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Monday, May 30, 2016
Dr. Cynthia Gary Is The Right Choice in the Runoff Election for Missouri City Council At-Large Position #2 Against Chris Preston
VOTE FOR CYNTHIA GARY IN THE JUNE 11, 2016 RUNOFF ELECTION FOR MISSOURI CITY COUNCIL AT-LARGE POSITION #2
On Saturday, June 11, 2016 our friend and supporter Cynthia Gary will be looking to make history again in Missouri City, Texas when she faces off against Council Member Chris Preston in the runoff election. A victory by Cynthia Gary in the runoff race for Missouri City Council At-Large Position #2 would make Cynthia the first African American woman to represent Missouri City as an at-large councilwoman. However, a victory over the incumbent (Chris Preston) would not be the first time that she's had her name written in the history books in the "Show Me City". Back in 2007 Cynthia defeated (District B) incumbent Missouri City Councilman Don Smith in a landslide victory en route to becoming the first African American woman to hold a city council seat in the city’s fifty-year history.
Cynthia Gary made the runoff by finishing second behind Councilman Chris Preston back in the Saturday, May 7, 2016 General Election. Susan Soto was also in the race and finished third. Since, no candidate received a majority of the vote, Cynthia and councilman Preston must now face off in the Saturday, June 11, 2016 runoff election. IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Cynthia has been endorsed by Mayor Allen Owen (Mayor of Missouri City, Texas), Councilman Jerry Wyatt (the At-Large Position #1 Council Member), and Councilman Floyd Emery (the District D Council Member), and many other leaders.
Pictured from left to right: Mayor Allen Owen (Mayor of Missouri City, Texas), Councilman Jerry Wyatt (Missouri City Council At-Large Position #1 Council Member), and Councilman Floyd Emery (Missouri City Council District D Council Member) are all endorsing Cynthia Gary in the Saturday, June 11, 2016 runoff election race for Missouri City Council At-Large Position #2. Early voting for this runoff election will take place from Tuesday, May 31, 2016 through Tuesday, June 7, 2016.
MEET CYNTHIA GARY
A Community Advocate
Cynthia is deeply involved in and passionate about her community and her city. Cynthia created a Youth Council which prepares youth for their future in academics and employment; because of the formation of this council, she was instrumental in placing young people on summer jobs. She mentors at the elementary school level and chaperones on high school field trips. She took a group of student volunteers to New Orleans to participate in the Katrina relief efforts. She also helped establish a central command station as a point of distribution for victims of hurricane Ike. Over 3000 community residents were assisted in that effort. Cynthia is an active member of the Fountain of Praise Church where she and her husband Everette are ordained Deacon/Deaconess and Stewardship Coordinators, responsible for raising spiritual awareness and focusing on the time, talent and treasure in each member. Cynthia serves on many boards and community organizations and is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and received the “Women That Have Made Change” award.
A Mother, Wife and Sister
Cynthia is a loving mother of three wonderful sons, one of whom is an active Houston police officer. She and husband Everette met at the age of 14 and have been married for 34 years. Everette is a retired Sr. Special Agent for the Department of Justice. Cynthia is proud of her sister, a veteran of the Houston Police Department. Her sister’s triumph over breast cancer, heart disease and stroke encouraged Cynthia to become an ambassador for the American Heart Association. Her dedication and commitment to family is the source of her strength.
A Civic Leader
As a former Missouri City Councilmember and FBISD Board Trustee public servant, Cynthia has served her community well. A strong leader in city affairs, she fights to keeps taxes low and to increase public safety. She pushes for community revitalization and raises awareness concerning those issues that affect the well being of the city. She is very involved in her community and serves as the "Neighborhood Representative" in the Plantation Trails subdivision.
Academic excellence is very important to Cynthia. She is an educator who holds a Doctorate of Ministry (Christian Counseling), Master of Arts in Sociology, a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with a double minor in Mathematics and Biology.
A Law Enforcement Professional
As a Forensic Scientist, Cynthia has seen firsthand the effect of crime in our region. Her Criminalist background has allowed her to analyze circumstances from a nuts and bolts perspective. Her family is deeply rooted in Law Enforcement from the local to the federal level. Cynthia understands how to “connect the dots” to reveal the cause and effect of circumstance. Consequently, she is able to determine effective solutions for challenging issues.