Candidate filing period begins for Sugar Land City Council, Fort Bend ISD board of trustees elections

The candidate filing period for the May 5 election runs Jan. 17-Feb. 16.

The candidate filing period for the May 5 election runs Jan. 17-Feb. 16.

Candidates wishing to run for the May 5 elections for the Sugar Land City Council or Fort Bend ISD board of trustees may begin the filing process today.

The deadline for applicants to file is Feb. 16.

Sugar Land City Council

In Sugar Land, positions up for election include the mayor, which is currently held by Joe Zimmerman, as well as at large positions 1 and 2, held by Himesh Gandhi and Mary Joyce, respectively.

Council members serve two-year terms, and applicants can file in person or via mail. To file in person, candidates must visit the city secretary's office, 2700 Town Center Blvd., Ste. 122, Sugar Land, between the hours of 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. To file by mail, candidates must send applications to Interim City Secretary Thomas Harris III, P.O. Box 110, Sugar Land.

For more information on Sugar Land City Council and how to file for candidacy, call 281-275-2730 or click here.

Fort Bend ISD

On the Fort Bend ISD board of trustees, positions 2 and 6, currently held by Grayle James and Addie Heyliger, respectively, are up for election.

Trustees serve three-year terms, and two are elected each year. The board is comprised of seven local  citizens from specified divisions within the district. Positions 1, 2 and 3 are in west Fort Bend County, and positions 5, 6 and 7 are in east Fort Bend County. An at large position 4 trustee is also elected every three years.

To file in person or by mail, candidates can deliver applications to 16431 Lexington Blvd., Room 103, Sugar Land. If delivering an application in person, office hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
For more information about FBISD and how to file to be on the board of trustees, click here.
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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