Bryan and College Station voters will decide who holds the highest elected posts in each city on May 8. Next week on Brazos Valley This Morning, you'll hear from the four candidates vying to win those elections.
News 3 will host a pair of candidate forums, one next Tuesday, the other next Thursday:
Tuesday, April 27
Bryan Mayoral Candidate Forum
Jason Bienski and Mitch Morehead
Thursday, April 29
College Station Candidate Forum
Nancy Berry and Ben White (I)
Bienski is in his second term representing Single Member District 3 on the Bryan city council. The realtor also serves as mayor pro tem, and prior to being elected, was, among other roles, the head of the Bryan Business Council.
Morehead served a term on the city council starting in 2000, and was also mayor pro tem. The local business owner has also served as the Bryan Business Council's president, and was chairman of two tax increment reinvestment zone boards among other roles.
Current Bryan Mayor Mark Conlee decided to run for Brazos County judge instead of seeking a second term as Bryan's mayor. Conlee lost in a Republican Party primary runoff to County Commissioner Duane Peters.
Berry served a term on College Station's city council starting in 2004. She has served on a variety of boards, including as the current chairperson for the College Station Medical Center, and as a member of the local Boys and Girls Club board.
White is College Station's current mayor. Prior to that, he served as Place 1's representative on the council, and also spent time as a member of the city's planning and zoning commission. The former healthcare executive also served as the mayor of Garden Ridge.
In addition to the mayoral race, Bryan has contested elections for Single Member Districts 1, 2 and 3 on the city council. Place 2 on the College Station council will also be decided.
Election Day is Saturday, May 8. Early voting begins Monday, April 26.
For more information on the elections, click on the links below this story.