Term Expires 2014
Larry Gore was elected and has been on City Council for five years. Larry was involved in public service and in the business world before he served on Council.
Larry has owned one or more businesses in Katy for over 35 years. He is married to his wife of 26 years Laura. They have two children, Isaac age 16 and Joseph, age 13. Larry’s and Laura’s family all live in the City of Katy.
Larry has been in business in Katy since 1977 when he first started his hunting business as an Ag Co-op project while he attended Dulles High School. Larry leased his first parcel of land from George V. Nelson in 1977 and has been in business since then. He has owned several businesses over the 36 years he has been located in Katy. His latest business working is the Katy Learning Center located on Westheimer Parkway near Rylander Elementary School. The Learning Center is operated by his wife Laura. It is a therapy center that works with learning challenged kids.
Larry’s first political position began in the early 90’s when he was appointed to Fort Bend Levee Improvement District 12 (LID 12) by then County Commissioner Alton B. Pressley. Larry was re-appointed for three more terms by Commissioner Andy Meyers. He left this office after being elected Council Member to Ward B in 2008. He also was involved in the Republican Party and was elected several times to the Senatorial Conventions and was elected to the State Convention in 2000 when President George W. Bush was nominated. Over the years he has been involved in many campaigns by either working for and/or donating to those campaigns which include but not limited to those to elect Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, Representative John Culberson, Representative Ron Paul, State Senator Glenn Hegar and Waller County Judge Glenn Beckendorff. He was also a McCaul’s Marshall, a group which supported Representative Michael McCaul. In 1996 he was given an honorary gavel from then Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich for his support of the conservative cause. In 2013 Larry was appointed as Mayor Pro Tem of the City of Katy by Mayor Fabol Hughes.
Since the early 1980’s Larry has worked with the State Legislature on several occasions to pass laws that were of benefit to Texas and to property owners in the City of Katy.
Larry worked with the steering committee of Mills Mall to help secure Bass Pro Shops as an anchor store for the mall and helped them with local culture issues so as to make the mall a success.
Larry is one of the founders of the Katy Prairie Conservancy and currently is on the advisory board. He was given the Silver Teal award by Ducks Unlimited for his exceptional commitment to conservation. He was appointed to serve on the Hunting Advisory Committee of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department by then Governor George W. Bush through then commissioner Lee M. Bass. Larry was a board member of the Waterfowl Habitat Alliance of Texas (What Ducks) and is currently a board member of the Rice Industry Coalition for the environment (Rice).
Larry served on the City of Katy Parks Advisory Board and the Board of Adjustments before being elected to Council. He was a board member of Katy American Little League where his son Isaac played baseball through age 14. Isaac now plays at the high school level.
Larry has been a longtime supporter of the Katy Police and Fire Departments and he has supported numerous conservation and other charitable causes.