"It's imperative that we make it our business to elect the "BEST QUALIFIED CANDIDATES" who value us when we go to the polls to vote. The “HARRIS COUNTY STRONG” series published by Aubrey R. Taylor Communications inside Houston Business Connections Newspaper© will consist of five newspaper printed releases and our “2018 HARRIS COUNTY MIDTERM ELECTION GUIDE” that will be released on the last day of Early Voting. PART ONE: Highlights all the 2018 Harris County Candidates and the “KEY 2018 CONTESTED MATCHUPS” for Tuesday, November 6, 2018. PART TWO: Highlights all the 2018 Harris County Candidates, but also features key thoughts from ministry, community, civic and political leaders on the upcoming Saturday, August 25, 2018, Harris County Bond Election. PART THREE: Highlights all the 2018 Harris County Candidates; but also spotlights the “KEY 2018 AFRICAN AMERICAN CANDIDATES” and the opponents they’re facing off against on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. PART FOUR: Highlights all the 2018 Harris County Candidates, but also features “SPECIAL MESSAGES” from the candidates who value, respect, and are seeking the vote of every Harris County registered voter. PART FIVE: Highlights all the 2018 Harris County Candidates, but also features “WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR ME OPEN-LETTERS” from the candidates who value, respect and are seeking the vote of every Harris County registered voter. THE ELECTION GUIDE: The “2018 HARRIS COUNTY MIDTERM ELECTION GUIDE” published inside Houston Business Connections Newspaper© by Aubrey R. Taylor Communications will be released on Friday, November 2, 2018, and distributed through Tuesday, November 6, 2018, at 5PM to increase “ELECTION DAY” voter participation throughout Harris County, Texas. Please feel free to call Aubrey R. Taylor, at (281)788-3033 to discuss your inclusion. All Rights Reserved." -- AUBREY R. TAYLOR, PRESIDENT, AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER


Monday, June 3, 2013

2013 ELECTION UPDATE: Only 12 Days Left before the Missouri City Council District A runoff between Yolanda Ford and Bobby Marshall

"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 

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 

"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.