The Fort Bend County elections administrator is responsible for conducting federal, state, and county elections, as well as elections for other government entities that may contract election services with the County. Candidates on both sides of the political spectrum must find a message that resonates with the diverse, engaged, and growing population of Fort Bend County. According to demographic expert Stephen Klinberg, 21% of Fort Bend County is Asian, 22% African American, 25% Latino and 33% Anglo-Saxon. This makes the county unique, according to Keri Schmidt, president and CEO of the Fort Bend County Chamber of Commerce. In order to understand what issues are most important to voters in Fort Bend County, it is important to look at the demographics of the county.
Each demographic group has different needs and concerns that must be addressed in order for candidates to be successful. For example, Asian Americans are the fastest growing demographic group in Fort Bend County. They are concerned with issues such as education, healthcare, and economic opportunity. African Americans are also a large part of the population and they are concerned with issues such as criminal justice reform, economic opportunity, and access to quality healthcare. Latinos are also a large part of the population in Fort Bend County and they are concerned with issues such as immigration reform, economic opportunity, and access to quality healthcare.
Finally, Anglo-Saxons are concerned with issues such as taxes, infrastructure, and economic development. In order to be successful in Fort Bend County elections, candidates must understand the needs and concerns of each demographic group. They must also be able to articulate their positions on these issues in a way that resonates with voters. By doing so, candidates can ensure that their message reaches a diverse and engaged population.