A Focus On The Basics

My late father was a small businessman; my mother worked part-time at Neiman-Marcus. My dad’s constant admonition still resonates with me every day: “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right.” And my mother’s intelligence, warmth, and compassion taught me the importance of recognizing the contributions of others.

I take what I learned from my parents to heart as I run for Mayor of Houston. I will tackle the thorny issues that frustrate Houstonians every day: crime, traffic and potholes, garbage, and the maddening difficulty of dealing with the City bureaucracy. I’ll tackle these problems head-on and make progress to help our City move forward. I don’t promise to “solve” these problems overnight or “fix” them forever. But I won’t get distracted by petty arguments or rhetorical disputes as we focus on what needs to get done.

I will strive to be a Mayor who does things right, a Mayor you can be proud of, a Mayor who focuses on the essential services that impact all of us every single day.

About Lee Kaplan

After graduating from law school with honors at the University of Texas, and receiving a coveted clerkship with a federal judge, I joined a large Houston firm and made partner.

Later, two friends joined me as we formed our own small trial litigation firm. Twenty-seven years later, our firm has 50 employees and has earned a reputation for attracting talented and trustworthy lawyers.

Key Issues

  • Deterrence and prevention of crime
  • Educated, properly trained and fairly compensated police officers
  • Keeping our City clean
  • Improved city planning and street repairs to reduce traffic
  • Streamlined permitting processes
  • Attracting businesses to create more high-quality jobs
  • Providing quality opportunities for youth

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