Missouri City Mayor-elect Yolanda Ford
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Houstonians won’t soon forget 2018. It was the year of surprise upsets as a number Democrats unseated long term Republicans resulting in the first Latina and woman Harris County Judge, Lina Hidalgo; County Commissioner Adrian Garcia, first African American mayor of Missouri City, Yolanda Ford; Fort Bend County’s first African American district attorney, Brian Middleton, first Latina in Congress, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia; and the Black girl magic of 19 female judges
Yolanda Ford Unseats 24-Year Incumbent in Historic Win to Become First African American, Woman Mayor of Missouri City
Yolanda Ford defeated incumbent mayor Allen Owen in a runoff election held December 8, 2018. Ford previously served as a member of the City Council for District A since 2013. Owen had held the position of mayor since 1994. Ford is the first African American and the first woman ever elected to serve as mayor of Missouri City and will take the oath of office on December 17, 2018.