Houston Runoff Voter Guide 2019: City Council At-Large Position 2 candidates David Robinson and Willie Davis

David Robinson and Willie Davis
Incumbent David Robinson (left) faces Willie Davis in the runoff for At-Large position 2.

Incumbent David Robinson (left) faces Willie Davis in the runoff for At-Large position 2.

Incumbent David Robinson faces Willie Davis for At-Large Position 2 on Houston City Council. Community Impact Newspaper invited candidates to provide the responses below to help voters weigh their options. Responses may have been edited for length.

David Robinson (incumbent)


Occupation/experience: I am an architect and the Council Member for At-Large Position 2. I am a second term incumbent running for my third and final term on Houston’s City Council. Additionally, as the son of a political scientist who instilled in me a strong sense of civic pride and duty at a young age, I’ve volunteered on a number of campaigns throughout my life and have worked with various elected officials in my role as a public servant, engaged civic leader and commissioner.

Website: www.davidwrobinson.org

What issues do you want to be a lead advocate on?


Public Safety: We must ensure that our communities are safe for everyone, by encouraging and funding community oriented policing, and supporting our police, firefighters and first responders.

Improving Communities: As Chairman of the Transportation, Technology and Infrastructure Committee and Vice Chairman of the Quality of Life Committee, I have advocated for ensuring that Houston’s neighborhoods are livable for all Houstonians. I was instrumental in the creation and implementation of the Houston Bicycle Master Plan and the Bayou Greenways Initiative. Wise Investments: As an architect, urban planner and owner of a small business, I understand that we must utilize resources wisely and in an environmentally fair and fiscally responsible manner.

What role will you play in improving Houston's budgeting and fiscal planning?

As a member of the Budget and Fiscal Affairs (BFA) Committee, I will push to implement numerous ideas and initiatives to realize cost-savings and better efficiency in city government, including zero-based budgeting.

What is your take on improving mobility in the city?

I have always been an advocate of mass transit in Houston and use my role as Chairman of the Transportation, Technology and Infrastructure Committee (TTI) and my leadership on the Houston Galveston Area Council board to continue to push for more equitable public transit in our city.

The Rev. Willie R. Davis


Occupation/experience: Pastor

Website: Not provided.

What issues do you want to be a lead advocate on?

The issues that I advocate are (1) Safety and Increase of Police Officers (2) Flooding and Drainage (3) Infrastructure.

What role will you play in improving Houston's budgeting and fiscal planning?

When I'm on Council I plan to improve Houston's Budget by pushing for Zero Balance Budgeting and Eliminating Waste in the budget of certain line items.

What is your take on improving mobility in the city?

Improving Mobility in Houston can be accomplished by Synchronized Street Lights and Increase of Metro Buses throughout Houston.
By Emma Whalen
Emma is Community Impact Newspaper's Houston City Hall reporter. Previously, she covered public health, education and features for several Austin-area publications. A Boston native, she is a former student athlete and alumna of The University of Texas at Austin.


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