Candidates who wish to run for office in the City of Missouri City, Texas May 9th, 2015 municipal elections may file for a place on the ballot beginning 8 a.m. Wednesday January 28th through 5 p.m. Friday February 27th, 2015.
The four single-member City Council District races take place this May. District A City Council member Yolanda Ford, District B City Council member Don Smith, District C City Council member and Mayor Pro-Tem Robin Elackatt and District D City Council member Floyd Emery are up for re-election.
Yolanda Ford was elected to represent the constituents of District A in 2013, beating incumbent Bobby Marshall in a runoff after none of the three candidates drew 50 +1 percent of the vote.
Don Smith served District B from May 2001 through May 2007 and was appointed in May 2010 to represent District B constituents on an interim basis when former District B council member Cynthia Lenton-Gary failed to best Mayor Allen Owen in the mayoral race. Don continued to win reelection since.
One of the hottest issues this election cycle involves the third relocation of the Houston Community College in Missouri City discussed in this October 2014 BJP article. Residents cite the declining enrollment trend of the HCC System as noted in this Preliminary 2014 TACC report and are skeptical of claims the campus relocation to within 2.5 miles of the existing HCC Stafford campus will actually draw the higher enrollment figures projected for the Sienna campus.