Mayor Tom Reid has filed to run for another term at the May 6, 2017 election.
Mayor Tom Reid is a native Texan, born in Houston, and moved with his family to Pearland in 1965. Mayor Reid became active in Pearland and served as Scout Troop Committee Chairman of Troop 463, City Planning Commissioner, City Councilman, Chairman of the Pearland Library Board, Chairman of Brazoria Drainage District #4 and as Mayor.
His professional career includes Scientific Writing, Underwater Defense Research for the Navy Department and as a Junior Design Engineer with WKM Valve Manufacturing Company. He was hired by Rockwell International and worked at Johnson Space Center from 1965 to 1997. He supervised and managed complex projects with sizable staffs and tight budgets on the Gemini, Apollo, Apollo-Soyuz, Skylab and Space Shuttle Programs, and spent the last 10 years at Johnson Space Center in the Space Shuttle Program Office.
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