I am an outsider and will not depend on the status quo for solutions. The best solutions for Houston’s future lie in stabilizing our finances, consistent delivery of city services and keeping our city safe.
Cities need dedicated leaders: I ran a successful business, with accompanying pitfalls and successes: meeting monthly payroll, paying taxes, servicing clients, always mindful of the bottom line. I’ve been in leadership roles in business, politics, church and the community and want to use these skills to better serve all of Houston.
Cities need problem solvers: The discipline gained from running a business, tackling many issues, solving problems, listening to all sides and making the right decision.
You need to know me, and I hope this helps ……
- Decades long resident of District C: Meyerland, Montrose and 30 years in Braes Heights;
- Married to Jerry Smith, mom to Ruth Ann, Clark, JJ and Brandon…. and a few grand-kids;
- Duchesne Academy
- Maryville University, St. Louis, Missouri, B. A.
- Graduate work: Rice University /Univ. of St. Thomas
- Successful 25 yr business owner: Political consultant / fundraiser;
- Member, Harris County Historical Commission, Commissioners Court appointee, 10 year service;
- Member, Catholic Charities, Arch-Diocese of Galveston-Houston Chair, Advancement Committee, Catholic Charities, raising funds for the homeless, adoptions, health clinics, continuing education
- Member, Board of Directors, Incarnate Word Academy, Houston’s oldest continuous high school; Chair, Advancement Committee;
- Member, Texas Judicial Foundation;
- Active member, Braes Heights Civic Association;
- 40 year Precinct Chair, election judge, Senatorial District Chair;
- Member, 35 years, Charity Guild of Catholic Women;
- President, two parent organizations where children in school;
- Alumnae President: Duchesne Academy;
- Founder, Neighborhood Transportation Forum, to provide sensible solutions to Houston transit issues;
- Active member, Corpus Christi Catholic Church.
I ask for and welcome your support to be the next City Council Member for District C. Thank you!