Speaker: Mr. Bill King
2019 Mayoral Candidate | Best Selling Author
"The State of the City"
Houston is America’s city of opportunity. We can show the rest of the country how to run a world-class city where jobs are abundant, neighborhoods are safe, and the streets are properly maintained. However to do that, we need to clean up City Hall and get back to basics. As lifelong resident, I have the experience, the knowledge, and the passion for finding innovative solutions for Houston’s problems.
My career as a businessman and lawyer has often intersected with government giving me a unique understanding of how the city operates and where it needs improvement. Beginning in 2004, I began researching and writing about these problems as a columnist with the Houston Chronicle, and now in my blog BillKingBlog.com. During the 2015 mayoral election, I was the first to speak openly about Houston’s need for pension reform, which became the leading campaign issue of that election, and led to significant changes in 2017.
Our campaign centers on two themes: to clean up City Hall and get back to basics.
We must clean up City Hall and end the widespread and rampant corruption within our city government. This is why I am supporting a citizen initiative that would ban political donations from people or companies that do business with the city. Government needs to work for the people, not political insiders.
We also must get back to basics. That means city government must focus on the basic services it provides like combating crime, trash pickup, flood prevention, among others. These are basic services that every resident of Houston deserves, but city government has fallen short in recent years.
Houston is my home. I was born and raised in the Clear Lake area and attended Clear Creek High School. I worked my way through college and law school at the University of Houston. I have served on the boards of various charities and other institutions like Interfaith Ministries, the Galveston Bay Foundation, Texas Southern University, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Fire Fighters Foundation of Houston, Memorial Hermann Foundation, Houston Methodist Debakey Heart and Vascular Center Advisory Council, CYCLE, the HISD Foundation and many others.
I’m running for Mayor because I want the best for our city and its citizens. If you want a city with smooth streets; a city where the trash is picked up on time, all the time; a city where your neighborhood is regularly patrolled; and a city where your family can go to sleep on a stormy night without being flooded — in other words, if you want a city government that works for you and not political donors, join our campaign today!
It’s time to clean up City Hall and get back to basics! www.billforhouston.com