Brownsville Navigation District Election Information
The next election to be held in the Brownsville Navigation District will be
May 2, 2020
At that election, the following Places will be up for election
Further information regarding this election, including polling places, will be posted as soon as it becomes available.
- Link to Political Subdivision Boundary Map
- Notice of Deadline to File Applications for Place on the Ballot
- Notice of Drawing for a Place on the Ballot
Deadline for filing an Application for a Place on the Ballot for the May 2, 2020 Election:
|First Filing Date
January 15, 2020
February 14, 2020
Election Contact for the Brownsville Navigation District
1801 Foust Road, Brownsville, TX 78521
Current Brownsville Navigation District Board of Navigation and Canal Commissioners
|Place||Current Commissioner||First Elected||Current Term of Office|
|Place One||Ralph Cowen||05/10/2008||2016 – 2020|
|Place Two||John Wood||05/10/2014||2018 – 2022|
|Place Three||John Reed||05/10/2008||2016 – 2020|
|Place Four||Esteban Guerra||05/05/2018||2018 – 2022|
|Place Five||Sergio Tito Lopez||05/10/2008||2016 – 2020|
REQUIREMENTS TO RUN FOR OFFICE
Chapter 141 of the Texas Election Code sets the requirements for holding public office in local political subdivisions, such as the Brownsville Navigation District.
The candidate must meet the following qualifications:
- Be a United States citizen;
- Be 18 years of age or older on the first day of the term to be filled at the election;
- Have not been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be:
- totally mentally incapacitated; or
- partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote;
- Have not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities;
- Have resided continuously in the state of Texas for 12 months and in the Brownsville Navigation District for six months immediately preceding the date of the regular filing deadline for a candidate’s application for a place on the ballot;
In addition, under Chapter 63 of the Texas Water Code and the District’s enabling legislation, a candidate must be a qualified, registered voter by election day in order to be eligible to serve on the Board if elected.
A candidate must make a written application to request a place on the ballot.
A candidate must have a Campaign Treasurer Appointment on file before taking any action as a candidate.
Application for a Place on the Ballot and Instructions
Appointment of a Campaign Treasurer by a Candidate
Instruction Guide- Appointment of a Campaign Treasurer by a Candidate form
Candidate/Officeholder Campaign Finance Report