Near the beginning of April 2019 Tax Assessor Patsy Shultz filed for retirement allowing the special appointment of a new person by the Fort Bend County Commissioners' Court to fill the vacancy. Phillip Andrews was tapped by the Commissioner's Court as a Republican candidate among two others for consideration to fill this office.
However, the Democrat controlled Commissioners Court set a condition that the candidate would have to pledge to Democrat identity. Choosing to stay loyal to Republican values, Phillip rejected the condition while another person (a republican) accepted it.
Since then, the spirit of public service has captured Phillip's heart and leads him to take this step in running for the Republican nomination for Tax Assessor in 2020. We hope that as you learn more below about Phillip, you will find the same confidence and trust in Phillip Andrews that our elected leaders have and support us now. Please volunteer and donate.
Phillip Andrews Campaign
Sugar Land, TX 77496
With over 20 years of business experience, Phillip Andrews has had a management career spanning multiple industries with lengthy periods in each one; public accounting (5 years), security (3 years), medicine (6 years), and construction trades (8 years). He has also been on the Board of Directors of the Fort Bend County Economic Development Council. Phillip Andrews is a graduate of the University of Saint Thomas in Houston and holds a Master degree in Accounting, and a Bachelor Degree with studies in political science, philosophy, & theology.
Phillip Andrews and his wife have lived in the same home in Sugar Land for the past 12 years. They have two grown children. Their daughter is a graduate of the University of Texas Nursing school and currently working in the Medical Center, and their son is a fourth year business student at the Texas A&M University (College Station). They are members at the First Colony Church of Christ.
As General Manager since 2012 of Sugar Land Rain Gutters, Phillip Andrews has successfully built a business. During the local energy recession that had plagued our Texas economy during 2015 and 2016, Phillip encountered more and more unemployed people from different walks of life, and Sugar Land Rain Gutters had to grow to accommodate this need. After Hurricane Harvey, Phillip worked among thousands of people whose lives were thrown into chaos and tears. Experiencing these very different catastrophic events for four long years has formed Phillip into the persevering servant leader needed at this time to embrace the challenges of Fort Bend County.
Between the struggle of building a business in general and growing it for others in a challenging industry, Phillip Andrews has acquired experience and insight within the tragic difficulties of the recent past that have transformed his leadership purpose. It is Phillip's deepest desire to help others develop new high paying jobs in Texas that bring back dignity to the human person and quality of life.
We are so grateful at this time for the Republican leadership that has carried us through these times and created a robust economy the last few years.
Improving the economy is not an end in itself, but a means to quality American life —a way to strengthen families, help Americans reach their God-given potential, and lift up our neighbors who live in the shadows. Growing up in Brookshire and Katy, Texas, working-class towns near Fort Bend, Phillip Andrews learned the importance of lending a hand to those who need it. As a lay minister, he has spent real time caring for those struggling in life among the working poor.
A unique part of Phillip's history is that he spent many years in religious studies for a vocation in ministry that lays the foundation of his spirit. Phillip's unique experience and dedication in ministry & business, has created a heart of service and a passion to participate in the most meaningful aspects of life. His core values lay the foundation of American principles that make him the balanced Republican candidate we need for the Tax Assessor Office.
The County Tax Assessor-Collector's Office now has less to do with the appraisals and more to do with just collecting taxes. The Fort Bend Appraisal District has become its own entity outside of the Tax Office. Tax rates are set be other government entities such as city council, school boards, MUD's, etc. The person hired for this position will be primarily a manager of the organization. In actuality, Phillip Andrews is the only candidate on the ballot that has extensive management experience. Our Tax office has six locations and over 80 employees.
Phillip Andrews has been part of this community for many years, working tirelessly to make it a better place.
Phillip Andrews knows the value of being connected. That's he is running for this position. Help him help you.
Phillip Andrews can't win this race without your help. Flyering, word-of-mouth, and donating are all ways of helping us achieve our goals together.
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