Mario, a community organizer and public health advocate, seeks to represent District H on the City Council. As a resident of the area, Mario is committed to the well-being of the community. As the first openly LGBTQ council member to represent District H, Mario will fight for safer, stronger, healthier, and more affordable neighborhoods.
Mario has organized communities for health insurance enrollment, served as the District H Chief of Staff in 2016, and worked at the Houston Health Department. He currently serves as the Executive Director of Your Houston, is on the board of the MD Anderson YMCA and the Houston Police Department Criminal Justice Advisory Board. If elected, Mario will advocate for flood protection, crime prevention, elimination of illegal dumping, and more efficient government. He also plans to increase the property tax homestead exemption for seniors and the disabled and provide workforce housing opportunities for teachers, police, and firefighters.