Himesh Gandhi

Himesh Gandhi, an Indian American councilmember in Sugar Land, Texas, has announced that he intends to seek re-election for a fourth and final term for the At Large Position 1 post he has held. (photo provided)

Three-term incumbent of the At Large Position 1 post on the Sugar Land, Texas, City Council Himesh Gandhi has announced he will run for reelection for a fourth and final term May 7.

Gandhi promised to continue his focus on improving the lives of residents in the thriving community.

“Sugar Land has been my home for most of my adult life. It is a diverse, growing city where we are successfully merging cultures, ideas and values,” said Gandhi in a statement. “I am committed to maintaining quality development and robust city services while following smart spending practices.”

The Indian American was first elected in 2012. At the time of the election win, Gandhi, then 35, was the youngest councilman to be elected in a citywide vote.

He has served on numerous City Council committees and was also a member of the task force that spearheaded development of the Smart Financial Center at Sugar Land—an iconic concert and performance hall that opened last year, according to a news release.

Other successes and projects launched by the city during Gandhi’s previous term include the successful annexations of Greatwood and New Territory, the acquisition of a former prison site for redevelopment, the completion of drainage projects, and the return to normal operations after the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey, Gandhi’s campaign team boasted in the release.

“As a member of City Council, I will continue to listen to my constituents and work with my fellow council members and the city staff to ensure that Sugar Land remains a premier city with a solid vision for the future,” the incumbent added. “Together, with our forward-looking residents, we can accomplish even more great things for this city.”

Gandhi is an attorney and shareholder with the law firm Roberts Markel Weinberg Butler Hailey PC. He is board certified in commercial real estate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has served leading roles in numerous community organizations. In 2015, he was honored by the Houston Business Journal as one of the region’s 40 Under 40 young leaders. Gandhi earned a B.B.A. from Houston Baptist University and his law degree from the South Texas College of Law Houston. He, his wife Farrah and their son Jaiden live in the Telfair neighborhood.

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