UPDATE: William Ferguson wins bid for Sugar Land City Council At-Large Position 1

At-Large Position 1 is the only contested Sugar Land City Council election this November. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)
At-Large Position 1 is the only contested Sugar Land City Council election this November. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)

At-Large Position 1 is the only contested Sugar Land City Council election this November. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Taylor Landin (Courtesy Taylor Landin)
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William Ferguson (Courtesy William Ferguson)
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Updated Nov. 4, 10:25 a.m.

William Ferguson has been elected to Sugar Land City Council and will serve as the next At-Large Position 1 council member.

With all Fort Bend County voting centers reporting, Ferguson has 57.02% of the vote to Taylor Landin's 42.98%.

Ferguson was not immediately available for comment.


Updated Nov. 4, 7:40 a.m.

William Ferguson holds a 14-point lead over Taylor Landin
in the race for Sugar Land City Council At-Large Position 1.

Ferguson has received 19,434 votes to Landin's 14,651, giving him a 57.02% to 42.98% lead.

According to Fort Bend County's website, all 84 voting centers are reporting Election Day results.
Under Texas election law, the county clerk accepts and counts mail-in ballots postmarked by Election Day and received by Nov. 4, if they were sent from inside the U.S., or Nov. 9 if they were sent from outside the U.S.

Updated Nov. 3, 10:45 p.m.

With Election Day voting results still being reported, William Ferguson is increasing his lead over Taylor Landin in the race for Sugar Land City Council At-Large Position 1.

Ferguson has received 57.45% of the vote—or 14,437 votes—while Landin has garnered 42.55% of the vote—or 10,691 votes.

So far, Fort Bend County has tallied 240,193 ballots out of an estimated 358,000 cast during the election.

The nine Sugar Land charter amendments on the ballot are also largely favored among city voters. Read more about each charter amendment here.

Results are updated as of 10:15 p.m. and are unofficial until they are canvassed and certified by the county clerk. Under Texas election law, the clerk accepts and counts mail-in ballots postmarked by Election Day and received by Nov. 4, if they were sent from inside the U.S., or Nov. 9 if they were sent from outside the U.S.

Posted Nov. 3, 9:05 p.m.

Early voting results from Fort Bend County show William Ferguson with a lead over Taylor Landin in the race for the Sugar Land City Council At-Large Position 1 seat. Early voting results include ballots cast via mail and in-person Oct. 13-30.

Ferguson has received 51.07% of early votes, or 3,944 votes, while Landin has received 48.93% of early votes, or 3,779 votes.


The seat is currently held by Council Member Himesh Gandhi, who after serving four consecutive two-year terms on City Council, can not run for re-election due to term limits.

Sugar Land residents also re-elected incumbent Mayor Joe Zimmerman and incumbent Council Position 2 Council Member At-Large Jennifer Lane. These two candidates were running unopposed.

Results are updated as of 8:18 p.m. and are unofficial until they are canvassed and certified by the county clerk. Under Texas election law, the clerk accepts and counts mail-in ballots postmarked by Election Day and received by Nov. 4, if they were sent from inside the U.S., or Nov. 9 if they were sent from outside the U.S.

By Claire Shoop
Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.


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