It was a night for the incumbents in the city of Humble election on May 1. Norman Funderburk, who resigned his council seat to run, was elected mayor of the city of Humble.

Incumbent Charles “Andy” Curry was successful in retaining his Place 1 seat on the Humble City Council and Charles Cunningham retained his Place 2 seat on the Humble City Council.

With all 102 voting centers in Harris County reporting, the unofficial tally was:

Humble Mayor – Norman Funderburk, 509 votes (60.81 percent), Arliss Ann Bentley, 328 (39.19).

Humble City Council Place 1 – Charles “Andy” Curry, 507 (62.29); Eric Lacy, 307 (37.71).

Humble City Council Place 2 – Charles Cunningham, 605 (74.97); Linda Greenan, 202 (25.03).

- Curry, Cunningham retain their council seats -

The results of the election will be certified at a special meeting Wednesday, May 12 and the oath will be administered to Funderburk, Curry and Cunningham at the regularly scheduled City Council meeting Thursday, May 13, according to Jenny Page, Humble city secretary.

“I am thankful for all the voters who participated in this important process, making informed decisions about the leadership of our City,” Mayor-Elect Funderburk told The Tribune. “The loyal support shown by our community has been overwhelming. It is clear from the results that our citizens recognize that experience matters. Now I am ready to move forward, focused on enhancing and protecting quality of life for our residents and providing for a sustainable future of our city. I will also be able to consider the input I have received from the voters I met with and follow on their concerns as well. I have strong beliefs and convictions around exceptionalism for the city of Humble, and it is my strong desire that all residents share this same pride.”

Funderburk’s opponent, Arliss Bentley, told The Tribune, “While campaigning around Humble, I have enjoyed meeting and making new friends and reconnecting with old friends, especially former students.”

Cunningham responded, “I would like to thank God, my family and the people of Humble. I look forward to serving the citizens of Humble for the next two years and working with the council to address the challenges facing the city.”

His opponent, Linda Greenan told The Tribune, “This has truly been an experience and a journey, and I will continue to be involved in the city and for the people of Humble.”

At press time, The Tribune had not received post-election responses from Curry or Lacy.

Funderburk is a native Houstonian and, along with wife, Kathy, a 1970 graduate of Humble High School. He attended both Texas A&M University and the University of Houston before spending the next 42 years in the engineering/construction industry.

Before retiring, he was a vice-president with Koch Specialty Plant Services where he was responsible for management and oversight of more than 200 engineering projects each year in the refining and petrochemical industry.

Tom Broad
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Besides being a proud graduate of The University of Nebraska-Lincoln and, therefore, a Cornhusker, I am retired from Memorial Hermann. I am a correspondent and columnist for Lake Houston's hometown paper, The Tribune, as well as a director of the Lake Houston Redevelopment Corporation, a member of the board of the Humble Area Assistance Ministries, and Volunteer Extraordinaire for the Lake Houston Area Chamber.

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