Longtime Humble resident Bruce Davidson has been chosen as the newest member of the Humble City Council. Davidson, a CPA and 22-year resident, was one of four nominees who applied to replace Norman Funderburk. Funderburk resigned his council seat earlier this year in order to run for mayor of Humble.

The decision was made Feb. 25 during the council meeting.

Paula Settle made the motion to appoint Davidson and recognized all candidates. “We’d like to thank all of the candidates that are present tonight. It was a very difficult decision for the council. Every candidate would bring unique and different qualifications to the council.”

Others who applied were Scotty Mittelstedt, a network technician and 48-year resident of the city; Margarita Palacious, a vice president of client services and a 17-year resident; and Arliss Bentley, a retired educator and a 44-year resident. Bentley also signed up to run for mayor. Bentley and Funderburk will face off for the top job May 1.

Mayor Merle Aaron welcomed Davidson to take his newly-appointed seat in the council chamber and thanked him for his contributions to the betterment of the city.

The next regularly scheduled Humble City Council meeting is set for March 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chamber located at 114 West Higgins in Humble.

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