When MJ decided to run for this position, he outlined the accomplishments made while serving on the Houston City Council, District F, for three terms.
As a councilman MJ proposed “Zero-Based Budgeting” for All city departments. He focused on unfunded liabilities in Houston’s Pension Systems and Retirees’ Health Benefits. MJ also proposed reductions in Houston property tax rates, and for six years had surplus funds in his City Council Budget. You may also remember MJ as the council member who successfully fought against crimes, prostitution, gangs, itinerant vendors, and night clubs in neighborhoods.
Having served on various city Committees: Budget and Fiscal Affairs, Ethics, Housing and Community Development, Human Services and Technology Access, Public Safety and Homeland Security; Chaired International Liaison and Protocol Committee and the Flooding and Drainage Committee.
With his background specializing in Oil & Gas Exploration, Engineering and Real Estate Development professionally, MJ brings experience and a record of results to the table.
A loving husband, MJ has been married for more than 39 years to Dr. Attiya Khan, a renowned cardiologist in Houston and the first female cardiology fellow at the Texas Heart Institute. Together they are most proud of their son, daughter-in-law and their two grandchildren.
MJ has been awarded:
USCIS-U.S. Department of State’s Outstanding American by Choice Award,
Father of the Year Award, Friends of Filipinos Award and Men of Style award.
Along with his wife, MJ received a proclamation from City of Houston for outstanding community service. He has also received Asian American Leadership Award.
MJ aspires to build a better Houston for all our children and grandchildren.
Give MJ Your valuable suggestions & feedback !
MJ has proposed to require all city departments to submit a zero-based budgeting plan, which has been approved and adopted by City Council.
MJ has consistently proposed for the reduction of the property tax rate for the City of Houston. Since MJ has been on City Council we have seen a reduction in the property tax rate.