The Fort Bend Voters League held its first Candidate Debate on Tuesday, April 24 at the University of Houston Branch Library in Sugar Land. The facility was standing room only as the candidates fielded questions posed by moderators Gary Gillen and Cynthia Ginyard.
All candidates in contested races in the City of Sugar Land and Fort Bend ISD were invited to participate. Himesh Gandhi and Naomi Lam faced off for Sugar Land City Council At-Large Position 1. Patt Snyder, Grayle James and Denetta Williams running for Position 2; Jenny Bailey and Marilyn Glover in Position 6; and Cynthia Lenton-Gary, Dave Rosenthal and Rodrigo Carreon vying for Position 7 each participated in the forum.
Candidates introduced themselves and responded to questions during their allotted time.
Audience members were requested to partake in a Straw Poll. The poll was meant to determine whether or not voters were influenced by attendance at the forum.
Over 50% of the respondents indicated that their votes had been swayed by candidate responses. The forum was very well received.
Future meetings will include candidate forums, discussions about local issues and reports by our elected officials. You may get on the email distribution list by sending your name, email address and area of the county to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fort Bend Voters League is a not-for-profit voter education group, organized in 2011. FBVL’s mission is to register and educate residents on the electoral process, the issues, and candidates coming before the voters.
The Fort Bend Voters League is an unbiased, nonpartisan organization that welcomes those of all political persuasions. There is no membership fee.
You may learn more about the FBVL by calling 888-267-5554. Your call will be returned.