MORE JOBS IS BETTER
I've spent most of my career in the energy industry here in Houston. So, since I'm not a former sheriff, I know from first-hand experience just how important the sector is. And, I don't just want to protect conventional oil and gas jobs, I want to usher in all kinds of companies (including renewable energy companies) because when it comes to jobs, more is better.
The road back
Now that we have firm control over it, I won't focus on the glaring mistakes our career-long politicians and elected officials have made when it comes to COVID-19. Yes, to a large extent we are where we are because of them but, while they're talking about "recovering and rebuilding", I'll be focused on making sure our local economy grows like never before.
I want to capitalize on Houston's world-class business leadership. I want to put hard-working Houstonians back on the job. I want to help provide high-paying, important jobs to as many people in Houston as possible.
The future of jobs in Houston
The hard truth is, when it comes to the future of energy and energy-industry jobs, if we continue to focus all our efforts on fighting for that which made us successful in the past, we'll be left behind.
The good news is that no one is more qualified and better equipped than Houstonians to take on the challenges of the future of the energy. We know the business, what's at stake, and have the experience and knowledge that's needed to lead in the future of energy. And, I can tell you from many years of working in Oil & Gas, nobody cares more about the environment than Houstonians in the energy industry.
For these reasons and more, I'll do everything in my power to convince all kinds of new energy companies to join us in Houston - I want those jobs coming here, and not going to California.
Houston and Healthcare
Houston is home to a healthcare industry that's known throughout the world. I'll work hand-in-hand with leadership in healthcare organizations to make sure we stay on top.
Teachers as a workforce
I'll work tirelessly to hire the best teachers, administrators, and support staff throughout our district.
In fact, I want our schools to be known nation-wide as a district that has world-class facilities and employs, compensates, and retains the best of the best in education. Not only will our kids be better-educated for the challenges to come, it's the best return on investment possible for our local economy, property values, and so much more.