Mayor Zimmerman Seeks Re-Election

Mayor Joe R. Zimmerman.

Joe R. Zimmerman, Mayor of Sugar Land, filed for re-election in January, seeking a fourth and final term. Mayor Zimmerman was elected the tenth Mayor of Sugar Land in 2016, won re-election in 2018, and was unopposed in his 2020 re-election bid. He and his wife Nancy filed the official paperwork for his last term as Mayor due to term limits. “It is an honor to serve the ci-tizens of Sugar Land. This city is our home, and I look forward to representing all of our residents in this fourth term,” said Mayor Zimmerman.

As Mayor, Zimmerman continues to keep Sugar Land the best place to live, work, play, shop, and raise a family. Under his leadership, Sugar Land has been ranked in the top five of the Best Small Cities to Live in America, recognized as the second safest midsize Cities in America, recipient of the “Leading the Way Award” – Top Ranking in Residential Satisfaction with City Services, and received Best Suburb honors. In addition, Zimmerman will continue to work on improvements to public safety, infrastructure (drainage, streets, water and wastewater), maintaining the transparency and financial strength of the city, economic development (attracting new businesses and continuing to help those affected by the pandemic) and redevelopment (investing in neighborhoods to protect homeowners’ investments and quality of life). He has worked with community partners to put health first through the pandemic while bolstering businesses and supporting the economy.

Through Zimmerman’s terms as Mayor, he has worked with City Council and staff to address flooding from a number of events, including Hurricane Harvey, addressed service shortfalls in water and trash resulting from Winter Storm Uri, and partnered with Fort Bend County to provide locations for COVID testing and vaccinations. Sugar Land also welcomed the Houston Astros and Triple-A baseball and oversaw implementation of the ~$91M in G.O. voter-approved bonds reserved for drainage, public safety, and infrastructure projects.

Zimmerman is looking forward to continuing to represent all of Sugar Land. He and his wife of almost 46 years, Nancy, have made Sugar Land their home since 1990 and are active members of Second Baptist Church. Their daughter, Allison, her husband Chris Wallace, granddaughter Emmy, and grandson Campbell live in Houston.

The City’s General Election is May 7th, 2022. For more information, visit