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2022 City Council Candidates
The City of Seabrook will be holding a City Council Election on Saturday, May 7, 2022. Candidates who have filed for a place on the ballot have provided a photo and brief bio for voters to review. Council candidates are listed below in order as they will appear on the ballot. This information has been provided as a courtesy for voters' education. The City of Seabrook does not support, endorse or oppose any Council Candidates.
CANDIDATES FOR AT-LARGE POSITION NO. 1
Ed Klein has been a Seabrook resident for over 19 years. He retired after 40 years of service at the Boeing Company, with 25 years of engineering executive and program management experience. While employed, he was President of the Employee Community Fund and founder/President of the NASA/CCISD Robotics Booster Club.
Upon retirement, he shifted his interests to giving back to the community. He is currently a Seabrook City Council-member for position 1. He has served as President of the Lake Cove HOA for over 10 years and a Galveston County Master Gardener for nine years. He is also a certified AARP income tax preparer for ten years now and serves as the District Coordinator for our local area.
He enjoys extensive international traveling, fishing, and cycling. He has been married to his wife Adel for 37 years and they have two grown sons.
Josh Perrella was born in Boston, but has spent 40 years in Texas, 9 of those in Seabrook. He is a proud graduate of Texas Christian University and a Big Brothers Mentor of 20 years. Serving on the POA board for the largest community in Seabrook, he has served 2 years as Vice Chairman and 1 year as a Committee Member for Seascape. Josh credits his wife of 5 years as his strength and support along with his 4 puppies, one of which is 180 lbs. Joshua has been a blue-collar Jr. Operator in the oil fields of America, a Business Development Officer in manufacturing and a white collar worker in banking as a Vice President for FCB giving him perspective from multiple viewpoints. Josh also holds the title of Advisory Board Member for the University of Houston Business School. Currently, he is the Sr. Regional Business Development Officer for Fundmybiz.co.
Jackie Rasco is a native Texan and has been a resident of Seabrook since 2011.
Having grown up in a small town she wants to preserve Seabrook’s charm.
As a steward for our city Jackie will ensure Seabrook flourishes by balancing development with open community spaces. She would love to launch a weekly Farmer’s Market bringing businesses and people together.
As a businesswoman running a national data cabling company, as an entrepreneur with a side venture, and as a mom, she wishes to shape Seabrook’s future into one we will embrace decades from now.
She would be honored to serve as your business-minded, pragmatic, common-sense voice on Council.
Her most cherished titles are that of wife, mother of 4 children and proud grandmother. Her inspiration for running is the legacy we are creating for tomorrow’s families.
Her hobbies include traveling, gardening and spending time with her loving family and friends.
CANDIDATES FOR AT-LARGE POSITION NO. 3
Tom Tollett has deep roots in the Bay Area. He founded and owns Tommy’s Restaurant Oyster Bar, a successful local restaurant for 28 years. Prior to that, Tom spent 18 years in management roles at multiple area restaurants. Since 2016, he and his wife, Laurian, call Seabrook home. Tom has three children, Jaxson, Samantha, and Nikolas.
Tom has donated his time and expertise to numerous local organizations - Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce, HCA Clear Lake Hospital, Port of Houston Authority “Chairman’s Citizens Council”, Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership, Maritime Committee, Small Business Committee and Healthcare Committee.
Tom is passionate about our area’s ecology. He has created the Oyster Recycling Program, which over 10 years, has recycled 1 million pounds of shells into Galveston Bay for sustainable oystering. He’s also on the board of Galveston Bay Foundation, leading the building committee for a $25 million environmental education center.
Jacque Stilwell has over 25 years of Senior Executive Hospitality Industry experience & has held Key Sales/ Marketing & Operations titles with major hospitality brands, Hilton Marriott, IHG to include the Casino-Gaming industry in Las Vegas and two Tribal Nations, the Choctaw & the Pascua Yaqui tribes. Stilwell served on National Destination Economic Empowerment Boards in Texas, Las Vegas, Florida, and Arizona.
Stilwell saw a need to help out companies forced with quarantining & housing critical personnel, while keeping business continuity during a pandemic & a busy hurricane season, then expertly formed her company, “Critical Housing Team”, located in Seabrook.
Stilwell is a member of The Greater Houston Port Bureau and Houston Yacht Club and lives in Old Seabrook along with her miniature Yorkie, Hank. She loves being outdoors doing anything active, and you will see her often out running in the neighborhood, as she is an avid runner.