UPDATE: Missouri City to begin accepting City Council candidate applications

Updated Aug. 9, 9:46 a.m.:
Added Cheryl Sterling to District A, Sam Chatriwala and Raj Joseph to District C, and Cindy Forney to District D.

Updated July 29, 10:19 a.m.:
District D incumbent Floyd Emery applied to run for re-election.

Updated July 23, 9:07 a.m.:
District B incumbent Jeffrey Boney announced his run for re-election.

Original post:
Candidates who want to run for Missouri City City Council positions A, B, C and D can begin filing for a place on the ballot July 20.

The city, in a release, said it would start accepting applications on the next regular business day, July 22, starting at 8 a.m.

The term of office for the council member positions is two years—November 2019-21.

Several people have already kicked off campaigns, either via social media announcements or press release, including:

District A
Reginald Pearson, District A council member
Cheryl Sterling, retired educator

District B
Jeffrey Boney, District B council member
JaPaula Kemp, attorney and Missouri City TIRZ board member

District C
Anthony Maroulis, District C council member
Sam Chatriwala, engineering consultant
Raj Joseph, lecturer

District D
Floyd Emery, District D council member
Cindy Forney, self-employed

Campaign timeline:

  • July 20: first day to file for place on the ballot

  • Aug. 19: last day to file an application for a place on the ballot

  • Aug. 23: last day for a write-in candidate to declare candidacy

  • Aug. 26: last day for a ballot candidate and write-in candidate to withdraw from the election and have name removed

  • Sept. 21: first day candidate political signs may be posted

  • Nov. 5: Election Day

By Christine Hall
Christine Hall joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2018, and covers Missouri City and Fort Bend ISD. She previously reported on health care innovation for the Texas Medical Center, was a freelancer, and held various news roles at the Houston Business Journal.