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Mayor/council seats to be determined

In addition to the mayor’s office, all six council seats are on the ballot and up for election in May in the City of Rosenberg. Seventy-three year old incumbent Mayor Joe Gurecky will not seek re-election after having served 15 years in public office.

Two of the six council positions are unopposed and the candidates running in those are the incumbents. The mayor’s office has two candidates in the running, one of them is currently serving on the city council.

Mayor

Two candidates have filed for the mayor’s office.

Vincent Morales, 55, is a local small business owner. He has lived in Rosenberg for over eight years. This is Morales’ first run for public office.

Susan Kroll Euton, 53, is a financial manager and has held the city’s Councilor At Large Position 1 since 2009. Euton has lived in Rosenberg for 28 years.

At Large Position 1

Three candidates are running for this position. The incumbent, Susan Kroll Euton, is running for mayor and will be vacating this council seat.

Laurie Orsak Cook, 44, is an accounts payable supervisor. She has lived in Rosenberg all her life and is seeking a council position for the first time.

James Urbish, 51, is an electrician. He has lived in Rosenberg all his life and is also seeking a council position for the first time.

William “Bill” Benton, 47, is self-employed. He has lived in Rosenberg for over 13 years and seeks the council position for the first time.

At Large Position 2

There are three candidates running for the position currently held by Waline Sebesta, who is not seeking re-election.

Cynthia McConathy, 51, is retired. She has lived in Rosenberg for 44 years. MCconathy previously ran for another council position in 2009 and did not win. This is the first time she seeks this council position.

George A. Zepeda, Sr., 62, is retired. He has lived in Rosenberg for 20 years and seeks the council position for the first time.

Cowboy Bill, 64, is a substitute teacher. A resident of Rosenberg for over 15 years, Bill ran for council in 2009 for another position and did not win. This is his first bid for this council seat.

District 1

Only one candidate has filed for this office.

Juan Salazar, 48, is a business owner. The incumbent candidate for office, he is running for re-election unopposed for District 1 in which he has served since 2009. Salazar has lived in Rosenberg for over 14 years.

District 2

For this district council position, the incumbent will face one opponent.

Joe G. Segura, 58, works for TxDOT. He is the incumbent candidate running for re-election who has served on city council since 1992. Segura has lived in Rosenberg for 54 years.

Eric Ramirez, 27, is a sales consultant. He has lived in Rosenberg for over 5 years and is seeking the council office for the first time.

District 3

There are two candidates seeking this district council office. The incumbent will seek re-election and faces one opponent.

Christian “Christy” Hawkins, 30, lists her occupation as a manager. She is running against the incumbent. A resident of Rosenberg for over 3 years, this is her first time at running for city council.

Dwayne Grigar, 47, works for Fort Bend County. He is the incumbent running for re-election and has been on city council since 2003. Grigar has lived in Rosenberg for over 14 years.

District 4

Only the incumbent candidate is running for office.

Tom Suter, 59, is a business administrator. He is the incumbent running for re-election and has been in office since 2005. Suter has lived in Rosenberg for 31 years.

The candidates running for city office in Rosenberg have been invited to participate in a Candidates’ Forum hosted by the Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance’s Governmental Affairs Department. It will be held on Mon., April 18, at 6 p.m.at the Rosenberg Convention and Visitors Center and will be moderated by Marvin Marcell. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call 281-342-5464.

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