Responsible Government

Last May, City Hall approved a nearly $5 billion budget with a $114 million deficit.  While the City utilized a one-time revenue source to cover this deficit, this lack of a structurally balanced budget points to a lack of strategic focus.  Expenses have outpaced revenue. The City should prioritize and strategically focus on its core services - as each of us must do in our own lives.  Serving on the HISD Board, I saw more challenging budgets each year, but due to strategic focus and proven leadership, achievement levels and graduation rates increased.  I will bring business sense and experience to help focus on the priorities facing the City.