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Ferrel “FC” Bonner’s career spans well over 30 plus years of military, political, and grassroots advocacy experience. His professional career also includes: Certified Cyber Security Practitioner, Facility Information Security Officer (FISO), Information Assurance Officer (IASO), U.S. Department of Justice Contractor (USDOJ), Texas Division of Emergency Management Disaster Reservist, and the Office of the Secretary and Under Secretary, Headquarters Department of Veterans Affairs.

Ferrel is a Military Retiree with 20 years of service with a specialty as a Military Intelligence Analyst in support of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) mission. He is a Gulf War Veteran whose career began in the U.S. Army where he specialized in the following areas: Military Intelligence; Security Management; Emergency Operations; Special Operations; PATRIOT Missile Defense; Tactical Communications; Personnel Management; and executing quality control programs.


While serving, his commitment to community service included: 
•    Trustee, Employee Benefits Trust Board
•    2nd VP Greater Huachuca Area NAACP
•    Vice Chair, Mountain View Colored Officers Club Restoration Project
•    Advisor, National Trust Historic Preservation Initiative
•    Life Member, Southwest Association of Buffalo Soldiers
•    Liaison for Arizona African American Legislative Days at the Capitol
•    Blacks in Government
•    Coach, Pop Warner Football
•    Volunteer, Hospice Center

After military retirement and returning to Fort Bend and Houston area, he continued his commitment to community service through:

•    Life Member, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. & 2010 “Haitian Delegation” Haiti Earthquake
•    Member, 100 Black men of the Houston Metropolitan Area Chapter
•    Graduate, Fort Bend Independent School District (FBISD) Board Leadership Program (BLA)
•    Served on the Subcommittee on Sugar Land 95 Project (SL 95), FBISD Facilities Steering Committee, and FBISD Capacity Audit Committee
•    Graduate, United Way’s Project Blueprint, Class XXV
•    Member, Houston Area Urban League (HAUL)
•    Member, Houston NAACP
•    Houston’s Freedmans Town Preservation
•    POD Coordinator for Hurricane Ike victims
•    Volunteer MENtor; Houston’s Real Men Read
•    Youth Coach for Missouri City’s Girls Softball Team
•    Community Emergency Response Team Member (CERT)
•    City of Houston Census Education and Awareness
•    Voter Registration Education
•    Service Of The Emergency Aid Resource Center For The Homeless, Inc. (S.E.A.R.C.H.)
•    Hurricane Harvey Clothing Drive
•    YMCA Youth Basketball Coach

Ferrel is a proven and committed community leader. He has resided in Fort Bend County for 20 years. He is a husband, father, and grandfather. He is also an avid fisherman.


Bachelor's Political Science and a Master of Public Administration (MPA Public Policy) 


"I am a firm believer that despite our personal shortcomings and differences, everyone should strive towards  "Making A Difference Everyday"

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