The Houston Bureau of Empower Texans is excited to present the following local government endorsements for the upcoming November 3rd election. Endorsements were made through a combination of candidate questionnaires, interviews, Regional Advisory Board members, and input from our Houston subscribers.

Houston City Controller: Bill Frazer 

Frazer will bring strong, experienced financial leadership to the City of Houston. A CPA with over 35 years of experience, Frazer is the most qualified candidate to help forge a path through Houston’s uncertain financial future.

Houston City Council At-Large 1: Mike Knox

Having served for more than 15 years as a Houston Police Officer, Knox ‘s public service experience will offer taxpayers a unique perspective. His plans for pension reform and combatting crime in the Bayou City will bring much needed dialogue to the table.

Houston City Council At-Large 4: Matt Murphy

Murphy’s goal has always been to, “unite and strengthen communities,” and when elected, he will do just that from City Hall. His years of being active in the grassroots, and mobilizing supporters on a number of issues will be crucial to getting good reforms passed by City Council.

Houston City Council District C: Carl Jarvis

Jarvis will bring principled, conservative leadership to District C. Jarvis understands, and appreciates, the role of city council in Houston’s strong mayoral form of government, and would make a great addition to a growing body of competent council members.


Early Voting Begins Monday, October 19th

Election Day is Tuesday, November 3rd

Charles Blain

Charles Blain is the president of Urban Reform and Urban Reform Institute. A native of New Jersey, he is based in Houston and writes on municipal finance and other urban issues.


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