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Monday, March 20, 2017

The 2017 General Elections for Missouri City, Texas Will Be Held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017

The 2017 General Elections for Missouri City, Texas Will Be Held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Instead of Saturday, May 6, 2017

During the October 17, 2016, Regular City Council meeting for Missouri City, Texas, sitting Council members voted 4-3 to approve a resolution that moved the general elections for Missouri City, Texas from Saturday, May 6, 2017 to Tuesday, November 7, 2017. 

Mayor Allen Owen will not be up for re-election in the upcoming election. He will not be up for re-election until November 2018. However, Yolanda Ford (top left), is the Council member for District A; Don Smith (top right), is the Council member for District B; Anthony Maroulis (bottom left), is the Council member for District C; and Floyd Emery (bottom right), is the Council member for District D will be up for re-election on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.

The approved resolution adjusts the terms of office for the Mayor and Council members to conform to the November election date as follows: 

The terms of the Mayor and Councilmember at-large, Positions 1 and 2, which currently expire in May 2018, shall be extended until the November 2018 uniform election date; 

The terms of the Councilmember, District A; Councilmember, District B; Councilmember, District C; and Councilmember, District D, which currently expire in May 2017, shall be extended until the November 2017 uniform election date. 

Thereafter, in accordance with Section 6.01 of the City Charter, the mayor and each councilmember shall serve for two-year terms. 

For additional information or questions regarding the City's Municipal General Election, please contact Maria Jackson, City Secretary, at 281-403-8500.


Council member Yolanda Ford is a 35 year resident of Missouri City and she has a passion for public service, community development, design and entrepreneurship. Professionally, Ford’s background is in urban planning, architecture, community development and government contract management. Ford holds a Masters of Architecture (M. Arch) from Prairie View A & M University and a Bachelor of Science (B.S) from the University of Houston. 

Ford is an associate member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Planning Association (APA). She has served on the Colony Crossing Homeowners Association (CCHOA) board and is currently a member of the Texas Parkway Alliance (TPA) and A. Phillip Randolph Institute (APRI). 

Yolanda Ford was elected as the District A City Councilmember on June 15, 2013.

Council member Don Smith and family have owned a home in Hunters Glen III for 31 years. He is the current president of the Hunters Glen-III Homeowners' Association and has served on that board in many capacities over the years. Don and his wife Etta have been married for 33 years and have five boys and one girl. Their seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild complete the family.

Council member Smith is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and since retiring as the southwestern divisional marketing director for Pitney Bowes, Don primarily has focused on community service.

Councilmember Smith has recently resurrected the Texas Parkway Alliance; was a board member of the City’s Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone 1, and was secretary of the Texas Association of Black Council Members. He is chairman of the Missouri City Juneteenth Celebration Foundation; is a life time member of the NAACP and the A. Phillip Randolph Institute, a member of the Missouri City YMCA Century Club, the Black Heritage Committee – Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and the Covenant Glen United Methodist Church Male Chorus.

Don Smith was first elected as the District B City Councilmember on May 5, 2001 and continued to serve in this capacity until June 16, 2007. Then, on May 17, 2010, Don Smith was appointed to fill a vacancy in District B and he continued to win re-election to that position. On May 18, 2015, Don Smith was elected by City Council to serve as Mayor Pro Tem.

Anthony G. Maroulis has been a resident of Missouri City since 1997. Anthony is married and has two kids. He and his family live in First Colony and his kids attend FBISD schools. Anthony is a graduate of the University of Houston, where he studied Electrical Engineering. He also has a degree in Biomedical Electronics Technology. Anthony is a second generation “Greek –American” and one of three sons to Efstathios Maroulis and Ourania Maroulis. Anthony attends the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church.

Anthony has been very active at all levels in the Community; City, School, and HOA. Anthony has served on the Missouri City Parks Board, Bond Committee, Police Chief Selection committee, Missouri City Police TCLEOSE Advisory Board and is a graduate of Citizens Police and Fire Academy. In addition, he is a very active volunteer in FBISD where he is a FBISD mentor at Dulles Middle School, the Communications Chair at Dulles Middle School, has served as PTO- Publicity Chair at Lexington Creek Elementary and founded Dad’s Club at Lexington Creek Elementary. Finally he has served on the YMCA board and on the First Colony Association as Board Member and continues to serve on the covenants committee. He is committed to being an advocate for all the citizens of Missouri City, supporting the Police and Fire Departments so that the City maintains the safest place to live and is focused on economic prosperity. 

Anthony Maroulis was declared as the District C unopposed candidate on March 16, 2015 and sworn into office on May 18, 2015 as City Councilmember.

Councilmember Floyd Emery has been married 52 years to his wife, Linda. They have been homeowners in Quail Valley for more than 35 years, where they raised their two sons, Brian and Dennis.

Councilmember Emery retired from Halliburton in 1999 and was employed by Baroid/Dresser/Halliburton for 47 years of service prior to his early retirement. During his tenure, he achieved a successful business career excelling in the management and directorship of Information Technology, Finance and Human Resources. 

Councilmember Emery continues to have extensive involvement in various Missouri City and Quail Valley community service organizations. This includes QV Proud as its current president, Citizens for Missouri City’s Future as its president, an active member of the QV Exchange Club, and as chair of the Missouri City Police Officers Association annual benefit golf tournament. 

Floyd Emery was elected as the District D City Councilmember on May 14, 2011.

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