Fred G Taylor 

Candidate for Missouri City Mayor

Fred Taylor has served in the U.S. Marine Corps reserves, worked as a senior executive, started a non-profit to help his neighbors and taught Special Education students in Houston Independent School District. Fred is running for Mayor of Missouri City because he loves the city and recognizes that "All" of Missouri City has the potential to become better.

Taylor's story started in Leesville, Louisiana where he grew up as the 21st of 22 children. His father, a World War II Veteran was a very tough man and ruled his house with a iron fist and a heart of gold. He tough the young Taylor to work hard with his hands and never give up on anything. With a fourth grade education, Taylor’s father started a construction company where the young Taylor had to work every break he had from school. The family moved to Houston, and Taylor grew up in the Settegast neighborhood attending East Houston Elm, Elmore MS and graduation from Forest Brook HS or affectionately known as the “Brook”. It was during that time that Taylor became interested in politics while volunteering for the campaign of the late Ernest McGowen, a prominent politician who served on the Houston City Council as well as the Houston Community College and Houston ISD boards.

While in high school, Taylor joined the Marine Corps reserves in its delayed entry program until his graduation on May 28, 1985. The next day May 29, 1985, Taylor was on a plane to San Diego, Calif. where he started his basic training following in the footsteps of his late father and late sister. The training was rigorous, but Taylor credits his tenacity for success to his father who challenged him to succeed throughout his youth.

After serving his country, Taylor received an honorable discharge. Taylor started working for Al Copeland’s Enterprise, a chain restaurant, and then he opened his own restaurants, one in Dallas and one in Houston. Taylor worked as an executive for the Jasper Oil Company in East Texas. Taylor stated he’s had many jobs, some glamorous and some not so glamorous. Taylor returned to college and enrolled at the HCC and the University of Houston-Downtown.

Taylor earned a Political Science degree from the UH-Downtown and then dedicated himself to serving his community. Taylor obtained his teaching credentials from HCC and became an educator in HISD, beginning his teaching at Thomas Middle School and eventually at Kashmere High School, Madison High School and last at "Dick" Dowling Middle School all as a special education teacher. As a special education teacher, Taylor taught in all the special needs classrooms, Behavial Adjustment, Lifeskills, Muti-impaired but he mostly enjoyed working with students with autism spectrum disorder.

Taylor moved to Missouri City in 2010, to be closer to and to enjoy the life his now, late older brother Sterling Page had enjoyed for some twenty five years. Taylor currently works as an educator, small business owner and business consultant. In addition, Taylor is the founder of "Our Voice Matters", a non-profit organization which assists the elderly and disabled individuals by providing free lawn service and home repair service to those who couldn't otherwise afford it.  Taylor is a member of Missouri City Baptist Church and is the proud father of four children and one granddaughter.

 

 

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