Updated 1:15 p.m., Jan. 22
As of Jan. 22–nearly one week into the candidate filing period–five people have filed for four positions that will be on the May 4 ballot for Sugar Land City Council this year.
Council member positions for Districts 1, 2, 3 and 4 will be up for election.
In District 1, incumbent Steve Porter is seeking re-election for his fourth and final term and is currently running unopposed.
District 2 Council Member Bridget Yeung is serving her final term as council members can only serve four consecutive two-year terms. Grassroots organizer Nabila Mansoor and David Gornet, president of Gornet Consulting LLC and former Grand Parkway Association executive director, have filed to run for this seat.
Stewart Jacobson, owner of Sugar Land-based financial planning firm Dearborn & Creggs, announced his campaign seeking election for the District 3 council member position that will become vacant when Amy Mitchell’s term expires in May due to term limits. So far, Jacobson is running unopposed.
Incumbent District 4 Council Member Carol McCutcheon announced Jan. 14 she will seek re-election and is currently unopposed. McCutcheon was elected in 2017 and is seeking election for her second term.
With the annexation of Greatwood and New Territory in December 2017, Sugar Land had to redraw its single council member district boundaries. These are effective for candidates wishing to file for the May 4 election. Click here to see the new boundary lines.
The deadline to file is Feb. 15. Office hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. to drop off applications at City Hall, 2700 Town Center Blvd., Sugar Land. To mail in an application, send a filled out candidate packet to the Office of the City Secretary, P.O. Box 110, Sugar Land.