Why I’m Running 

There is need right now for Proven, Dependable, Conservative leadership. A need for a Strong Voice who will stand up for the families of Katy. As a past Council Member, Mayor Pro Tem and current Zoning Board Commissioner, I have the credentials that are needed at this time to hit the ground running without the need for on-the-job training. I have a proven record of fighting for Texas families, and there is no doubt as to where I stand when it comes to helping solve problems in our community.

I’m a Board member and past president of the Board of Directors for Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District #12. I have served on the board since 1992 except during the time when the voters elected me to the city council Ward B position. This experience is very valuable at this time as we as a city deal with and try to mitigate and solve flooding issues. I will be a strong advocate for our families and will bring the needed experience and the Proven – Dependable – Conservative leadership to make Katy a better, more liveable town for us all.

  • Flood prevention where possible and mitigating flood damage is a top priority.
  • Keeping our Police, Fire and EMS departments strong and fully equipped.
  • Update regulations and eliminate redundant and unnecessary rules and keep taxes as low as possible.
  • Protect our youth with learning programs like the Resist Aggression Defensively, RAD Kids.
  • Improve our parks and garbage pickup services.
  • Open an “intergenerational park” geared toward seniors and their outdoor exercise needs.

These are a few of the things we can do if we work together, and they are exactly what I will do if you choose to elect me to council. I will work for you, I will stand up for you, and I will fight for you. Please Vote Larry Gore for Council Member At Large.

 

About Larry

A Katy Small Business Owner for Four Decades

I have owned a business in Katy for over 40 years. I started my outfitting business in 1977 as an Ag Co-op project while in High School. I have owned a farm and ranch on the Katy Prairie and owned a restaurant in Katy where Los Cucos is located today. In 2009, My wife started a School/Therapy center for Autistic children on Third Street in old town Katy (currently located outside the city limits). We were building out a new location in the City of Katy which was devastated by the floods of Harvey. I am one of the founders of the Katy Prairie Conservancy started in 1992. I am also a Board Member of Fort Bend Levee Improvement District #12. I served on the city Parks and Recreation Board and the city Board of Adjustments before being elected to council in 2008. I served as Mayor Pro Tem 2013-2014. I know Katy. These are some of the qualifications that make me a good choice to represent the people of Katy. With help from the voters we will make a better more livable town for us and our families.

Issues

What I’m Passionate About

Flood Prevention

Flood prevention where possible and mitigating flood damage is a top priority. As a homeowner, a business owner for over 40 years, and a property owner in the city, I have a comprehensive view of what goes on in our town. My wife and I have had two business properties damaged by flood – one of them twice  and we thank God that our home was not flooded. So while I can’t know the devastation of one’s home flooding, I can empathize because of the flooding damage we had to our own property. I have 40 years of experience dealing with land, and working on rice farms through my outfitting business. My years of public service on the LID Board working with drainage districts, engineers, and with the Army Corp of Engineers all give me a solid foundation to deal with this issue at every level.

Quality of Life

I will work for a balance of bringing in high quality, family-oriented development that takes into account the cost to the city and the city’s return on investment. I will work for a better more livable town for us all. 

Strong Community

A strong community keeps our first responders fully eqipped and constantly thanked. A strong community also invests responsibly in our parks, our youth and our seniors. I was on council when we opened the Be an Angel Park for special needs children and the Senior Center. I have experience in helping Katy and it’s people grow and prosper.

In the News

Our Campaign

 

Covering Katy | Meet the City Council At-Large Candidates: Larry Gore

Businessman and former council member Larry Gore is running for the at-large position on the Katy City Council. The incumbent, Steve Pierson, is stepping down due to term limits.

Houston Chronicle |Two campaign for open Katy council seat

“Gore: There is the need for proven, dependable, conservative leadership. A need for a strong voice who will stand up for the families of Katy. As a past Council Member, Mayor Pro Tem and current Zoning Board Commissioner, I have the credentials that are needed at this time to hit the ground running without the need for on-the-job training. I have a proven record of fighting for our families and there is no doubt as to where I stand when it comes to helping solve problems for our families. I’m a board member and past president of the board of directors for Fort Bend Levee Improvement District #12. I have served on the board since 1992, except when elected to the city council Ward B position. This experience is very valuable at this time as we deal with and try to mitigate and solve flooding issue(s). I will be a strong advocate for our families and will bring experience, and proven dependable conservative leadership to make Katy a better, more livable town for us all.”

Covering Katy | Larry Gore Hopes to Return to Katy City Council

“I am going to put my hat in the ring for the at-large seat,” Gore told Covering Katy. “Our city really needs people with experience and someone who has the perspective of a 40 plus year resident,” Gore added.

Houston Chronicle | Two compete for open Katy City Council seat

Gore, a longtime city resident, homeowner and businessman, said, “I want to keep the city moving in a forward direction and work with other members of council and other governments to solve problems like flooding. It’s important to have experienced people on council to address issues.”

Community Impact Newspaper | Katy City Council candidates step forward for May election

Gore[‘s]…top priority, if elected, would be flood control measures. Gore said his second priority would be working to advocate more to respond to the concerns of citizens and be increase responsiveness to community concerns.

 

Affiliations

City of Katy

City Board of Adjustments | Past Board Member (Appointed by Mayor Don Elder, Jr.)

City Parks Board | Past Board Member (Appointed by Mayor Don Elder, Jr.)

City Planning and Zoning | Current Board Member (Appointed by Mayor Fabol Hughes)

Wildlife

Founder of Katy Prairie Conservancy and Past Board Member

Texas Parks & Wildlife Hunting Advisory Committee Past Board Member

(Appointed by Governor George W Bush – Chairman Lee M. Bass)

Wetland Habitat Alliance of Texas (WHAT Ducks) Past Board Member

Agriculture

Rice Industry Coalition for the Environment (R.I.C.E.) Current Board Member

Politics

National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC)

Elected Delegate to the 2000 Republican State Convention Nominating George W. Bush for President

Supporting Financially and Volunteering:

Ted Cruz | for U.S. President

Glenn Hegar | for State Comptroller

Mike Schofield | for State Representative

Michael McCaul | for U.S. Congress

Bill Calligari | for State Representative

John Culbertson | for U.S. Congress

Jerry Patterson | for State Land Commissioner

Andy Meyers | for Fort Bend Precinct 3 County Commissioner

Glenn Beckendorff | for Waller County Judge

Flood Mitigation

Fort Bend Levee Improvement District #12 | Past President and Current Board Member

(Appointed by Commissioner Alton B. Pressely)

(Re-appointed by Commissioner Andy Meyers)

Personal

Katy American Little League Past Board Member

Right to Life

National Rifle Association

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

Wild Turkey Federation

Gulf Coast Conservation Association

Ducks Unlimited

Texas Homeschool Coalition

Fraternal

Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks

Awards

Ducks Unlimited Silver Teal Award for Outstanding Commitment to Conservation

Speaker’s Gavel Award

(Given by Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich for Outstanding Support to the Republican Party)

 

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