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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The 2013 General Election First Week Early Voting Turnout Numbers for Fort Bend County Disappointing As Only 2,813 of 334,845 Registered Voters Even Bothered to Show Up At The Polls

"On Saturday, May 11, 2013, Bobby Marshall, the incumbent was forced into the Saturday, June 15, 2013 runoff by Yolanda Ford. You are hereby notified that Bobby Marshall is not seeking the vote or support of Your Thought Matters Newspaper readers in the Saturday, June 15, 2013 runoff election. We wish Mr. Marshall well in his bid for re-election. However, since Mr. Marshall is not seeking your vote, we respectfully ask for you to consider Yolanda Ford. We have provided a little information we found on Yolanda Ford's website below for your consideration. We will keep you posted and up to date on any future developments in this race. Also, we have not received any monies from the Yolanda Ford for Missouri City Council District A campaign for the posting of this campaign update. Don't forget to vote in this important election." -- Aubrey 

"As a resident of Missouri City District A, I see a community that needs BETTER growth and leadership that is experienced, knowledgeable and educated in community development. A leader who can identify with their constituents, who is energetic and who believes an all male city council should represent men and women equally." – Yolanda Ford

ELECTION UPDATE: There are only 12 days left before the Saturday, June 15, 2013 runoff between Yolanda Ford and Bobby Marshall to decide the race for Missouri City Council District A


MEET YOLANDA FORD

Urban planner and land development professional, Yolanda Ford, has declared her candidacy for the Missouri City City Council – District A seat.

“It is time for better growth and experienced leadership that can identify with District A’s constituents. Our community, currently being represented by an all male council, should be represented by both men and women.”

“For the first time in many years, voters can elect a community leader that is experienced and educated in community development, city policy and who will actively advocate for improved quality of life for District A’s residents.”

Ford has been a resident of Missouri City for 35 years. Her professional experience includes more than 14 years of working in community development, urban planning, architecture, construction, government contract management and city policy for municipalities and nonprofit entities. She has a master of architecture degree and she is currently a land development specialist for a local nonprofit where she focuses on land acquisition, construction management and government contract procurement.

Ford states that District A needs a candidate who understands beneficial development that will increase property values and improve the quality of life for all residents. She stated she wants to focus on economic development, engaging residents and building relationships with school districts which she believes will assist in encouraging involvement and developing a family oriented community. Ford wants voters to know she is the strong, energetic leader with knowledge that is needed to make District A the community residents expect and deserve. She states more than half of our residents are of female gender, but currently there are no women on council. Ford says a city should have representation from both men and women alike.

Ford has experience and various excellent working relationships with professionals in transit authorities, metropolitan planning organizations, departments of transportation, utility companies, developers, contractors, city officials, city staff, neighborhood associations and other entities that are essential to getting issues with sidewalks, streets and neighborhoods resolved quickly. Since she was once a former city planner for the City of Missouri City, her understanding of Missouri City policy, planning and economic development will be essential in reviving Texas Parkway, working with TX DOT to alter some of the newly implemented road improvements along Texas Parkway and bringing in better development for District A.

“The economic development I want to bring into District A is substantial. My development plan will take a methodological approach and seek residents for their input and ideas. It will improve residential neighborhoods, grow Highway 90A, create jobs, businesses and retail locations along District A’s major corridors so that District A is a safe, vivacious community for everyone to enjoy.  No longer will residents need to drive into another city to shop for basic necessities.”

Ford has listed her phone number for any voter in District A and Missouri City to call her. She would like to hear from voters and welcomes any questions, comments and ideas.

“It is never too early to start learning about your candidates,” states Ford. “And using that knowledge to vote is the most powerful way for citizens to be heard and make their community a better place to live.”

The runoff election will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2013.

“According to the Fort Bend County “Voter Registration Directory Report” dated Friday, May 3, 2013 @ 11:49 a.m. there are more than 334,845 registered voters in Fort Bend County. However, only 2,813 of the more than 334,845 registered voters have taken the time to even show up to participate in the election taking place in Fort Bend County. Below we’re providing you with a breakdown of the “Early Voter Turnout” for the first week of the 2013 General Election in Fort Bend County.” – Aubrey R. Taylor, Publisher

THIS IS THE TOTAL NUMBER OF REGISTERED VOTERS IN FORT BEND
Aubrey R. Taylor Communications, the publisher of Your Thought Matters Newspaper is urging all Fort Bend County voters to vote on Saturday, May 11, 2013. Click this link to see complete Voter Registration Directory Report” for Fort Bend County.

THIS IS THE TOTAL NUMBER OF REGISTERED VOTERS WHO SHOWED UP DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF EARLY VOTING IN FORT BEND COUNTY
ONLY 29 VOTERS SHOWED UP AT THIS LOCATION DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF EARLY VOTING IN THE 2013 GENERAL ELECTION IN FORT BEND COUNTY -- ELECTION DAY IS SATURDAY, MAY 11TH

ONLY 371 VOTERS SHOWED UP AT THIS LOCATION DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF EARLY VOTING IN THE 2013 GENERAL ELECTION IN FORT BEND COUNTY -- ELECTION DAY IS SATURDAY, MAY 11TH

ONLY 237 VOTERS SHOWED UP AT THIS LOCATION DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF EARLY VOTING IN THE 2013 GENERAL ELECTION IN FORT BEND COUNTY -- ELECTION DAY IS SATURDAY, MAY 11TH
ONLY 624 VOTERS SHOWED UP AT THIS LOCATION DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF EARLY VOTING IN THE 2013 GENERAL ELECTION IN FORT BEND COUNTY -- ELECTION DAY IS SATURDAY, MAY 11TH

ONLY 121 VOTERS SHOWED UP AT THIS LOCATION DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF EARLY VOTING IN THE 2013 GENERAL ELECTION IN FORT BEND COUNTY -- ELECTION DAY IS SATURDAY, MAY 11TH

ONLY 88 VOTERS SHOWED UP AT THIS LOCATION DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF EARLY VOTING IN THE 2013 GENERAL ELECTION IN FORT BEND COUNTY -- ELECTION DAY IS SATURDAY, MAY 11TH

ONLY 33 VOTERS SHOWED UP AT THIS LOCATION DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF EARLY VOTING IN THE 2013 GENERAL ELECTION IN FORT BEND COUNTY -- ELECTION DAY IS SATURDAY, MAY 11TH

ONLY 26 VOTERS SHOWED UP AT THIS LOCATION DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF EARLY VOTING IN THE 2013 GENERAL ELECTION IN FORT BEND COUNTY -- ELECTION DAY IS SATURDAY, MAY 11TH

ONLY 77 VOTERS SHOWED UP AT THIS LOCATION DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF EARLY VOTING IN THE 2013 GENERAL ELECTION IN FORT BEND COUNTY -- ELECTION DAY IS SATURDAY, MAY 11TH

ONLY 161 VOTERS SHOWED UP AT THIS LOCATION DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF EARLY VOTING IN THE 2013 GENERAL ELECTION IN FORT BEND COUNTY -- ELECTION DAY IS SATURDAY, MAY 11TH

ONLY 376 VOTERS SHOWED UP AT THIS LOCATION DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF EARLY VOTING IN THE 2013 GENERAL ELECTION IN FORT BEND COUNTY -- ELECTION DAY IS SATURDAY, MAY 11TH

ONLY 196 VOTERS SHOWED UP AT THIS LOCATION DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF EARLY VOTING IN THE 2013 GENERAL ELECTION IN FORT BEND COUNTY -- ELECTION DAY IS SATURDAY, MAY 11TH

ONLY 90 VOTERS SHOWED UP AT THIS LOCATION DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF EARLY VOTING IN THE 2013 GENERAL ELECTION IN FORT BEND COUNTY -- ELECTION DAY IS SATURDAY, MAY 11TH

ONLY 106 VOTERS SHOWED UP AT THIS LOCATION DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF EARLY VOTING IN THE 2013 GENERAL ELECTION IN FORT BEND COUNTY -- ELECTION DAY IS SATURDAY, MAY 11TH

ONLY 51 VOTERS SHOWED UP AT THIS LOCATION DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF EARLY VOTING IN THE 2013 GENERAL ELECTION IN FORT BEND COUNTY -- ELECTION DAY IS SATURDAY, MAY 11TH

ONLY 108 VOTERS SHOWED UP AT THIS LOCATION DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF EARLY VOTING IN THE 2013 GENERAL ELECTION IN FORT BEND COUNTY -- ELECTION DAY IS SATURDAY, MAY 11TH

ONLY 95 VOTERS SHOWED UP AT THIS LOCATION DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF EARLY VOTING IN THE 2013 GENERAL ELECTION IN FORT BEND COUNTY -- ELECTION DAY IS SATURDAY, MAY 11TH

ONLY 24 VOTERS SHOWED UP AT THIS LOCATION DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF EARLY VOTING IN THE 2013 GENERAL ELECTION IN FORT BEND COUNTY -- ELECTION DAY IS SATURDAY, MAY 11TH