Robert Sitton - Position 1 Candidate
|Robert Sitton was originally elected in 2011 to fill the unexpired term of newly elected State Representative for District 127, Dan Huberty. Sitton was re-elected for a full, four-year term in 2013. “From the budget cuts of 2011, along with the implementation of a curriculum audit, to hiring the fifth Superintendent in Humble ISD since World War II, I can say it has been challenging.” Sitton said. “Our community has gone through challenges as well; fast growth, oil recession, increased traffic, new schools, new boundaries, just to name a few. With that said, we not only survived, we thrived.” What does the future hold? “Continued growth and continued state funding issues will drive most of our decisions. We are expected to exceed 52,000 students in the near future, which will require the addition of six new campuses. All properties for these campuses have been purchased, two are under construction and a third is on the horizon,” said Sitton. An ever-changing demographic with varying needs will take leadership willing to make tough decisions, something Sitton has been a part of since day one.|
Dan Huberty, State Representative District 127, said, “I have been a proud supporter of Robert Sitton since he decided to serve back in 2011. He has done an exceptional job over the past six years. His vision and leadership is a necessity as our community moves through the challenges ahead.”
“There isn’t anyone more loyal and committed to our district and doing the best possible for children than Robert Sitton!” Dr. Guy Sconzo, former Superintendent for Humble ISD.
Norman Funderburk, Mayor Pro Tem City of Humble, said, “Robert has worked tirelessly in his role as Trustee, for the betterment of our students, schools and the community. As a life-long resident, Robert truly cares about the Humble and Lake Houston Area and has demonstrated his total commitment to excellence during his tenure on the board. His vision and leadership, working in collaboration with the other board members, has yielded outstanding performance in our school district that has resulted in very positive recognition. I also place great value in the Humble roots that Robert and I share, and I completely endorse him in his reelection efforts.”
“The future of Humble ISD requires leaders with great discipline and vision. Leaders that are not afraid to make the tough decisions,” said Dave Martin, Houston City Councilman. “Robert Sitton is that kind of leader. I am pleased to lend my full support in his re-election bid.”Additionally, Sitton has served in every officer position. He is the immediate past President and helped lead the nationwide superintendent search this past year.
He has served on numerous committees including: Finance, Building and Planning, Education Foundation, Program Evaluation and Board-Superintendent Evaluation.
He is a 1988 graduate from Sam Houston State University and part of three generations of graduates from Humble High School. His community service does not end with Humble ISD.
He has been a member of the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce since 2002 and has served as a board member and in every officer position, most recently as Chairman of the Board in 2016.
Sitton currently serves as Chairman of the Board for Kingwood Medical Center.
Sitton’s professional career began in 1989 as a teacher and coach in the Aldine ISD. He spent eight years in education.
Currently, Sitton is a partner with the investment firm Edward Jones. He has been with Edward Jones since 2002. Prior to joining the firm, he spent four years with the investment banker, Morgan Stanley.
Robert has been married to his wife, Jen, for eleven years. They have a blended family: Jon (HHS Class of 2005), Cody (AHS Class of 2010), Keanen (current AHS Freshman) and Kaitlyn (currently 4th grader at Pine Forest in the Spanish Immersion program). Daughter in law, Katherina, is a 2nd grade teacher in New Caney ISD. They have two grandchildren Robert (RJ) age 8 and Avery age 1.
“I have lived in this community for over 50 years and I remain passionate and optimistic about the future. Our future is bright! I, humbly, ask for your continued support and your vote,” Robert Sitton.