Mayor and Council

The City of New Boston Mayor and Council work together for the citizens of our community. As leaders, they are committed to protecting the City of New Boston assets through the encouragement of residents and businesses to become integral participants in our community.


The responsibility of the City of New Boston Mayor is to serve all citizens and business owners fairly and openly. A commitment to applying these principles in the most professional and timely manner possible is key in guiding our community through continued growth and success.

Ronald Humphrey is the City of New Boston Mayor.

Ron Humphrey was elected Mayor of New Boston in November 2020. Ron is Pastor of New Covenant Life Church. He worked for the United States Postal Service for 37 years before retiring in October 2014. He served in many positions while with USPS, including a twelve-year term as what turned out to be the final Manager of the historic Downtown Station in Texarkana. Ron has been married to his wife, Terry, for 49 years. They have three children, ten grandchildren, and two great-grandsons. Ron looks forward to serving the citizens of New Boston!


The City of New Boston Council acts as the legislative branch of our government, as well as its policy-making body. The Council looks to the city's goals, major projects and infrastructure improvements ranging from community growth to land use to finances and strategic planning. The Council's goal is to do the very best to represent their constituents after they've seen to the needs of the city as a whole.

Council Members are:

Robert Carr

Place 1
Robert Carr

Shaka Shivers Bowie

Place 2
Shaka Shavers Bowie

Steve Williams

Place 3
Steve Williams

Place 4
Jacki Laney

Jeffery Thompson

Place 5
Jeffery Thompson

2023 Election Information

The City Secretary is the election official for the City and oversees the administration of city elections to ensure com​pliance with all city, state and federal election laws and policies and to ensure that city elections are conducted in a fair and impartial manner.

The City of New Boston consists of the Mayor and five Council Members who shall be elected for Terms of Two Years.  The City of New Boston is located within Bowie County.  Qualified voters, at a general election, cast their votes and ultimately determine those candidates that are to be elected to serve on the New Boston City Council. Bowie County 

The general election is held the first Saturday in May for Mayoral and City Council seats come up for (re) election - May 2024

  • Mayor - Ronald Humphrey (Re-elected 2024)
  • Place 1 - Robert Carr (Term Expires 2025)
  • Place 2 -  Shaka Shavers Bowie (Elected 2024)
  • Place 3 - Steven Williams (Re-elected 2024)
  • Place 4 - Jackie Laney (Term Expires 2025)
  • Place 5 - Jeffery Thompson  (Term Expires 2025)

Election Notice Posted 3-13-2023 - Bowie County - Polling Places

Drawing for Place on Ballot - HERE

Future Municipal Election(s)

May 6, 2023: Place 1, 4 and 5

Qualifications to Run for Public Office:

Click here for a full list of criteria pursuant to Texas Election Code Sec. 141.001. Eligibility Requirements for Public Office.

The Filing Period for a Place on the Ballot:

  • First day to file an application for place on ballot - 108th day prior to election date
  • Last day to file an application for place on ballot - 78th day (Feb 18, 2022) at 5:00 p.m. prior to election date

Voter Registration

To register to vote, simply fill out a voter registration application and mail it at least 30 day before the election date to the voter registrar at 710 James Bowie Drive, New Boston, TX 75570.  Bowie County Election Website.

View: Texas Secretary of State Registration Page to confirm your voter registration status, you may select one of two methods to perform a search:

  • Your Voter Unique Identification (VUID) number, which appears on your voter registration card
  • Your first and last name, and date of birth

Contact Information

Physical Address: 301 E.N. Front Street, New Boston, TX 75570

Mailing Address: PO Box 5, New Boston, TX 75570

Phone: (903) 628-5596

Official City of New Boston Voting Results - 2022

Relevant Documents