Reynolds Jr., Ward 2 representative Karen Theis and Ward 4 representative Kyle Hollier.

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Applications to file for the council seats, mayor’s seat or city marshal are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday through Aug. 17 at Groves City Hall, 3947 Lincoln Ave.

Because of COVID-19 safeguards, interested persons can pick up the application at the drive-through window.

There is a $25 filing fee. For more information, call 960-5773.

Terms are for two years.

Port Neches

Two seats are up for grabs in the city of Port Neches; those currently held in Place 3 by John Davenport and in Place 5 by Julie Gauthier. Both were first elected in 2011.

Candidate packets can be picked up from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at Port Neches City Hall through the city secretary’s office, 1005 Merriman Street.

There is a $100 filing fee or in lieu of filing fee, a petition signed by a minimum of 25 qualified voters from the city. For more information, call the city secretary’s office at 727-2182.

Terms are for three years.


In Port Neches-Groves Independent School District, the Place 6 seat held by Rusty Brittain and the Place 7 seat held by Jake Lefort are up for election.

Applications to file for a seat on the school board can be found online at or in person from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the PNGISD Administration Building, 620 Ave., C in Port Neches.

The office is closed on Fridays during the summer.

Starting the following week regular hours will return and applications can be picked up from Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the administration building.

For more information, contact Cheryl Jourdan at 722-4244, extension 1722.

Terms are for three years.

Important election dates

  • Candidate filing dates — July 20 to Aug. 17
  • Last day to register to vote in the November election — Oct. 5
  • First day of early voting — Oct. 19
  • Last day of early voting — Oct. 30
  • Election Day — Nov. 3