Candidates

GENERAL ELECTION MAY 4, 2019 

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.

 NAME OF CANDIDATE  OFFICE SOUGHT
MOHAMMAD "JAZZ" AIJAZ District 1
STEVE R. PORTER  District 1
NABILA MANSOOR District 2
DAVID GORNET  District 2
NAUSHAD KERMALLY District 2
STEWART JACOBSON District 3
CAROL MCCUTCHEON District 4
WILLIAM FERGUSON District 4
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District 1

 

Mohammad "Jazz" Aijaz
12323 Ashford Hollow Dr.

Sugar Land, Texas 77478

Mobile: (281) 235-5842

Occupation: Accountant

Years in City: 14 Years 10 Months

Code of Fair Campaign Practices Form Filed

BIOGRAPHY 

Mohammad “Jazz” Aijaz has lived in Sugar Land since 2002. He went to Barrington Place Elementary, Sugar Land Middle, and Kempner High School. Jazz is a local product and loves his community and continues to stay involved locally and regionally. Jazz graduated from the University of Houston with a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 2015 and with his master’s in accounting in 2018.

Jazz loves the University of Houston and that’s where he started working after getting his undergraduate degree. He worked as a Program Manager for the Accounting and Taxation department at the Bauer College of Business. Jazz then worked for the accounting giant BDO but is now working in small business while taking care of his family. He is currently working on his CPA and wants to pursue his Ph.D. in the distant future. 

Jazz has a strong passion for service. At the age of 13, he went to the Astrodome to help victims of Hurricane Katrina. He has volunteered at the Sugar Land Animal Shelter and various other local city events. During his college years, he served the areas surrounding the University of Houston. Jazz is excited to continue his service , and is seeking to become the next city councilor for District 1.


Steve R. Porter

District 1

 

Steve R. Porter
P.O. Box 3395
Sugar Land, Texas 77487 

Mobile: (281) 491-7228 

Occupation: City Council

Years in City: 39 Years

Code of Fair Campaign Practices Form Filed

BIOGRAPHY 

Steve and his wife Nancy moved to Sugar Land from Houston over 39 years ago to raise their family. They have lived in District 1 for all that time (Sugar Mill and Gannoway Lake Estates). They have four sons, three daughters-in-law, and seven grandchildren. Steve retired as a Global Information Systems Project Manager after close to 40 years with ExxonMobil Corporation. Both Steve and Nancy have and continue to be actively involved in the community they care about.

Community Service

  • Sugar Land Council Member District One (2013-); Mayor ProTem (2016-17)
  • Sugar Land 4A & 4B Corporations
  • Council standing committees: Economic Development, Finance / Audit, Compensation, Inter-governmental Relations
  • Council Taskforces: Integrated Water Resource Plan, Smart Financial Center, Land Use Plan
  • Sugar Land Heritage Foundation Board
  • Citizen Taskforces: University Boulevard North, Pedestrian & Bicycle Master Plan, Municipal Airport Joint Zoning Board
  • H-GAC General Assembly & Board of Directors
  • Fort Bend Chamber Leadership Forum Graduate
  • Fort Bend Mayors & Council Members Association
  • Burney Road Municipal Utility District; Gannoway Lake Estates HOA
  • Imperial Redevelopment Committee; Old Sugar Land Alliance
  • Riverpointe Church, Small Group Co-Leader with wife Nancy
  • Boy Scouts of America Leader and Eagle Scout
  • MBA, Houston Baptist University; BS Physics, University of Houston

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Nabila Mansoor

District 2

Nabila Mansoor
7719 Ehrhardt Ln.
Sugar Land, TX 77479

Mobile: (713) 320-1900

Occupation: Attorney

Years in City: 16 Years 7 Months 

Code of Fair Campaign Practices Form Filed

BIOGRAPHY

Nabila Mansoor is an attorney and community organizer. Nabila received her J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center. Since then, she has advised clients in matters of family law for over twelve years and served as a pro bono attorney for Lone Star Legal Aid, providing legal services to communities in need.

Nabila has strived to ensure that communities are safe, properly developed and invested in. As a former member of the Houston Organizing Movement for Equity, Nabila pushed to ensure neighborhoods received adequate resources in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. As a representative in the Houston Against Hate Coalition and as a co-lead of the Sisterhood of Salaam-Shalom, Nabila works to address bullying while focusing on building bridges of understanding between communities.

Through her work as Executive Director at Emgage and Youth leadership Organizer for Mi Familia Vota and OCA Greater Houston, Nabila created and implemented programs for high school and college students to become more civically engaged and prepare them for leadership positions.

Nabila and her husband Sulman of twenty years moved to Sugar Land in 2002. They are proud to see their three children: Izzah, Zaynah, and Yaseen attend Fort Bend ISD schools.

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David Gornet

District 2



David Gornet
4771 Sweetwater Blvd. #296
Sugar Land, Texas 77479

Mobile: (713) 542-8524

Occupation: Civil Engineer 

Years in City: 27 Years 8 Months

Code of Fair Campaign Practices Form Filed

BIOGRAPHY 

David Gornet is a dedicated community volunteer that has lived in what is now Sugar Land City Council District 2 since 1991.  During these past 28 years, David has volunteered or been elected to serve the community as;

  • NTRCA neighborhood representative and Board member
  • FBC MUD 67 Board member
  • FBC LID 17 Board member
  • WSLLL Founding Board Member
  • City of Sugar Land Charter Review Commission Chairman
  • FB Chamber member, Division Chair and graduate of Leadership 2000 Program
  • FBISD Campus Based Leadership Team (Walker Station)
  • FBISD Vocational High School Development Panel member
  • FBC Park Bond Advisory Committee member
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Life Member and Committeeman

A licensed professional Civil Engineer, David’s 38-year career in transportation planning in the Houston region has included many projects that improved our quality of life through better mobility and safety.

David and his wife Terrie, moved into New Territory in 1991, now live in Telfair, have two grown children, a daughter-in-law and two grandchildren that also live in Fort Bend County. 

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Naushad Kermally

District 2

Naushad Kermally
606 Moss Hammock Way
Sugar Land, TX 77479

Mobile: (713) 303-4410

Occupation: Exec VP

Years in City: 8 Years 9 Months

Code of Fair Campaign Practices Form Filed  

BIOGRAPHY

Naushad and his wife came to Sugar Land 23 years ago. They purchased a home in New Territory and now live with their 3 children, in Telfair.

Naushad has a long history of service to Sugar Land.

  • Currently serving on the board of Child Advocates of Fort Bend and the City’s Ethics Review Board.
  • Graduate of both Sugar Land 101 and the Citizens Police Academy.
  • Graduate of the Fort Bend Chamber Leadership program.
  • Former Telfair HOA neighborhood delegate.
  • Formerly served on the City’s Taskforce for the Parks Bond and Zoning Board of Adjustments.
  • He has also made the time to coach his children’s basketball and soccer teams in the First Colony and New Territory sports leagues.

Naushad started his career as a Trauma and Critical Care nurse at Ben Taub Hospital. In 1997 he took his expertise to Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. After a career in the medical field, he transitioned careers and joined a mobile technology startup company. That company has since grown from its’ local roots to a national leader in the wireless industry and Naushad serves as the Executive Vice President.  Naushad is excited to serve the community in which he and his family live.

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Stewart Jacobson

District 3

Stewart Jacobson
3323 Winnsboro Ct.
Sugar Land, TX 77478

Mobile: (281) 798-0602

Occupation: Financial Advisor

Years in City: 8 Years 9 Months 

Code of Fair Campaign Practices Form Filed

Unopposed Candidate Declared Elected

BIOGRAPHY

Stewart Jacobson was born in Chicago, Illinois and emigrated to Texas to attend the University of Texas School of Law where he earned his JD in 1984. He has been a Certified Financial Planner™ since 1988 and president of his own financial planning firm, Dearborn & Creggs, since 1989. Dearborn & Creggs is a traditional financial planning firm that also is deeply involved in the educator and municipal employee niche. “Dearborn & Creggs serves those who serve us” is one of Dearborn & Creggs’ guiding principles.

Stewart has been involved in leadership roles in many areas, both in business and in community service. Of note are:

  • Past Chairmanships and Presidencies of
    • Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce
    • Arc of Fort Bend, serving those with intellectual and developmental disabilities
    • Sugar Land Exchange Club
    • Brazos District of the Boy Scouts of America
    • First Colony MUD 10
  • Member, Board Member or Officer of
    • ESCAPE Family Resource Center, dedicated to the prevention of child abuse
    • Sugar Land PARCS Board, Vice Chairman
    • Sugar Land Charter Review Commission
    • Chair, Fort Bend ISD Bond Oversight Committee
    • Fort Bend ISD Facilities Steering Committee
    • Fort Bend County Investment Advisory Board
    • Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance
    • Indo American Chamber of Commerce

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Carol McCutcheon

District 4

Carol McCutcheon
4815 Caladium Drive
Sugar Land, TX 77479

Mobile: (281) 923-8818

Occupation: Engineer (Retired)

Years in City: 25 Years 4 Months

Code of Fair Campaign Practices Form Filed 

BIOGRAPHY

Carol McCutcheon is currently serving as the City Council Member for District 4. She has lived in District 4 in Sugar Land for over 25 years. She and her husband have been married for 31 years.

Carol currently serves on the Sugar Land 4A and 4B Corporations, TIRZ4, and Finance/Audit Committee. She has previously served on the City Charter Review Commission, Land Use Advisory Committee, Multicultural Task Force, Compensation Committee, and H-GAC Transportation Policy Council. She is a member of the Fort Bend Mayors and Council Members Association.

Carol has decades of business and civic experience. She was an engineer in the oil and gas business where she led multi-disciplinary teams. She holds a B.S. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering and an MBA.

Carol serves on the Skeeters Baseball Foundation Board and has been an FCCA Neighborhood Representative for 25 years. She is a graduate of Sugar Land 101, the Sugar Land Citizens Police, Fire, and Airport Academies, Fort Bend Leadership Forum, Leadership Houston, Leadership Texas, and Leadership America. She is Past-President of the Women's Energy Network of Houston and co-chaired several charity fundraisers. She was selected as a 2003 Fort Bend Woman of the Year for community service.

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William Ferguson

District 4

William Ferguson
7723 Green Path Ct.
Sugar Land, TX 77479

Mobile: (832) 372-1634

Occupation: Sales

Years in City: 1 Years 2 Months 

Code of Fair Campaign Practices Form Filed

BIOGRAPHY 

I married my high school sweetheart in 1990. I am a proud father of two amazing children. I became a police officer in 1992 in Stafford Texas and still serving as a Reserve Deputy to the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Department. We have lived in Fort Bend County since 1992. We currently live in Greatwood which was annexed into Sugar Land 14 months ago. I am a entrepreneur of two businesses. I have been a member and Deacon of the First Colony Church of Christ since 2001. My service as a Deacon was focused on benevolence and security. My life is service to others. I have served the survivors of Hurricanes Harvey, Katrina, Ike, Rita, Michael (FL), Florence (NC) 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 now a Master Peace Officer. I served on the leadership team of the second largest home service company in the nation, ARS. I am currently the Texas Director of Business Development for an amazing women's wellness company, Assured Imaging.

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