Candidates for Bellaire mayor and council squared off side-by-side on Oct. 15 at the new Civic Center. Clockwise
from top left on page 19: At his request, perennial mayoral candidate Robert Riquelmy was allowed to stand
during the session as he and incumbent Andrew Friedberg answered questions. Position 4 hopefuls, left to
right, Nathan Wesely, Kevin Newman and Win Frazier are seeking to replace the term-limited Pat McLaughlan.
Catherine Lewis, left, is challenging incumbent Trisha Pollard for the Position 2 position. From left to right, Keith
Bowers and Jim Hotze are taking on incumbent David Montague in the Position 6 contest. (Photos by Charlotte
ABOVE: Opponents Lewis and Pollard used the meet-and-greet session before the forum to do just that, going into
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