Election Guide 2018: Meet the Pearland city council candidates

One position on the Pearland City Council is contested this year. Learn about the candidates below. Early voting begins April 23 and election day is May 5.

Note: Candidate responses have been edited for spelling, grammar and space, but otherwise reflect the candidates' own words.

Find information on other Pearland/Friendswood 2018 races here.

Position No. 4

Adrian Hernandez

Phone: 281-738-3047
Website: www.voteforadrian.com

What are your campaign priorities?
My top priorities: 1. Finding feasible solutions to Pearland's traffic issues along with continuing to support sustainable infrastructure; 2. Improving municipal communication both internally and externally; 3. Reduction of tax burden on residents; 4. Supporting our police, fire, and city employees to deliver world-class service to residents; and 5. Debt service ratio reduction.

What makes you qualified to hold this office?
I have been a business owner for 10 years and have dealt with the city both as a business owner and homeowner. I am a current member of the Pearland Parks & Recreation Board and have supported countless organizations in the Pearland area. I hold a master’s degree from Texas A&M and studied community health assessment planning.

What do you hope to accomplish during your term?
I hope to change the perception that city council is only for one side of town. I hope to encourage cooperative efforts to move this city forward. It's not about what I hope to accomplish as much as my promise of commitment to the needs of the city—the entire city.

Dalia Kasseb

Phone: 832-736-3727
Website: www.votefordalia.com

What are your campaign priorities?
As a community member of Pearland, my goal is to establish the Pearland of the future, a self-sustaining city that allows for healthy and smart growth. Working towards infrastructure improvements, solutions to traffic and transportation, tackling Blue Ridge Landfill, and providing a business growth will be only a few of my priorities.

What makes you qualified to hold this office?
As a pharmacist and business owner, I am ready to advocate for the many voices in Pearland. I graduated with a Doctorate of Pharmacy and completed a residency at CHI Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center. I am invested in the Pearland community and have brought large investments here. I am a cofounder of the Kaseb Foundation, which raises funds for education, water and housing in the US and Africa.

What do you hope to accomplish during your term?
Working towards infrastructure improvements especially for areas affected by Hurricane Harvey will be a top priority. Helping parents come home to their families by providing solutions to traffic and transportation. Tackling Blue Ridge Landfill’s failure to comply with regulations. Providing a business-growth mentality to allow tax revenue to grow.

G. Sonny Atkins

Phone: 713-206-2462

Candidate did not respond to requests for information.

By Matt Dulin
Matt joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2018 and is the City Editor for Houston's Inner Loop editions.


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