SUGAR LAND, TX— After a hard-fought three-man race in May where he took over 39% of the votes, Naushad Kermally, 47, was able to pull off an historic win in the runoff race for Sugar Land City Council. He will serve as the City of Sugar Land’s first Muslim City Councilmember in the newly re-drawn Sugar Land District 2.
Kermally received 1,811 votes (57.26%) and his opponent Nabila Mansoor received 1,352 votes (42.74%). Kermally increased his voter base in the runoff and bested Mansoor in all of New Territory and Telfair. David Gornet, the third candidate in the May race threw his support to Kermally helping Kermally cross the finish line in first place.
A twenty-three year resident of Sugar Land, Kermally has a long history of service to the city through numerous organizations and volunteer activities. Kermally and his wife Narmin, are the parents of three children; two are enrolled in University and his youngest is in his final year at Clements High School.
After a 10-year nursing career, Naushad Kermally transitioned professions and joined Prime Communications, a mobile technology startup company in Sugar Land. That company has since grown from its’ local roots to a national leader in the wireless industry where he currently serves as the Executive Vice President.
“My top priority is the safety of our residents. A safe and secure city translates into a quality of life people seek out and value. I will work to see that our law enforcement and fire officials are heard by council and we do our best to ensure they have the equipment they need and support their programs.
Additionally, I place a high priority on vehicular mobility. Not only must our streets be well maintained, they must be strategically planned for the amount of traffic we see in and around our schools, retail shopping and entertainment areas.
We have a great system of hike and bike trails around the city and a dog park to support our four-legged residents. I want to be the ear of the city of Sugar Land, so that I can be your mouth(voice) within the City of Sugar Land”
At his celebration after the election, Kermally acknowledged his family, friends and supporters giving them credit for helping him cross the finish line.
To his opponents in this election, Kermally said “Nabila Mansoor, although you did not prevail this election cycle you ran a great campaign. Remember, there is still more work to be done. I look forward to seeing you moving forward without any hesitation or reservations. Stay Strong and Stay Focused. David Gornet, thank you for your endorsement. I look forward to working with you in the future also.“
He continued “I love this City, it is the city which I call home and I love to Live, Work and Play in Sugar Land. I am excited that the voters of District 2 have spoken and I am delighted to serve as your next City Council Member for the City of Sugar Land. I could not have done this without the support of my loving family and my volunteer base. I am truly blessed to be surrounded by wonderful people I can count on.”
Mr. Kermally will be sworn into office during the City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 18th at 5:30. The public is invited to attend.
Source: KermallyforSugarland Press release