Chris, a Houston native, is running for mayor with a strong belief in bringing people together to solve problems. As Harris County Clerk during the pandemic, Chris made national headlines for standing up to Governor Greg Abbott and protecting voting rights for over 2.5 million Houston-area voters. He proved what local government can achieve when innovative ideas and accountable leadership are met with real purpose by fending off harsh voter suppression efforts from right-wing extremists. Chris believes that Houston can be the safest major city in America with the strongest local economy, and he is committed to fighting for Houston’s working families just as hard as he fought for Harris County voters.
Despite witnessing the growth and progress the city has made over the years, Chris and his wife Morgan, who are proud to raise their two children in Houston, recognize that the city’s challenges are becoming more difficult to solve. Furthermore, politicians in Austin are ignoring these challenges and instead focusing on controversial topics such as banning books, stripping reproductive freedom, and overturning free and fair elections. Therefore, strong local leaders like Chris have emerged as Houston’s last line of defense. This upcoming election will be about choosing a candidate who can move the city forward when state government is unwilling or unable to help.