The time is finally here! After years of autocratic rule, Montrose will finally have its first open and fair mayoral election. At the bottom of this page, there is a poll that will allow you to cast one vote for who you think the next mayor of Montrose should be. Choose wisely, because this new mayor will serve Montrosians for at least four years — unless a coup happens and Montrose descends back into autocracy. We’re hopeful this won’t happen though! 

Voting in this election will be open from Tuesday, March 6 through Tuesday, March 13. We will announce the winner of the mayoral race on Saturday, March 17. An inauguration ceremony will follow the announcement. 

Below are the bios of the four hopeful candidates. Please read them before casting your vote at the bottom of the page. We want this to be an informed vote!

Slim Bloodworth is a stand-up comedian and bar tender at Rudyard’s. She has lived in Houston and been a part of the city’s comedy scene for decades — long enough that she hung out with and has stories about Bill Hicks, Louis Black and all the rest. Bloodworth is married to her wife Alex and raises a family of dogs.

Jason Ginsburg is a real estate attorney who previously served as the president of the First Montrose Commons Neighborhood Association and a member of the board of the Neartown Association, Montrose’s management district. He is also the founder, president and one of the key organizers of the annual Montrose Halloween Pub Crawl.

Ms. Mykie Dacus is a drag performer and hair dresser who grew up in Spring but now calls Houston home. She is involved in an effort to bring drag shows out of the gay bars and back into the forefront of Montrose’s daily life.

Mariana Lemesoff is the owner of Avant Garden, also known as Helios or the Mausoleum, she has operated a successful club in Montrose for over 20 years that has provided a place for many Houston artists to hone their skills, learn their craft and all the other clichés that mean figuring out what to do onstage.