Council Member Martin Voted Mayor Pro Tem

By: Press Release
| Published 01/02/2020


Council Member Dave Martin would like all City of Houston residents to know this morning, City of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner nominated Council Member Martin to be the City of Houston's Mayor Pro Tem. During a vote by Houston City Council today, Council Member Martin's nomination was confirmed by his colleagues.

Council Member Martin will continue to be a staunch advocate for residents in his final term as the District E Council Member, while serving as the chair for the City's Budget and Fiscal Affairs Committee, and adding the new role of Mayor Pro Tem to his responsibilities. Mayor Pro Tem is a leadership role that encompasses serving as acting Mayor for the City of Houston when Mayor Turner is unavailable. In this new role, Council Member Martin looks forward to providing unique insight to City issues including budget, flood risk reduction, and infrastructure.

Council Member Martin hopes to show the City of Houston that even though Mayor Turner and he do not always agree, they have the ability to work through their differences and collaborate to achieve great projects.

Additionally, Council Member Martin would like to offer congratulations to the City's new Vice Mayor Pro Tem, District K Council Member Martha Castex-Tatum. Council Member Martin would like to extend gratitude to his colleagues for providing him with this opportunity and looks forward to working together during his last term.