Biographies are posted as submitted by the Candidates. They are not a reflection of the views of the City of Sugar Land, nor are meant as an endorsement on behalf of the City of Sugar Land.

WILLIAM FERGUSON At Large Position 1
LARRY LOBUE At Large Position 1
JENNIFER LANE At Large Position 2
SCOTT SCHULTZ At Large Position 2
FARHA AHMED At Large Position 2
Joe Zimmerman


Joe R. Zimmerman

Occupation: Engineer

Years in City: 32 Years


Mayor Zimmerman was elected the 10th Mayor of Sugar Land on June 11, 2016 after serving four years as the At-Large, Position 2, City Councilman. He is currently running for his fourth and final term as Mayor. He serves on the Economic Development, Intergovernmental Relations, Compensation, and Finance & Audit Committees and is the COSL representative on the HGAC Board and Transportation Policy Council. Prior to being elected to City Council, he was a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission for eight years, serving six years as Chairman.

Mr. Zimmerman is a Senior Consultant for Halff Associates, Inc., a Texas-based civil engineering consulting firm founded in 1950.  He has extensive business experience, having served in senior management positions in a number of different industries.

Mr. Zimmerman earned his BSCE from UH, an MBA from Houston Baptist University and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.  He and his wife of almost 46 years, Nancy, have lived in Sugar Land since 1990 and are active members of Second Baptist Church Woodway.  Their daughter, Allison, her husband Chris Wallace, granddaughter Emmy and grandson Campbell live in Houston.  

Council Member William Ferguson

At Large Position 1

William Ferguson

Occupation: Sales

Years in City: 14 Years, 10 Months


Fort Bend County has been my home since 1992 when I became a Police Officer for the City of Stafford. To this day, 30 years later, I am still wearing a badge but now with the Fort Bend County Precinct 1 as a Reserve Lieutenant. I have lived in Greatwood since 2007. I have been an active member and Deacon at the First Colony Church of Christ since 2001. My life is service to others. I have served the survivors of Hurricanes Harvey, Katrina, Ike, Rita, Michael (FL), Florence (NC), and Laura with supplies and physical service. I also have a strong passion for the homeless. From Houston to Baltimore I am working to comfort the homeless. I received my law enforcement education and training from the University of Houston. I am a Master Police Officer. I have enjoyed a life of leadership in Law Enforcement and private business.  From Healthcare to Home Services I have enjoyed success.  My philosophy in life is to serve others first and always be fair.  I am proudly celebrating 32 years of marriage in September of 2022.  I have served as At Large 1 Sugar Land City Council Member since 2020


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At Large Position 1

Larry Lobue

Occupation: Regional Sales Manager

Years in City: 2 Years, 10 Months


Larry Lobue is a 36-year resident of Ft Bend, married, father of two with one grandson. As an avid community leader in Sugar Land, he is known for his civic, charity, and community involvement. He is Chairman of The Arc of Ft Bend, coach, and Head of Delegation Ft Bend Special Olympics, serves on the Advisory Board for Hope 4 Three, Board President of First Colony Little League Challenger Division, serves on Sugar Land Independent Ethics Review Board, and Houston Metro Go Texan Committee Ft Bend. With his vast business knowledge and extensive community involvement, he brings a unique perspective and experience to Sugar Land.


Council Member Jennifer J. Lane

At Large Position 2

Jennifer Lane

Occupation: Human Resources

Years in City: 20 Years 


Jennifer Lane was elected to City Council in 2018, re-elected in 2020, and is seeking a third term for At-Large, Position 2. Lane serves as Mayor Pro-tem and is on the Finance and Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, Sugar Land Development Corporation (4A), and HGAC Transportation Policy Council - Alternate.  

Lane is also a current committee member of the Sugar Land Heritage Foundation Committee and is a member of the Sugar Land Lions Club. In addition, she has served on the Economic Development Committee, Intergovernmental Relations Committee, and is the Current President of the Sugar Land Development Corporation.  

As a 21-year resident of Greatwood, Jennifer Lane knows Sugar Land. She has been committed to the Human Resources industry, working with a local medical center, in the arts, manufacturing, software and consulting fields. In addition, she has served as an educator throughout her career.   

Throughout her terms, Lane has been committed to representing and working with fellow councilmembers, committee and board members, and community partners. She is familiar with working with large fiscal budgets, prioritizing issues, and is a champion of honoring Sugar Land’s rich history.  

Lane has a BA in Business. She is a proud basketball mom, cattlewoman, and enjoys cooking.

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S. Schultz

At Large Position 2

Scott Schultz

Occupation: HSE Corporate Director

Years in City: 19 Years, 9 Months 


Scott was born and raised in Fort Bend County.  He graduated B.F.Terry High School in 1987 and attended Wharton County Junior College.   He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Houston in Criminal Justice, with a minor in Psychology.  He attended the Wharton County Junior College Police Academy #17 and was hired by the Sugar Land Police Department in 1992.  He met his wife Angela, they were married in 1997 and made their home in Sugar Land. Scott and Angela are the proud parents of three sons, Spencer, a senior at Texas Tech University, Cameron, a junior at Texas A&M University, and Jackson, a freshman in high school at Logos Preparatory Academy. Scott had a tremendous career in the Police Department where he held all ranks, in most divisions, until his retirement in 2020 as Assistant Chief of Police.  Scott was well known as the Assistant Chief of Police, which is the position he held for over 10 years.  Scott lives in Greatwood with Angela, his wife of 25 years, his son Jackson, and his mother-in-law.  Scott Spent over half of his life serving the citizens of Sugar Land, he wishes to continue this service in retirement.  


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At Large Position 2

Farha Ahmed

Occupation: Attorney

Years in City: 32 Years, 1 Month


Farha Ahmed, has been a Sugar Land resident since 1989, Farha is married for 32 years, and has raised two children, both FBISD graduates. 

Experience:  Farha has a BA in Accounting and Computer Information Systems Management from Houston Baptist University and JD from South Texas College of Law.  

More than 20 years, Farha is an attorney in the areas of business and probate, owns a law firm and has served as General Counsel-CCO for a technology fund.  Farha has led many business community forums supporting business owners and startups including those impacted by covid.  

Commitment: Farha’s community service includes the Exchange Club of Sugar Land, Women’s shelters, Child Advocates of Fort Bend, Fort Bend Historical Commission, Fort Bend Interfaith Council, Ford Bend Citizen’s Task Force, the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce board, First Colony Community HOA Board and the Constable’s Citizen Advisory Group, 20 year First Colony Neighborhood Rep, pro bono legal services to First Responders through Wills for Heroes program, veterans  and victims of domestic violence through legal clinics. 

Farha served 4 years on the City’s Planning and Zoning Commission and reappointed by 2 Mayors, also served on City’s Bond Committee, City Manager’s Cultural Taskforce and 2020 Vision Taskforce

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