Friendswood Mayor Kevin Holland will not seek another term

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Mayor Kevin Holland announced he will not be seeking a third term at the Friendswood City Council meeting on Monday.

“I’ve reconsidered, and I need to spend my time with my family,” he told the council.

“It has been a great pleasure to serve the residents of the City of Friendswood for nine years on the Planning and Zoning Commission, and then the last six years as mayor,” Holland said in a written statement to Community Impact on Tuesday. “The City is in good hands as it transitions to a new mayor and city manager. I’ll continue to be involved, serving the community in whatever way is appropriate.”

Later in the meeting, the council approved an ordinance to hold a special election for council seat No. 4, which is put into contention because Councilmember Mike Foreman has filed to run for mayor.

“We’ve accomplished great things in the last two years, and I saw an opportunity to keep that trajectory,” Foreman said Tuesday. Foreman, a former astronaut, was elected to the council in 2016.