Brenham City Councilmember Keith Herring has announced his intentions to run for re-election.
Herring has served in the Ward One position on the council since December 2004, filling the unexpired term of Darrell Reimer.
Herring said he has greatly enjoyed his time in office thus far, and appreciates how valuable the city government is for the community.
Herring chairs the council’s Library Advisory Board and serves with the Brenham Economic Development Foundation (EDF) Task Force, Public Facilities Task Force, and Brenham Police Department Towing Task Force. He previously served on the Brenham Community Services Committee and Parks and Recreation Committee, and was formerly the chairman of the Utilities Extension Committee. He has also been actively involved in Washington County Little League.
Some of the city’s accomplishments of note to Herring during his tenure include improvements to city parks, progress on changes to the Highway 290 cloverleaf interchange, residential development, the creation of a Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ), and the establishment of a COVID-19 relief fund to assist local businesses. However, the accomplishment he is most proud of is the upgrades made to the Nancy Carol Roberts Memorial Library.
Keith is married to Shirley Herring, who retired in 2015. They have one son, Taylor, and three grandchildren.
Wednesday was the first day for candidates to apply for a place on the May ballot. The last day to file for a spot on the ballot is Friday, February 12th, while the last day to declare write-in candidacy is Tuesday, February 16th. Election Day is Saturday, May 1st.