By Aubrey R. Taylor
Your Thought Matters Newspaper
Mayor Allen Owen was all smiles as he threw a perfect strike on Friday, May 3rd at Constellation Field at Missouri City Night with the Skeeters. “I’m so glad I was able to throw out the first pitch for Missouri City Night with the Skeeters. And glad it was a strike and not in the dirt. It was a great event and well attended,” says Mayor Owen. But the perfect strike he threw before the Skeeters versus Lancaster game wasn’t the only strike he’s thrown recently. As election night returns rolled in for the 2013 General Election it quickly became evident he was well on his way to pitching a complete shutout in the 2013 General Election. Thanks to support he received from Missouri City voters, every "Charter Proposition" on the ballot passed by an overwhelming margin.
Oh, and in case you haven’t heard, the Skeeters are the Houston area’s minor league baseball team. And yes, they went on to finish what Mayor Allen Owen started on Friday, May 3rd by defeating the Lancaster Barnstomers by a final score of 12 to 2 on the night he threw out the first pitch on behalf of Missouri City.
MISSOURI CITY VOTERS HELP MAYOR ALLEN OWEN PITCH A COMPLETE SHUTOUT ON ELECTION DAY
Mayor Allen Owen was not on the ballot running for re-election in the Saturday, May 11th General Election in Missouri City, Texas – that must wait until May of 2014. However, his popularity with Missouri City voters was unmistakable as every one of the fifteen propositions presented on the general election ballot for voter approval passed by very large margins. These propositions were being offered because the City of Missouri City had their Charter Review Commission look at changes that needed to be made and updated to the “City Charter” which they’re required to do periodically. In their review of the “City Charter” some minor changes needed to be made. The changes to the “City Charter” could only be made by voter approval. So, Mayor Allen Owen (and other members of council) unanimously approved the changes and had them offered on the Saturday, May 11th, General Election ballot for approval.
FOR – 1,508 (79.41%) – AGAINST – 391 (20.59%)
FOR – 1,578 (81.97%) – AGAINST – 347 (18.03%)
Bobby Marshall and His Challenger Yolanda Ford are Headed to a Runoff in the Missouri City Council District Race
In accordance with the Texas Election Code, the City of Missouri City held the 2013 General Election on Saturday, May 11, 2013. The races for the General Election were for the four district A, B, C, & D, Missouri City Council members. However, only Districts A and B were being contested.
RESULTS FROM THE MISSOURI CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT A RACE
-- Rodney L. Griffin -- 114 (16.08%) of the vote
-- Bobby Marshall – 280 (39.49%) of the vote
-- Yolanda Ford – 315 (44.43%) of the vote
RESULTS FROM THE MISSOURI CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT B RACE
-- Don Smith – 439 (80.70%) of the vote
-- Henderson James Hunter, Jr. – 105 (19.30%) of the vote
Voters living in Fort Bend ISD went to the polls to vote for the candidates of their choice in the Position 3 and Position 7 Fort Bend County ISD School Board races in the 2013 General Election
FOR POSITION 3: Fort Bend County voters chose to re-elect Jim Rice. Incumbent Jim Rice gained 3,460 or (70.38%) of the vote. While Vanesia R. Johnson gained 1,456 or (29.62%) of the vote in the Fort Bend County ISD Position #3 School Board race on Saturday, May 11, 2013.
FOR POSITION 7: Fort Bend County voters chose to re-elect Dave Rosenthal. Incumbent Dave Rosenthal gained 2,871 or (56.57%) of the vote. Cynthia Lenton Gary gained 1,871 or (36.878%), Rodrigo Carreon 184 or (3.63%), and Kiciena Enaohwo gained 149 or (2.94%) of the vote in the Fort Bend County ISD Position #7 race on Saturday, May 11, 2013.
About The Mayor of Missouri City
Mayor Allen Owen is Missouri City’s 10th mayor since the city’s incorporation in 1956. Mayor Owen and his family have lived in Missouri City more than 36 years. Mayor Owen continues to dedicate much of his time and expertise towards the development of a community where he and his wife of 46 years, Jane, raised their three children.
Owen has served as mayor since his election to that position in 1994. Prior to that time he was a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission for five years and a City Council member for eight years, including serving as mayor pro-tem.
Mayor Owen earned degrees from Southern Methodist University’s Graduate School of Finance and Banking and from Stephen F. Austin State University.
From the beginning of Mayor Owen’s association with Missouri City, he has been highly visible in the community that now has grown to 68,000 residents and numerous businesses. He continues to play a major role in building a strong economy evidenced by Missouri City’s attraction of quality residential and commercial development.
Mayor Owen combines his former position, before retiring as senior vice president and Texas government liaison for Wells Fargo Bank of Texas with assuring he is available to hear and work with the City’s residents on their needs. He actively participates in numerous community activities, including tireless volunteer hours with the YMCA, United Way, March of Dimes, and many other organizations.
He serves on the boards for the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, Fort Bend Women’s Center, Fort Bend Literacy Council, and the Fort Bend Community Justice Council. Mayor Owen is also a lifetime vice president and director of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, a lifetime member of the Fort Bend Fair, past president of the Texas 4H Foundation, and president of the Asian American Family Counseling Center.