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.
By Beth Marshall
Born and raised in Montgomery County, Beth Marshall graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in communication and a minor in business. Originally hired as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in 2016, she became editor of the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition in October 2017.


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