Apr 19, 2023
Judge K.P. George
State of Fort Bend County

KP George was born in a tiny village in Kerala in southern India.  His father was a truck driver who earned little money, but enough to provide an education for KP and his six siblings. KP grew up poor having to walk to school barefoot and studying by the light of kerosene lamps in a thatch-straw hut. After receiving excellent grades in school, KP was admitted to the state university in Kerala were he earned a Bachelor of Science. He came to the United States in 1993 on a visa to work for a financial firm. After working for the financial firm for a number of years, KP continued to pursue his American Dream by opening his own financial planning business. 

KP and his wife Sheeba moved to Sugar Land in 1999 to raise their three children. KP was always involved in his community in Fort Bend, as a member of Indo-American groups, the Sugar Land Rotary Club, the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, and numerous education advocacy groups. KP also focused his efforts on establishing the Hightower High School Academies' Booster Club and went on to be the president of the booster club. In 2014 he was elected to the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees. 

KP was elected as County Judge for Fort Bend County in 2018 and was re-elected this past November.  Currently, Judge George is the highest ranked Asian American executive officeholder in the United States.