Q&A: Get to know the Republican candidates for Fort Bend County Precinct 2 commissioner ahead of the March primaries

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Correction: In Community Impact Newspaper's Sugar Land-Missouri City Edition, Volume 9, Issue 6, Eric Ramirez was incorrectly designated as the incumbent in the race for Fort Bend County Precinct 2 commissioner. Ramirez is not the incumbent. Commissioner Grady Prestage is the incumbent.

There are two candidates vying in the Republican race for the position of Fort Bend County Precinct 2 commissioner.

The primary election will be held on March 1 with early voting taking place Feb. 14-25. The winners for each party in the March primaries will be on the ballot in the November general election.

Candidate responses may have been edited for length and clarity.

*Indicates incumbent


Eric Ramirez

Experience: I am a small-business owner experienced in the construction, landscaping and transportation industry.

Occupation: small-business owner

Website: www.ericramirez.org

Melissa M. Wilson

Experience: 18 years total in real estate as a small developer, investor and real estate broker and 10 years in insurance and financial services (property and casualty; retirement and health insurance)

Occupation: real estate developer, investor, broker

Website: www.melissamechelle.org

QUESTIONS

Q: What would be your three priorities if you were elected?

Ramirez: Candidate did not submit responses as of press time.

Wilson: Priority 1: My first priority is to attack our infrastructure plan in east Fort Bend. We are experiencing tremendous growth with the new high school along with subdivisions Glendale Lakes, Southern Colony, Sienna and more. We must be able to direct the flow of traffic in a way that will allow residents to commute with ease. Priority 2: Schedule meetings with all of our mayors in each city that encompass my precinct to determine the direct need in that locale. Priority 3: Increase the budget for law enforcement in our area. I would like to add more substations closer to my Needville/Rosenberg constituents.

Q: We have a lot of diversity and a lot of development. What will you do to ensure that all of your constituents are represented with Fort Bend County as diverse as it is?

Ramirez:
Candidate did not submit responses as of press time.

Wilson: My goal is to remain involved with the City Council members/mayor of each city in my precinct to determine directly from them their needs. I will represent my precinct to the best of my ability.

Q: What do you think will be your biggest challenge if you are elected?

Ramirez:
Candidate did not submit responses as of press time.

Wilson: My biggest challenge when getting elected will be to make sure I am able to service the law enforcement needs of the residents in a timely manner due to redistricting. The health and safety of my constituents will be a priority.
By Hunter Marrow
Hunter Marrow came to Community Impact Newspaper in January 2020. Before that, Hunter covered local news in Ontario, OR for three years, covering municipal issues, crime, and education across Malheur County and across the border into Idaho.