Himesh Gandhi won the at-large position one council seat in Sugar Land, Texas on May 5th. Vying for the seat unopposed, Gandhi received 100 percent of the 4,353 votes in claiming a fourth and final term. “Thank you to the citizens of Sugar Land for your trust and confidence as I serve my fourth and final term. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve!” Gandhi wrote on Facebook.
Gandhi has held the seat for three terms and, when announcing his intentions to run for a fourth and final term, he said the city he has called home for most of his adult life is a place he is “committed to maintaining quality development and robust city services while following smart spending practices.”
At 35, Himesh Gandhi became the youngest candidate in the history of Fort Bend County, Texas to win an “At Large” Sugar Land City Council seat, receiving more than 52 percent of the vote and leading his next closest opponent by 20 percent in 2012.
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.
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 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 in 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.
“I always had an interest in community service and I grew up here in Sugar Land so it was important for me to make sure that there was excellent leadership. The interest was there and this is just another way of serving the community in this capacity,” Gandhi said.
To Gandhi, “Sugar Land is a great city and I want to make sure it stays that way. I want to make sure it remains as one of the most premier cities in America to live in and I want to make sure I am a part of it moving forward. There are going to be growth issues as it is a growing city. So I want to make sure that I add to that, making sure that the services remain at a high level, making sure it is a safe city and making sure the property values remain very high.”