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City Elections

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General Information 

The City of Port Neches is a Council-Manager form of government.  The legislative and governing body of the City consists of a Mayor and five (5) Councilmembers.  The Mayor and Councilmembers are elected at large by the registered voters of Port Neches.

The Mayor and Councilmembers hold office for three (3) years or until his/her successor is elected and qualified.

The uniform election date for the City of Port Neches is the first Tuesday, after the first Monday, of every November.

Elected Officials


Elected Official

Year of First Term

Year Current Term Expires


Glenn Johnson



Councilmember Place 1

Chris McMahon



Councilmember Place 2

Adam Anders



Councilmember Place 3

John Davenport



Councilmember Place 4

Robert Arnold



Councilmember Place 5

Terry Schwertner



Qualifications for Office 

City Charter Requirements:
  1. Citizen of the United States of America
  2. Qualified elector of the State of Texas
  3. Resided in the City continuously for the twelve (12) months immediately preceding the election.
Election Code 141.001(a) Requirements:
1. Be a United States citizen;
2. Be 18 years of age or older on the first day of the term to be filled at the election or on the date of appointment, as applicable;
3. Have not been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be:
a)     totally mentally incapacitated; or
b)     partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote;
4. Have not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities;
5. Have resided continuously in the state for 12 months and in the territory from which the office is elected for six months immediately preceding the following date:
a)     for a candidate whose name is to appear on a general primary election ballot, the date of the regular filing deadline for a candidate's application for a place on the ballot;
b)     for an independent candidate, the date of the regular filing deadline for a candidate's application for a place on the ballot;
c)     for a write-in candidate, the date of the election at which the candidate's name is written in;
d)     for a party nominee who is nominated by any method other than by primary election, the date the nomination is made; and
e)     for an appointee to an office, the date the appointment is made;
6. On the date described by Subdivision (5), be registered to vote in the territory from which the office is elected; and
7. Satisfy any other eligibility requirements prescribed by law for the office.

Applications for a Place on the Ballot 

Any person having the qualifications required by the Home Rule Charter and the Texas Election Code, Section 141.001(a), may place his/her name in nomination as a candidate for an elected position by filing with the City Secretary an application for a place on the ballot in accordance with the Texas Election Code, accompanied by a nonrefundable filing fee of $100, or in lieu of the filing fee, a petition signed by a minimum number of twenty-five (25) qualified voters from the City.

You can obtain an application for a place on the municipal ballot from the City Secretary's Office, 1005 Merriman Street, Port Neches, TX 77651.  Candidate packets are typically available at the beginning of July each year.

Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Register to Vote
To find information on how you can register to vote, click here.

Upcoming General Election Information 

  • The next General Election is: Tuesday, November 7, 2023
  • Offices that will be on the ballot: Councilmember Place 3  and Councilmember Place 5
  • First day to file for a place on the ballot: Saturday, July 22, 2023
  • Deadline to file for a place on the ballot: Monday, August 21, 2023
  • To view important 2023 election dates on the Secretary of State's website, click here.
  • The City of Port Neches candidate packet will be available in July.

Voting Locations

The City of Port Neches anticipates contracting its election with Jefferson county and in turn will utilize the County's polling locations.

To find more information on the County's polling locations for early voting, click here.

To find more information on the County's polling locations for Election Day, click here.

Southeast Texas Alerting Network STAN

STAN can call you at home, but it's important to register your cell phone too.