Two Republican candidates are running to represent residents of Fort Bend County Precinct 3 in the upcoming March primary election. The precinct covers parts of Sugar Land and Missouri City.

Candidates were asked to keep responses under 50 words, answer the questions provided and avoid attacking opponents. Answers may have been edited or cut to adhere to those guidelines, or for style and clarity. For more information about voting in Fort Bend County, visit


Andy Meyers*

Experience: I've been Precinct 3 commissioner for 27 years. People call me The Taxpayers' Best Friend.

Occupation: Fort Bend County commissioner Precinct 3

Candidate Website:

Contact Information: 832-338-1199

Why did you choose to run in this election?

I’ve been redistricted into a new area and discovered numerous issues that need to be addressed. My experience and bipartisan network at the state, local and federal level make me uniquely qualified to solve these problems. Safety and security, infrastructure, flooding, and economic development are top priorities.

What is your top priority if elected?

To keep Fort Bend County a safe, family-friendly and business-friendly county welcoming to people from all over the world. To change our status from a bedroom community of Houston to a job center for our highly educated workforce, and help solve the state’s need for clean, reliable energy.

What do you think is the most pressing issue for local residents, and what will you do to tackle it?

We must attract industrial investment. Currently residents pay more than 80% of the taxes. Diversifying our tax base will relieve homeowners tax burden and create well-paying jobs for our highly educated workforce. I chair the Industrial Development Opportunities Committee that will accomplish these goals.

What would you do to further mitigate flooding in the area?

I am working with Levee Improvement Districts, [Municipal Utility Districts] and municipalities to continuously improve our flood control programs. We need funding beyond what the county can afford. To date, my bipartisan relationships at the local, state and federal levels have allowed me to secure $84 million in flood mitigation funding.

Mike Khan

Experience: Extensive business and management experience with large and small businesses in budgets, planning and communication.

Occupation: President/CEO of media/entertainment company; involved in business enterprises; board director of organizations

Candidate Website:

Contact Information: 281-713-5426

Why did you choose to run in this election?

I was encouraged to run by many prominent community, business and party leaders who felt it was past time for a change and believed in my conservative values. Precinct 3 deserves to have a strong advocate, who works well with city, county and state leadership and brings vast business experience.

What is your top priority if elected?

My top priority is to immediately begin meeting and working with the residents, city leaders, county department heads, county road and bridge departments, and county officials to discuss and determine what is needed to best serve, provide for and protect our residents while using our resources wisely and with financial responsibility.

What do you think is the most pressing issues for local residents, and what will you do it tackle it?

The most pressing issues for Sugar Land and Stafford are public safety, taxes, mobility, quality health care and education. The management of these issues and the person elected to successfully manage these issues, will directly affect every homeowner, taxpayer, business owner and the overall success of our county in the future.

What would I do to further mitigate flooding in the area?

Several factors must be examined, including drainage issues, mobility, preparedness information for citizens, supplies and materials, venues available to citizens for temporary quarters, cohesive county and statewide communications, needed road and bridge materials, along with up-to-date information from HOAs, LIDs, MUDs, and strong leadership from Commissioner’s Court.