|"On Saturday, May 11, 2013, Bobby Marshall, the incumbent was forced into a Saturday, June 15, 2013 runoff with 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|
EARLY VOTING IS ALREADY UNDERWAY FOR THE MISSOURI CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT A RUNOFF BETWEEN BOBBY MARSHALL AND YOLANDA FORD!
Early voting for the Yolanda Ford and Bobby Marshall 2013 Missouri City District A runoff has already started. Here is your schedule for the Missouri City Old Municipal Court located at: 1522 Texas Parkway and the Fort Bend County Rosenberg Annex located at: 4520 Reading Rd. SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday June 3rd through 7th vote early from: 8:00AM to 5:00PM. On Saturday, June 8th, 2013 vote early from: 8:00am to 5:00pm. On Sunday, June 9th, 2013 the polls are closed. On Monday, June 10th and Tuesday, June 11th vote early from 7:00am to 7:00pm.Again, we wish Mr. Bobby Marshall well, in his future endeavors. " -- Aubrey
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.