SUGAR LAND, Texas – (April 28, 2010) – The Houston Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors has announced its decision to support the following candidates for Sugar Land City Council in the upcoming May 14 Elections:

Sugar Land City Council District 1: Donald Smithers

Sugar Land City Council District 3: Amy Mitchell

Sugar Land City Council District 4: Frank Yonish

“Don Smithers has leadership skills and desire for community improvement which continues to make him an ideal candidate for District 1,” said HAR’s 2011 Fort Bend Political Affairs Advisory Leadership Chair Vicki Warren of MBA Realty.  “He is extremely worthy of HAR’s support, and we look forward to our continuing relationship with Council Member Smithers.”

“Amy Mitchell is an active member of the Sugar Land community, and her enthusiasm and commitment to improving the lives of Sugar Land residents is second to none,” said TREPAC Trustee Joan Berger of Heritage Texas Properties. “HAR is very proud to be supporting her, and we look forward to working with her.”

“Frank Yonish brings with him the experience of having served on a city council in years past,” said Vicki Warren. “He is a proven leader, and during this time when there are so many Sugar Land City Council members leaving office, it is important to elect someone with local government background to come in and get down to business.”

Fort Bend and Houston area REALTORS® are involved in the political process at all levels, promoting policies and supporting candidates who advocate for private property rights and home ownership in the greater Houston area, including Brazoria, Fort Bend and Montgomery Counties. Electing lawmakers who understand homeowners’ concerns and act accordingly is the Association’s top priority.

Early Voting in Sugar Land begins on Monday, May 2 and ends Tuesday, May 10. Election Day is Saturday, May 14, 2011.

City of Sugar Land has made available a “May 14, 2011 Election Guide”, which can be found HERE