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Houston Mayoral Candidate Marty McVey Outlines Positions

Houston mayoral candidate Marty McVey is part of a crowded field vying to replace Annise Parker, who is not running due to term limits.

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Houston mayoral candidate Marty McVey. Photo credit: Marty McVey’s Twitter Profile picture.

Houston mayoral candidate Marty McVey is one of seven vying to replace the term-limited Annise Parker.

Marty McVey is a private equity investor and a licensed real estate broker. He said his business background will help him in the mayor’s office.

“I see great risk, right in front of us, in our city budget and in other things that the city is doing, so I see that that will have an economic impact not just at City Hall but in our regional economy,” he said.

But McVey said Houston has all the tools necessary to be a leading economy.

“You know, government should act like a business,” he said. “Although it is a service business, that we are providing services to the people of the city of Houston. I disagree with raising the revenue cap — I think that that’s a lazy way, and it also sets a dangerous precedent for the next administration to just easily raise taxes.”

McVey said the city needs to meet promised pension obligations, but a sustainable plan for future firefighters and police officers needs to be constructed.

And McVey said having a poor infrastructure is bad for attracting new business to Houston — and that includes potholes.

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Edel Howlin

Edel Howlin

Producer, Special Projects

Edel is an executive producer of special projects working on station-wide, multi-platform initiatives such as DiverseCity and Houston Public Media's political podcast Party Politics. At Houston Public Media, Edel started as a reporter covering veteran issues and the quirkier side of life in Houston. Before her time in public radio she worked for...

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