by Dr. Sheila Pope
On January 18, 2019, I felt empowered and ready to take my life in a new direction. I attended Brazoria County Democrats Executive Committee Meeting and I looked around the room and realized I needed to do more. I have served as a Brazoria County Precinct Chair, Election Judge, and I have been a delegate to several Texas Democratic Conventions, including the 2018 convention.
To be honest, I never saw myself as a politician. Instead, I identified as a Community Leader! Yet something was stirred in me when I watched Houston City Council member Amanda Edward’s video about the issues that I cared deeply about. She created opportunities for female business owners in Houston. She held a Senior Empowerment Expo. I love advocating for seniors. When I watched the videos, I saw myself doing the same thing in Pearland. We do not have a female serving on the City Council and I can solve that issue by volunteering to serve.
In order for me to make those changes in Pearland, I would have to run for a position on the City Council. On January 18, 2019, I decided to add my name to the ballot for Pearland City Council Position 5. This was a huge leap of faith! I will keep you posted on my next steps.