ABOUT DR. THOMAS ABRAHAM
A successful businessman, Thomas Abraham has also set several records in his political carrier. He is the first elected official for the Indo-American community, not only in Greater Houston Area but in the State of Texas. As a first Asian-American, he has been elected as a President of Texas Municipal League Region 14, which serves the needs of more than 1,100 cities and towns. In addition, at present, he serves as a President of Sugar Land Development Corporation, Chairman of Sugar Land Reinvestment Zone No. 3, and a Board Member on the Houston-Galveston Area Council.
He also served as a Council Liaison for Sugar Land Municipal Regional Airport for two terms, which he takes a pride for city’s State of the Art Airport, terminal building with a US custom office, and two new additional taxi ways, one of them named as “Taxi India.”Serving as a humanitarian, Councilman Abraham has assisted in raising funds during Tsunami and Gujarat earthquake in India. He has also played an important role to promote economic development of the city by encouraging new businesses and development including TelFair, Lake Pointe, Riverstone and Imperial Sugar. He supports for the Safety First, lower taxes, high quality infrastructure, and aggressive economic development incentives.
Abraham believes in building a partnership with business, which creates strong economic growth and development. A great honor was bestowed to him to meet Prime Minister of India Mr. Manmohan Singh, President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and other high ranking officials at the White House. Councilman Abraham and his wife, Sarah and two children, Bryan and Lauren have lived in Sugar Land since 1989. He has as accomplished a long list of achievements, but he attributes the credit of his accomplishment to the Sugar Land community, as six years ago during his first-time election, he got elected with only two votes in the run-off, and then for last three terms, he ran uncontested. “Together, our business climate, amenities, lifestyle, and people make Sugar Land a great place to live and work,” said Abraham.
A small business owner for over 29 years, Abraham knows what it takes to balance a budget and meet payroll noting that, “we should expect nothing less of those representing us in public office.” And Abraham backs that up with experience. During his tenure in office, he has helped balance the city’s budget, while rejecting tax increases. Abraham serves as the Regional Director for the Texas Municipal League (TML), representing an estimated 150 cities as they promote the interests of their local communities. Abraham also serves on the board of the Houston-Galvesfind transportation solutions. While on city council, his leadership helped make Sugar Land a safe community, lowering the crime rate below the national average.
Abraham’s other accomplishments include expanding freeways and other major thoroughfares, ensuring the community has an adequate water supply, addressing flood prone areas, providing essential input for implementing emergency management plans and developing many community amenities with citizens of all ages in mind.
In his service as Homeowner’s Association President and of a municipal utility district, Abraham has a proven track record of getting results. He and his wife of 29 years, Sarah, have two children, Bryan Thomas and Lauren Alexis. His role as a father, as well as his service as a faculty member for a community college, has positioned him to understand and advocate for the educational needs of the next generation. A Christian who regularly attends church with his family, Abraham said he leans on his faith to make decisions locally and he will continue to do that as a State Legislator. Abraham has resided in Sugar Land since 1989. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration.