Rogene Gee Calvert officially filed to run for Houston City Council At-Large Position 3 this November. Calvert is running on her experience, leadership and campaign agenda that includes preserving, protecting and promoting Houston’s quality of life through a coordinated, comprehensive vision that includes room for smart growth policies for Houston as the city expects population gains over the next 20 years.
Calvert has over 40 years of government, business, and nonprofit experience, giving her first-hand knowledge of the community’s needs and how to build public/private partnerships to solve Houston’s problems. A City Hall veteran of 10 years, Calvert will hit the ground running on day one. Previously she served as Director of Personnel and Volunteer Initiatives in Mayor Bill White’s Administration and Chief of Staff for At-Large Council Member Gordon Quan.
As the former President of the Asian Chamber of Commerce and having worked in her family business, Calvert knows how to address the needs of both small and large businesses to help them succeed. A seasoned nonprofit professional, she also served as Executive Director of the Child Abuse Prevention Network and as a Manager of United Way of Greater Houston. “I look forward to representing and serving a city with such a rich diversity of people,” said Calvert. ”I plan to use my collaborative leadership style and coalition-building approach to bring all voices to the table so we can have a more effective government.
In her first financial report ending June 30, Calvert raised $84,000 from over 170 different donors across the city. Since August 1, she has garnered endorsements from a diverse group of organizations ranging from Houston Black American Democrats to Stonewall Young Democrats to the Houston Council of Engineering Companies PAC. The shared unity of groups behind Calvert demonstrates her ability to bring people from diverse backgrounds and interests together to work towards common, mutually beneficial goals. “I truly believe that my strong campaign and goals are dedicated to representing all Houstonians, regardless of who they are or how they came to be here. My slogan is Together for Houston – All of Houston,” emphasized Calvert.
Learn more about the Calvert Campaign at www.rogenecalvert.com. Voter registration ends October 7, and early voting runs from October 21-November 1. Election Day is Tuesday, November 5.