Houstonian Corner (V10-I18)

April 24, 2008 by  


Its’ Early Voting Time in the City of Sugar Land Elections

S. B. Gaddi is the First Muslim & Pakistani Candidate in the Elections

Early Voting for the City of Sugar Land Council begins this coming Monday, April 28th, 2008 and will continue till Tuesday, May 06th, 2008. At the same time, there will be Fort Bend County Bond Election and Fort Bend School District Trustees Elections. Main Election Day is Saturday, May 10th, 2008 (http://www.sugarlandtx.gov/ – Look for Elections)

In these elections, S. B. Gaddi is the first Muslim & Pakistani candidate (check his website at http://www.gaddiforsugarland.com/)

In the City of Sugar Land, other than Mayor, there are two at-large (for the whole of the city) councilpersons positions and four district (1 to 4) positions: Mayoral and at-large city councilpersons positions elections are held every second year during the even year (like we have Year 2008 at this time), while the four district councilpersons are elected during the odd years.

Present Mayor David Wallace had the option to re-run one last fourth time, but he has opted out of the mayoral race, giving opportunity to three candidates to vie for this position. One of those candidates is Daniel Wong, who is leaving his at-large city council 2 position to run for mayor. Another city councilperson Russell Jones of district 3 is as well running for the mayor. If Mr. Jones wins, there will be a special election to fill the district 3 position. If Mr. Jones does not become mayor, he still will continue as city councilperson in district 3.

One of the stronger candidates Mr. Wong if looses in the mayoral elections, it would mean his tenure at the City of Sugar Land will be over for the time being, since at-large two position is being contested by Jacquie Chaumette and S. B. Gaddi (first Muslim and Pakistani candidate).

As such on the ballot for the City of Sugar Land Elections 2008 will be these candidates (in this order):

Mayor: Russell Jones – James “Jimmy” Thompson – Daniel Wong

Council Member At-Large 1: Tom Abraham (he is incumbent and will need at least one vote to win the elections, since there is nobody running against him)

Council Member At-Large 2: Jacquie Chaumette – S. B. Gaddi

Those, who are interested in early voting by mail, can send to the Early Voting Clerk their requests for applications for a ballot by mail until the close of business on Friday, May 02, 2008. Requests for applications should be mailed to: Early Voting Clerk – Office of Elections Administration – 4520 Reading Road – Rosenberg – Texas 77471-2133. One needs to mail back the ballot to the same address, so that it reaches the Voting Clerk by Wednesday May 07th, 2008.

Early Voting Schedule

Early Voting Clerk has submitted the schedule in three different parts (or can be called zones). Since there are Fort Bend County and Scholl District Elections happening at the same time, these locations have places in cities like Richmond, Rosenberg, Stafford, etc.

Within the three so-called zones, there are 6 early voting locations in the City of Sugar Land:

ZONE 1

Location A: Garcia Middle School – 18550 Old Richmond Road, Sugar Land, Texas

Schedule

Monday – to – Friday: April 28th – till – May 02nd, 2008 – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday – May 03rd, 2008 – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday – May 04th, 2008 – CLOSED

Monday – & – Tuesday – May 05th – & – 06th, 2008 – 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

ZONE 2

Location A: Lost Creek Park – 3703 Lost Creek Boulevard, Sugar Land, Texas

Location B: Fort Bend Independent School District Administration Building – 16431 Lexington Boulevard, Sugar Land, Texas

Location C: Sugar Land City Hall – 2700 Town Center Boulevard. North, Sugar Land, Texas

Schedule

Monday – to – Friday: April 28th – till – May 02nd, 2008 – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday – May 03rd, 2008 – CLOSED

Sunday – May 04th, 2008 – CLOSED

Monday – & – Tuesday – May 05th – & – 06th, 2008 – 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

ZONE 3

Location A: First Colony Conference Center – 3232 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land, Texas

Location B: Townewest Town Hall – 10322 Old Towne Lane, Sugar Land, Texas

Schedule

Monday – to – Friday: April 28th – till – May 02nd, 2008 – 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday – May 03rd, 2008 – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday – May 04th, 2008 – CLOSED

Monday – & – Tuesday – May 05th – & – 06th, 2008 – 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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