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.
- 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