My name is Ernie Stuart and I am running for re-election for the mayor of Needville. I have been married to my wife Patty of 31 years. I have five children and six grandchildren. I graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Law Enforcement and Police Science. Upon graduation I joined the Houston Police Department. I did a tour in Patrol, Jail Division, Special Operations, SWAT, and Tranining Division. I spent 26 years on SWAT, ten years on the Assault Team and 16 years on the Sniper team. After 34 years on the Houston Police Department, I retired honorably.
I have competed in weightlifting for almost 50 years and held the state, national, and world records. I am also an ordained minister for the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ. I am a member of the First Baptist Church of Needville, where I hold the position of Deacon.