The city of Humble will conduct an election in May for three of its five council seats. Nine amendments to the city charter will also be on the ballot. See cityofhumbletx.gov/city-elections for complete information.
Four candidates are running for seats on the Humble City Council. One position is opposed; the other two candidates are running unopposed.
Bruce Davidson, a CPA who has lived in Humble more than 24 years, is running unopposed for Place No. 3. Davidson was appointed to the council upon the resignation of Norman Funderburk, who ran (successfully) for mayor.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from the University of Houston and became a certified public accountant in 1991. He owns a local accounting firm in Humble.
Paula Settle, running unopposed for Place No. 4, has lived in Humble nearly 50 years. Settle took office in January 2021 after winning a runoff election by one vote. A graduate of Humble High School Class of 1969, she has two adult daughters and three granddaughters. For the last 22 years, she has overseen the daily operations of Humble Machine Works. Settle is a member of the Humble Chapter Order of the Eastern Star, the Humble Police Academy Alumni Association and Humble Citizens on Patrol.
David Pierce, currently serving on the council in Place No. 5 and as the mayor pro tem, is a company officer and has lived in Humble nearly 70 years. Pierce previously served eight terms on the Humble City Council before taking a 13-year break, then returned to the council when he was elected to Place 5 in 2015. Pierce is founder and chief executive officer of Humble Industries, Inc., manufacturing products for energy, oil and gas, water wells, tank trucks and mining in Humble for more than 32 years. Pierce received the Humble High Alumni Association’s Mamie Morris service award, is a past honoree of the Humble Livestock Show and Rodeo, and a life member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
Pierce is being challenged by Linda Greenan, a dispatcher, who has lived in Humble nearly 25 years. Greenan ran unsuccessfully against council member Charles Cunningham in the May 2021 election.
Election Day is Saturday, May 7. Early voting is April 25- May 3. Voting will be conducted at the Humble City Hall.