8 candidates have filed for four positions in Sugar Land's May 4 City Council elections

Sugar Land City Hall is located at 2700 N. Town Center Blvd.

Sugar Land City Hall is located at 2700 N. Town Center Blvd.

Updated 12:10 p.m., Feb. 18

With the filing window officially closed for the Sugar Land City Council May 4 election, a total of eight candidates have filed to run for office.

Council member positions for Districts 1, 2, 3 and 4 are all up for election this year.

In District 1, incumbent Steve Porter is seeking re-election for his fourth and final term, and Mohammad "Jazz" Aijaz has filed to run against him.

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, filed to run for this seat in January. Naushad Kermally, Executive Vice President at Prime Communications' Sugar Land headquarters, filed Feb. 8.

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. Jacobson is running unopposed.

Incumbent District 4 Council Member Carol McCutcheon announced Jan. 14 she will seek re-election. McCutcheon was elected in 2017 and is seeking election for her second term. As of the Feb. 15 deadline to file, William Ferguson has filed to run against McCutcheon.

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.
SHARE THIS STORY


MOST RECENT

Brilliant Smiles Orthodontics now taking patients in Missouri City

The practice offers a variety of orthodontic services.

Construction will take place on Muirwood lane in the Seventh Street area from Nov. 18-Feb. 20. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Construction to temporarily block homes on Muirwood Lane in Sugar Land

The construction, which will last until February, will prevent driveway and garage access to five homes for two weeks at time.

Sugar Land Rehab Hospital to celebrate first anniversary Nov. 20

Sugar Land Rehab Hospital is commemorating its one-year anniversary with a holiday celebration Nov. 20.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe coming soon to Stafford

The fast-casual restaurant offers smoothies and juices as well cafe-style menu items.

ALL4, an environmental consulting firm, to relocate from Sugar Land to Stafford in November

The air quality compliance company will move from Sugar Land's business park to Stafford.

Snow fell at the Tomball Museum Center in early December 2017 (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
Greater Houston area to experience cold front Nov. 11-13; temperature could reach freezing point

The front is not expected to affect travel because the ground is too warm for precipitation to stick.

City officials, community leaders and local veterans gathered to break ground on the Missouri City Veterans Memorial on Nov. 11. (Beth Marshall/Community Impact Newspaper)
Missouri City breaks ground on long-awaited Veterans Memorial

The memorial, designed by Lloyd Lentz, was first proposed in 2011. The city hopes to begin construction in March.

Yummy Pho & Bo Ne 3 opens in Sugar Land

The Vietnamese restaurant offers a variety of pho and rice dishes.

Drivers on the Grand Parkway will pay higher tolls come Jan. 1, 2020. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Tolls to increase Jan. 1 on the Grand Parkway

Drivers on the Grand Parkway will see toll rates increase 2% on Jan. 1, 2020.

Gyro Republic now open in Sugar Land

The build-you-own-gyro concept opened Nov. 8.

a row of big yellow school buses
Fort Bend ISD announces pay increase for district school bus drivers

The FBISD bus driver wage increase comes days after Community Impact Newspaper reported driver pay affects the district's recruitment efforts.

two hands holding a lit candle in the dark
Fort Bend ISD sets date for ceremony to bless the ground for the Sugar Land 95

The ground blessing for the Sugar Land 95 will be held Sunday, Nov. 17 at the James Reese Career and Technical Center.

Back to top