My name is Andre Perkins and I am running for City Commissioner District 4, I am a lifelong resident of Galveston County and was born in Texas City and educated in the La Marque public school system.
I have strong family ties to both La Marque and Hitchcock. My mother's family, The Bells, were one of the founding families of La Marque along with the Hobgood's and Britton's.
My Father's family, The Perkins legacy is also well known in Hitchcock.
My grandfather, Tommie Perkins, was an avid football fan and community supporter.
A memorial stone is placed at the "old" Bulldog stadium in his remembrance, I have lived in HItchcock since 2008 shortly after the devastating Hurricane Ike.
In 2009, I married the love of my life, Ronnae Perkins, and we decided to make Hitchcock our forever home. Our oldest two children are graduates of Hitchcock High School and our son is currently a junior.
I am currently the Director of Facilities and Safety at the former Mall of the Mainland which is now the newly developed Mainland City Centre where I have had the pleasure of being employed for the past 12 years.
As the Director of Facilities and Safety, I work closely with the developers and I am instrumental to the entire developmental process.
Although I may not have much experience in politics, I have chosen to run for this position because I know I will offer a fresh face and new ideas to old problems.
I am concerned as well as I care about the residents and business owners in our beloved city.
I will diligently work alongside everyone to ensure that there is understanding and communication between everyone.
As your commissioner, I will always be there for you just as I am today.
It is my goal to put Hitchcock, Texas on the map in a good and positive way as well as to thrive not just today but tomorrow and in the future.
Thank you for your support and vote.
The City of Hitchcock is located on Hwy 6 in Galveston County 10 north of Galveston and 30 miles south of Houston.
Hitchcock is a city in Galveston County, Texas, United States. The population was 6,386 at the 2000 census. Hitchcock was created as a station of the railroad between Galveston and Houston in 1873 and around the turn of the 20th century became a vegetable shipping center. The settlement's economy crashed in the 1930s after insect plagues in the surrounding areas, and the area stayed impoverished until the establishment of both an anti-aircraft training base and the Hitchcock Naval Air Station at the beginning of World War II.