Councilman Ed Heathcott Officially Files for Re-Election
West U City Councilman Ed Heathcott has officially filed for the May 11 general election.
He is running for re-election to city council.
Heathcott told InstantNewsWestU.com that the city council doesn’t have any big issues before them, but if re-elected he would like to keep a balanced budget, keep an eye on spending and continue to get input from residents.
“We have a good community here,” he said.
Heathcott, a retired mechanical engineer, currently serves as a member of the Harris County Appraisal District Board of Directors and is an active volunteer at West U Baptist Church. Prior to being elected to city council, he served as an alternate on the West U Building and Standards Commission.
He also served as the mayor of Jersey Village for six years and served as a city council member for two years.
Heathcott grew up in West U until he was 11 or 12 years old. He and his wife, Renée, have lived in West U for five years.
West U residents will elect a mayor and council on May 11. They will also vote on proposed amendments to the city’s charter, including changing council’s term limits from two terms to three.
The first day to file was Wednesday, Jan. 30. The last day to file is March 1 by 5 p.m. and the last day to withdraw is March 4 by 5 p.m.
Applications and accompanying documents can be picked up from City Secretary Thelma Lenz’s office in city hall, 3800 University Blvd.