Sugar Land - Missouri City Edition | October 2022



Candidates were asked to keep responses under 75 words, answer the questions provided and avoid attacking opponents. Answers may have been edited or cut to adhere to those guidelines, or for style and clarity.

Fort Bend County judge

Why are you running/rerunning for this oce, specically?

Do you have any kind of plan in place on how to meet the diverse needs of the county?

The county government is not doing enough to limit the tax burden on Fort Bend resi- dents who are having to deal with sky-high ination and runaway property valuations. We desperately need a county judge that understands the crime this county faces now and into the future if we don’t make a drastic change fast. Right now, the Fort Bend Sheri’s Oce has over 145 vacancies. Our strong growth brings challenges that we are tackling head on. Since coming into oce, we have invested millions into eective transportation projects like addi- tional roads and increased public transit. As residents of the Gulf Coast, we have also upgraded our emergency management op- erations by bringing in investing in resilient infrastructure, better technology, recruiting highly skilled sta, and developed relation- ships to leverage in emergencies. Addition- ally, we have invested more resources than ever before in the Sheri’s Oce… What do you feel are some of the county’s greatest needs, and how would you tackle those needs?

Occupation: president, Texas Biotechnology Relevant experience: law enforcement; military experience; two-term elected constable, Fort Bend County Precinct 4 713-557-1243 TREVER J. NEHLS

Fort Bend County is desperately lacking leadership and a vision that will address the unique needs of Fort Bend. I will foster a Fort Bend future that brings unique solutions to the unique problems Fort Bend faces.

I plan to build broad coalitions around the various issues we face whether it be development, transportation, or ooding, like I did as a colonel for 33 years. Currently, there is little to no coordination on the most serious issues facing our county. I will bring them together, get their input and implement a vision that puts Fort Bend County in the best strategic position. We are so proud of Fort Bend’s diversity. When I was elected, I launched a series of Listening Tours throughout every corner of our county to hear your voices, opinions, and community input. Since then, we have increased our commitment to transparency and engagement by, for the rst time ever, livestreaming all of our meetings, using community surveys for major decisions, and, much more. We will continue empow- ering the voices of our residents…


Since taking oce, we have worked tirelessly to make our county government more engaging, eective and ecient for all. We have made Fort Bend the No. 1 per-capita COVID19 tested and vaccinated county, upgraded our emergency management response, started livestreaming all Commis- sioners Court meetings, invested in our infra- structure to ght congestion and ooding, nally invested in our law enforcement, and supported our residents and small businesses in every way.


Occupation: county judge and director of Emergency Manage- ment

Relevant experience: former two-term Fort Bend ISD school board member, longtime nancial planner 979-217-2818


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INGREDIENTS: • 2 oz 512 Reposado Tequila • ¼ oz agave nectar • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters • Flamed orange peel for garnish DIRECTIONS: Combine ingredients in an old fashioned glass. Swirl to blend the ingredients. Cut an orange for the peel. Twist and swirl around the rim of glass.

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