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Pearland Candidate Forum April 13


C.B. “Buck” Stevens seeks re-election for Brazoria County Pct. 3 Constable*


StevensC.B. “Buck” Stevens is seeking re-election for Brazoria County Precinct 3 Constable. He has served in this position since 1997.

Stevens has deep roots in Pearland. His family moved to the community in the 1960’s. Stevens’ father, B.J. Stevens, was a well-known police officer in Pearland after retiring from the Houston Police Department. After college, Buck did attend the police academy at Alvin Community College in 1979, but went to work in the petrochemical industry.

In 1984, Stevens began his law enforcement career at the Hitchcock Police Department, and later served five years with the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office. Stevens also served as a Fire Marshal for Brookside Village for five years.

In 1997, Stevens successfully unseated the incumbent Constable and has remained in office since that time.

While in office, Stevens has raised the bar for all Constables in Brazoria County by being innovative, progressive and a leader in the civil and administrative areas of law. He was one of the first 30 Constables in the State of Texas to receive a Civil Process Proficiency Certification and achieve the designation of CLI (Constable Leadership Institute).

Stevens specializes in Civil Process and Warrant Service, and has ensured that his entire staff has the latest in resources, training and equipment. He is currently certified as a Master Peace Officer, Police Instructor, a Telecommunications Operator, a Crime Prevention Specialist, Environmental Law Officer, holds Mental Health Certification and is trained as a Hostage Negotiator and Police Chaplain. He also instructs in bike, helmet and child seat safety.

Deeply involved in the community, Stevens is active in the Lions Club of Pearland, Keep Pearland Beautiful, Pearland Area Citizens Corps, Inc., Brazoria County Republican Party, Pearland Area Republican Club, West Pearland Republican Club, Alvin Republican Women’s Club, Tri-County Republican Women’s Club, is a Lifetime member Brazoria County and Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, serves as a Boy Scouts Pack Leader and Committee Chair, is a member of the Texas and National Justice of the Peace and Constables Association and is a member of Counseling Connections for Change.

Buck has two sons, Beau and Wyatt who attend Pearland ISD. Buck enjoys dancing, traveling, movies, antique stores, cooking and working in the yard and with woodcrafts.

For more information and contact numbers, visit http://www.electbuckstevens.com/.

*This is a sponsored post. Pearland Connection does not endorse any particular candidate.


On Nov. 14, State Representative Ed Thompson filed as a candidate for re-election to the House of Representatives for Texas House District 29 in Brazoria County.  Thompson was elected in 2012 and is now in his second term representing the area that that includes the cities of Pearland, Alvin, Hillcrest, Manvel, Rosharon, Iowa Colony, Brookside Village, and Liverpool in Northeast Brazoria County.

One of the most conservative leaders in the Texas House, he has received several awards for his voting record, including the following awards in 2015 alone: Effective Conservative Lawmaker by the Conservative Roundtable of Texas, Fighter for Free Enterprise by the Texas Association of Business, 100% Rating by Texas Right to Life, and Courageous Conservative by the Texas Conservative Coalition.

Ever since Thompson’s first term, his priorities have remained the same: to keep taxes low, return funds to Texas education, and solve long-term water and transportation needs faced by the State of Texas. Thompson has presented a number of crucial pieces of legislation on issues including libraries, recycling, veterans’ affairs, school finance, election laws, and public safety. He has been a member of the House Environmental Regulation Committee since 2013 and is currently the Vice Chairman of the House Land and Resource Management Committee.

“It is my sincere hope that the voters of District 29 send me back to Austin for a third term so I can build on the important work of helping the schools, businesses, industries, and families who make up the District 29 community,” said Thompson. “It has truly been an honor to serve the people of District 29 over the past two terms.”

Ed Thompson is an insurance agent in Pearland and has been a small businessman there since 1982. He is very active in the community, serving as Mayor Pro-Tem of Pearland, President of the Pearland Economic Development Corporation, Chairman of the Pearland Chamber of Commerce, and on the Board of Trustees for Pearland ISD. A graduate of the University of Houston, Ed and his wife Freddie are members of Sagemont Church.

Representative Thompson Announces Selection of the Student Leadership Advisory Council

Today, State Representative Ed Thompson announced the names of the fifteen students selected to be members of the District 29 Student Leadership Advisory Council (SLAC). The SLAC will provide a unique opportunity for these high school students to engage in the legislative process with Representative Thompson and to obtain a hands-on education of the role of state government.

“We selected a diverse group of 15 students who attend public school, private school, and homeschool throughout the district,” stated Thompson. “Their backgrounds are impressive, and I am really looking forward to working with these students to share the inner-workings of Texas state government and engage them in the legislative process.”

Students selected include, in alphabetical order: Mikael Floyd, Ted Frick, Kristen Graham, Bushra Hamid, Sarah Hoffmann, Victoria Kiefer, Collin Koza, Shalini Lakshmi, Diego Lopez, Alice Nong, Paolo Obispo, Blake Reddix, Abigail Russell, Ryan Shaw, and Camryn Snell.

The first meeting this fall will be on Saturday, November 7th. Representative Thompson’s hope is that the SLAC will be a resource to educate, encourage, and enlighten the next generation of Texas leaders by providing them with the opportunity to learn more about the intrinsic value of public service and the inner workings of the Texas Legislature.


Elected Officials Meet and Greet Oct. 20


West Pearland Republican Women meeting Oct. 1



The next regular meeting of the West Pearland Republican Women will be held Thursday Oct. 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Spring Creek BBQ, located at 9005 W. Broadway.

We are planning a “Get Out the Vote Program” for the evening. Geoff Tonini of “Decisive Campaigns” will be our speaker. His topic is “How to win big when playing small ball.”

With the 2016 primary elections in early spring, this is an important meeting. The community is welcome to attend.

For more information, visit http://wprw.org/.

Guide to Proposed Constitutional Amendments Now Available

Screen Shot 2015-09-01 at 5.38.02 PMFor those that would like to learn more about the amendments up for vote on November 3, you may download the guide HERE.

Pete Gamboa announces bid for Brazoria County Constable Pct. 4*


HeadshotPete Gamboa is seeking the position of Brazoria County Pct. 4 Constable. He has 29 years in law enforcement serving Brazoria County.

Gamboa has held his current position as an Investigator for the Brazoria County District Attorney’s Office assigned to Grand Jury and civil investigations for 16 years. He also assists all agencies in Brazoria County with criminal investigations.

Previously, Gamboa worked at the Brazoria County Sherriff’s Office in the jail, as a patrol officer and in the Narcotics Unit, with assignments to the FBI and DEA Task Force. His other law enforcement positions include Patrol Officer for Clute Police Department and Patrol Officer for Richwood Police Department.

Gamboa holds a Master Peace Officer, Drug Unit Commander’s Academy and Professional Criminal Investigator Certificates. He is a member of the Brazoria County Peace Officers Association, the Homicide Investigators of Texas, the Texas District and County Attorney’s Association, the Brazoria, West Columbia, Sweeny and Alvin/Manvel Chambers of Commerce. He is also active with the Brazoria Lions Club, the Brazoria County Fair Association, the Brazoria County Cattlemen’s Association and the Blue Knights Texas VI.

Gamboa and his wife Rita recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary and have been a lifetime resident of Brazoria County Pct 4. Rita has been an employee of the Dow Chemical Company for 30 years and they have two daughters. Brittaney is a graduate of Texas State University and is currently working in Pearland and Taylor is a sophomore at Texas State University. They are all graduates of Columbia High School.

The Gamboa’s have always been involved in the community by coaching softball, sitting on the Brazoria Softball board for several years, coaching soccer and are past members of the CBISD Athletic Booster Club. Gamboa donates his time regularly to Project Graduation and other school functions. He volunteers as a guest speaker for career days and is always cooking and helping out for many fundraisers over the years to help support the community and individuals in need.

Come out and meet Gamboa at his Fall Campaign Fundraiser on Sept. 26 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, located at 2320 Hatfield Road in Pearland. Dinner and silent auction start at 5:00 p.m. and the live auction will begin at 6:00 p.m.

* This is a sponsored post. Pearland Connection does not endorse any particular candidate.

Representative Ed Thompson Earns “Courageous Conservative” Award

ET Courageous Conservative 2015Austin, TEXAS – State Representative Ed Thompson received the “Courageous Conservative” Award from the Texas Conservative Coalition for his principled leadership during the 84th Texas Legislative Session.

The Texas Conservative Coalition based their criteria for the award on legislators’ commitment to advance, support, and vote for conservative public policy.

After compiling a comprehensive scorecard of floor votes for the 84th Legislature, the Texas Conservative Coalition notified Thompson that he earned the designation of “Courageous Conservative” and maintains eligibility for membership in the Texas Conservative Coalition.

“It is a real honor to be designated a Courageous Conservative and an unwavering advocate of conservative principles in the Texas House during the 84th session,” Thompson said. “I made some principled, yet challenging, decisions that will positively impact my constituents in District 29 and the state as a whole. We successfully cut taxes, improved education efforts, funded our transportation system, increased border security, and protected Texans’ Second Amendment rights, just to name a few.”

The Texas Conservative Coalition is the conservative caucus of the Texas Legislature.

Representative Ed Thompson serves the 29th District in the Texas House of Representatives representing Pearland, Manvel, Alvin, Brookside Village, Iowa Colony, Hillcrest, Rosharon, and Liverpool.

Save the Date: Ed Thompson Fundraiser September 29

Ed Fundraiser