Sugar Land Council Member Harish Jajoo Announces Mayoral Campaign

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Sugar Land City Council Member Harish Jajoo has announced his candidacy for Sugar Land Mayor. The election will be held on May 7, 2016.

SUGAR LAND: Sugar Land City Council Member Harish Jajoo announced his candidacy for Mayor of Sugar Land in the May 2016 general election. A fiscal conservative who believes in low taxes and disciplined spending, Harish Jajoo is a strong advocate of public safety and has served on City Council representing District 4 since June 2011.

“It has been my honor and privilege to serve on City Council and I want to continue serving the residents of Sugar Land as Mayor of our great city,” he said. Current Sugar Land Mayor James Thompson is term-limited and cannot seek re-election, Jajoo added.

During his tenure on City Council, Jajoo has overseen several economic development projects such as Constellation Field, recruitment and retention of major employers such as Texas Instruments,Nalco, the future relocation of the Fluor Corporation, and the transition of UH-Sugar Land to a branch of the University of Houston’s Tier I central campus.

Jajoo also helped shepherd critical infrastructure projects to completion, such as the surface water plant, expansion of University Boulevard and Dulles Avenue, and the city’s sidewalk and pavement rehabilitation program.

A registered civil engineer and urban infrastructure professional, he served 29 years as an executive with the City of Houston’s Department of public prior to holding elected office in Sugar Land.

“I am running because I know that together we can make Sugar Land an even more prosperous, friendly, and exciting place to live, work, and play,” says Jajoo, “As mayor, I will work to ensure that Sugar Land maintains a high quality of life, a business friendly environment, and an efficient road and traffic system. Mobility continues to be a major issue, and I am committed to using every tool at our disposal to get people and traffic moving across our city.”

“My experience provides me with a thorough understanding of what it takes to get things done for our community – be it infrastructure, intergovernmental agency coordination, city council considerations, maximizing capital investment dollars, or interacting with citizens to explain how their money is being spent efficiently.”

Jajoo and his wife, Shashi, and family have called Sugar Land their home for the past thirty years. They have been involved in various civic, community and non-profit organizations.

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