People and Politics


Patti Parish-Kaminski

As we finish up third quarter, business is looking good in the Bend. In this issue, we celebrate some major milestones in our community from the one millionth fan in the seventh ranked entertainment venue in the world when it comes to ticket sales to a city ma-

nager receiving a national award for helping make Sugar Land one of the “Best Places to Live.” Yes, we have much to be thankful for in Fort Bend as we focus on finishing the year strong.

Finishing strong will mean that we as voters need to do our homework. The November 5th election is right around the corner, and many of our local politicians – the individuals who have perhaps the most direct and significant impact on our community – are up for election. Our cover story is about a public servant who has shown commitment, determination and progress when it comes to issues facing Precinct 1 – important issues that impact us all, such as mobility and flood control. Commissioner Vincent Morales is poised to continue his service with his mantra of “putting people over politics.”

In terms of people and politics, November 5th is not just another general election. There will also be a special election on that day to elect a new representative for Texas House District 28. Dr. John Zerwas led District 28 for more than a decade, and now, he has gone on to serve as vice chancellor for health affairs at the University of Texas. Seven candidates have filed for the seat to complete Dr. Zerwas’ term. Residents of District 28 take note, and get out the vote!

Thomas Jefferson said, “We do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.” Early voting begins October 21st. See you at the polls!

Your partner in the Bend,

Patti Parish-Kaminski