AKA Soror Cynthia Lemon-Gary, announces her candidacy for mayor of Missouri City
District B Councilwoman Cynthia Lenton-Gary has cast her hat in the ring for the city’s top spot.
Gary filed her candidacy for mayor on March 8 and will challenge 16-year incumbent Mayor William Allen Owen to become the first female mayor of Missouri City, since 1956.
No stranger to Missouri City politics, Gary has served the citizens of District B for two consecutive terms; running unopposed in her second term in office.
Gary has a strong passion for public service and proven leadership in city government in Missouri City, according to a recent campaign press release.
“I am honored, humbled and extremely privileged to serve the members of District B. I have pledged my life to resolving issues that are important to members of our Missouri City community in Fort Bend County.
“I am campaigning to become the citizens’ mayor, the top job in the city, because I believe that all citizens of Missouri City deserve transparency in government,” Gary said in the release.
As a candidate for mayor, Gary seeks to revitalize the city and combat the issues that impede economic growth.
“I hold true to the belief that our city is capable of being the greatest city in the quadruplex, which includes Pearland, Missouri City, Stafford and Sugar Land,” Gary said.
“With many years of political experience and community advocacy, I am committed to working with citizens, public servants, fire and police as well as business owners to make Missouri City the most productive municipality in Fort Bend County,” Gary said.
Gary is committed to being accessible and responsive to the city’s residents and business communities to protect and promote the economic and social viability of the city’s future, according to the release.
Gary and husband, Everette, have lived in Missouri City home for more than 25 years and raised three children.
A native of Houston and a product of the Houston Independent School District, Gary excelled in academics and has worked as an environmentalist, researcher, and forensic chemist.
Currently, she is a professor of sociology and a member of the Greater Houston Partnership, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., and several other community organizations.
She also is a member of the Fountain of Praise Church, where she and her husband serve in several ministries.