Bob Kelly Files for Council

As expected, former West U Mayor Bob Kelly has filed to run for the West U City Council in the upcoming May 9 election.

Kelly, who served as mayor from 2007 to 2011, had strongly indicated he would run for office during the city council’s recent consideration of a long-range municipal facilities Master Plan.

Kelly, an attorney, has lived in West U for about 38 years.

He has been an outspoken opponent of the city’s plan to develop a campus of municipal buildings on the block bordered by University, Auden, Amherst and College.

Prior to his service as mayor, Kelly served as Mayor Pro Tem and on the city council.

He also was a member of the Charter Review Committee, the Parks and Recreation Board, President of the West U Elementary School PTA, President of the West U Soccer Club, President of the Lamar High School Athletic Booster Club, board member of Tri-Sports Association, member of several special City Council committees, board member of the Pershing Middle School and Lamar High School PTAs.

He was awarded the Certificate of Appreciation three times by the Houston Independent School District.

Wednesday was the first day for candidates for the May 9 city election to file an application to be on the ballot. The last day for candidates to file for office is February 27.