FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Log Cabin Republicans of Houston Endorses Steve Costello for Mayor
Houston, TX July 28th, 2015 – The Log Cabin Republicans of Houston endorses candidate Steve Costello for Houston City Mayor. Houston City Council Member Costello represents the values of fiscal responsibility, social inclusion, and sound qualifications that the Log Cabin Republicans seeks in a candidate. As the next Mayor of Houston Stephen Costello will work to solve the city’s looming financial crisis, rebuild our city’s infrastructure, and stand up for the rights of all Houstonians to be treated equally and fairly before the law. “After interviewing several candidates, Steve Costello offered the most fiscally sound policies to fix our roads and traffic, prioritize public safety, and protect taxpayer money,” said Houston Log Cabin Republican President Antoine Taylor. “In particular, his efforts to lower street and drainage debt by nearly $350 million over the last 4 years, combined with tripling the amount of annual funds dedicated to fixing our street and drainage problems made him the overwhelming choice of these Republicans.”
An engineer by education and trade, Steve was trained to look at problems and work to find a logical solution. His successful engineering firm, Costello, Inc. has not only helped grow hundreds of new jobs in and around Houston, it has also been named as one of the “best places to work” by the Houston Business Journal.
Steve continually works to serve his neighbors and his community. He has helped protect and expand our parks and public green space through public advocacy efforts, and has also worked to cut wasteful spending, develop solutions to our many infrastructure needs, and even fought to protect our most vulnerable against dangerous “pay-day” lending as a member of Houston City Council.
Those interested in joining our movement to elect sound fiscally responsible and socially inclusive candidates like Steve Costello should visit www.logcabinhouston.org and sign up to become a member.
WHO WILL BE HOUSTON’s NEXT MAYOR and CITY CONTROLLER? Recently the Log Cabin Republicans of Houston organized and hosted endorsement sessions with leading mayoral and city controller candidates with the aim to help all fiscally conservative fellow Houstonians make that decision. How will our future leaders handle the serious financial challenges facing our city, and defend taxpayers’ pockets from wasteful spending? How will they protect the city’s international image as a place of open commerce and social tolerance? What will they do to safeguard the security and civil rights of all its citizens? The answers to these and other questions will lead LCR Houston members to issue endorsements in the coming LCR meetings (stay tuned).
Talking about LCR meetings, at the June meeting last Wednesday, Daniel Williams with Equality Texas delivered a riveting account of the victories that the coalitions between equality-minded groups, conservatives, business groups, progressives, and people of faith, played in killing bad legislation. It was a true guided tour through the Byzantine political halls of Texas’ law-making process.
Half way thru, 2015 has been a busy and exciting year for LCR Houston, and it promises to only ramp up. We started the year as part of a broad, forceful effort at the Texas State Capitol with messaging on issues of concern to LCR members and supporters, GLBT and not. Then LCR Houston’s annual fundraising dinner was keynoted by the top GOP officeholder in Harris County, raised a record amount, and was attended by many GOP officeholders and candidates for Houston’s highest political offices. And now LCR Houston is deep into the candidate review process that is critically important for anyone concerned with the future of our great metropolis.
Do you want to have a say in the future of your city? You can.