Member Terms & Elections
The legislative and governing body of the City of Lake Jackson consists of a mayor and five council members, known as the Council of the City of Lake Jackson. Continue reading to learn more about the council.
- The mayor and city council are elected to office at large.
- When an elected official is elected at large that means they are elected by the entire body of voters rather than by individual seats districts or positions.
- There are five council positions and they are designated Position One, Position Two, Position Three, Position Four, and Position Five.
- Each council position constitutes a separate office.
- A candidate for the Office of Councilman is elected only to the council position for which they have filed for candidacy.
- Every qualified voter within the city can vote on a candidate for each council position.
- In each even-numbered calendar year a mayor and council member for Position Two and Position Four are elected.
- In each odd-numbered year council members for Position One, Position Three and Position Five are elected.
- The mayor and each council member will hold the office for which they were elected to for a period of two years until their successor is elected and qualified.
- A person who served three terms as a council member will be term limited and is not eligible to serve in such office for a period of 18 months at which time that person’s eligibility to serve another three terms for that office will be restored.
- A person who has served one, two, or three terms as a council member is eligible to serve another three terms as mayor.
- A person who has served three terms as mayor is not eligible to serve as a council member or as mayor thereafter for a period of 18 months at which time that person’s eligibility to serve another three terms in those offices will be restored.