2017 Election

2017 Election

Fort Bend County Animal Welfare Voter Information Guide

(City of Sugar Land, City of Stafford, City of Rosenberg, & City of Fulshear)

On May 6th, 2017, Fort Bend County will have city elections for mayor and city council members.

The Animal Welfare Voter Information Guide was created for Fort Bend County citizens as a reference so that the Fort Bend County voters will be informed about which candidates support the No-Kill model. It is crucial that we elect people who care about this issue and are willing to solve it to ultimately end the killing of shelter pets in Fort Bend County. We appreciate everyone who responded to the survey. However, several candidates and incumbents chose not to respond.

In March 2017, Fort Bend Pets Alive! has sent eleven questions concerning animal sheltering issues  to candidates running for Mayor and City Council for 2017 City Election in City of Sugar Land, City of Stafford, City of Rosenberg and City of Fulshear. The purpose of the Survey was to understand the stances and intentions of the candidates regarding animal welfare issues such as life saving programs that can help make Fort Bend County a No Kill community.​​ As part of an awareness campaign started by Fort Bend Pets Alive! , candidates’ responses have been rated, and complied by our committee.

Our committee reviewed both responses and animal-welfare records of all candidates. Nonetheless, some candidates rose above others. Of the five unopposed incumbents in Fort Bend County, Mayor Scarcella of Stafford is the only unopposed incumbent who took his time to respond to the Animal Welfare Questionnaire. He was also the first one to return the survey amongst all who received the packet.

Mayor Scarcella of Stafford also stood out in Fort Bend County in the past years. His commitment to advance animal welfare is evident in his steadfast leadership as Mayor in Stafford. In 2015 and 2016, he advocated to improve the over forty-year old animal control ordinance to have provisions for no kill initiatives. He is unafraid to challenge his fellow city Council Members, City management and animal advocates to do more and better for the companion animals. He strives to save lives of dogs and cats and deserves the most credit for leading City of Stafford’s future animal shelter to be a lifesaving, compassionate and loving place for homeless pets. City of Stafford is the only municipality in Fort Bend County that allows Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) for community cats. Mayor Scarcella has been the Mayor of City of Stafford for over forty five years for very good reasons.

STEVE PORTER

City Council District 1

Status: Unopposed Incumbent

Support No Kill? No response

BRIDGET YOUNG

City Council District 2

Status: Unopposed Incumbent

Support No Kill? No response

AMY MITCHELL

City Council District 3

Status: Unopposed Incumbent

Support No Kill? No response

SEAN BURNETT

City Council District 4

Status: Candidate

Support No Kill? Yes

QAISAR IMAM

City Council District 4

Status: Candidate

Support No Kill? Yes

CAROL McCUTCHEON

City Council District 4

Status: Candidate

Support No Kill? Yes

LEONARD SCARCELLA

Mayor

Status: Unopposed Incumbent

Support No Kill? Yes

VIRGINIA ROSAS

City Council At Large

Status: Incumbent

Support No Kill? No Response

AJ HONORE

City Council At Large

Status: Incumbent

Support No Kill? Yes

WEN GUERRA

City Council At Large

Status: Incumbent

Support No Kill? Yes

LAWRENCE VACARRO

City Council At Large

Status: Candidate

Support No Kill? Yes

EDMUND SAMORA

Mayor

Status: Candidate

Support No Kill? Yes

WILLIAM BENTON

Mayor

Status: Candidate

Support No Kill? Yes

CYNTHIA McCONATHY

Mayor

Status: Incumbent

Support No Kill? No Response

RUDY CUELLAR

City Council At Large 1

Status: Candidate

Support No Kill? No Response

JACOB BALDERAS

City Council At Large 1

Status: Candidate

Support No Kill? Yes

STEVEN STERLING

City Council At Large 1

Status: Candidate

Support No Kill? No Response

AMANDA BARTA

City Council At Large 2

Status: Incumbent

Support No Kill? No Response

DANA HOLLINGSWORTH

City Council District 1

Status: Candidate

Support No Kill? Yes

JASON CHERUBINI

City Council District 1

Status: Candidate

Support No Kill? Yes

JIM FATHEREE

City Council At Large

Status: Candidate

Support No Kill? No Response

DEBRA CATES

City Council At Large

Status: Candidate

Support No Kill? Yes

KAYE KAHLICH

City Council District 5

Status: Unopposed Candidate

Support No Kill? Yes

+ Sugar Land

STEVE PORTER

City Council District 1

Status: Unopposed Incumbent

Support No Kill? No response

BRIDGET YOUNG

City Council District 2

Status: Unopposed Incumbent

Support No Kill? No response

AMY MITCHELL

City Council District 3

Status: Unopposed Incumbent

Support No Kill? No response

SEAN BURNETT

City Council District 4

Status: Candidate

Support No Kill? Yes

QAISAR IMAM

City Council District 4

Status: Candidate

Support No Kill? Yes

CAROL McCUTCHEON

City Council District 4

Status: Candidate

Support No Kill? Yes

+ Stafford

LEONARD SCARCELLA

Mayor

Status: Unopposed Incumbent

Support No Kill? Yes

VIRGINIA ROSAS

City Council At Large

Status: Incumbent

Support No Kill? No Response

AJ HONORE

City Council At Large

Status: Incumbent

Support No Kill? Yes

WEN GUERRA

City Council At Large

Status: Incumbent

Support No Kill? Yes

LAWRENCE VACARRO

City Council At Large

Status: Candidate

Support No Kill? Yes

+ Rosenberg

EDMUND SAMORA

Mayor

Status: Candidate

Support No Kill? Yes

WILLIAM BENTON

Mayor

Status: Candidate

Support No Kill? Yes

CYNTHIA McCONATHY

Mayor

Status: Incumbent

Support No Kill? No Response

RUDY CUELLAR

City Council At Large 1

Status: Candidate

Support No Kill? No Response

JACOB BALDERAS

City Council At Large 1

Status: Candidate

Support No Kill? Yes

STEVEN STERLING

City Council At Large 1

Status: Candidate

Support No Kill? No Response

AMANDA BARTA

City Council At Large 2

Status: Incumbent

Support No Kill? No Response

+ Fulshear

DANA HOLLINGSWORTH

City Council District 1

Status: Candidate

Support No Kill? Yes

JASON CHERUBINI

City Council District 1

Status: Candidate

Support No Kill? Yes

JIM FATHEREE

City Council At Large

Status: Candidate

Support No Kill? No Response

DEBRA CATES

City Council At Large

Status: Candidate

Support No Kill? Yes

KAYE KAHLICH

City Council District 5

Status: Unopposed Candidate

Support No Kill? Yes

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