Nearly 16,000 Fort Bend residents voted early as of April 30

Early voting ended on April 30 for Fort Bend County races.

Early voting ended on April 30 for Fort Bend County races.

A total of 15,888 Fort Bend residents cast ballots either in-person or via mail by the time early voting polls closed on April 30, according to the county elections office.

Election day is May 4 for positions on Sugar Land City Council and the Fort Bend ISD board of trustees.

The early election votes have already outpaced last year's totals. In the May 5, 2018 election, a total of 15,294 voters cast ballots on election day and in early voting, according to the county's official results.

Local elections include races for Sugar Land City Council districts 1, 2 and 4. District 3 candidate Stewart Jackson is running unopposed and is expected to be reappointed for another term.

Get to know who is running and their perspective on issues facing the city:

District 1:
Mohammad “Jazz” Aijaz
Steve Porter (incumbent)
Read our Q&A with the candidates for District 1

District 2:
Naushad Kermally
Nabila Mansoor
David Gornet
Read our Q&A with the candidates for District 2

District 4:
Carol McCutcheon (incumbent)
William Ferguson
Read our Q&A with the candidates for District 4

In the races for Fort Bend ISD board of trustees, learn about the candidates on the ballot:

Position 3:
Jim Rice (incumbent)
Sam Popuri
Ashish Agrawal
Afshi Charania
Read our Q&A with the candidates for Position 3

Position 5:
Jason A. Dobrolecki
Pam D. Sutherland
Lily Q. Lam
Allison Drew
Christian Sommer
Read our Q&A with the candidates for Position 5

Position 7:
Christine (Tina) Michie
Rudy Sutherland Jr.
Ferrel Bonner
Nadine B. Skinner
Monica Riley
Holland Poulsen
Dave Rosenthal (incumbent)
Read our Q&A with the candidates for Position 7

Additional election information is available online from the Fort Bend County Elections Department at www.fortbendcotx.gov.

Readers can follow election day coverage and live ballot returns May 4 at www.communityimpact.com/vote.
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.


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