M.J. Khan for Mayor of Houston

Safety • Prosperity • Opportunity for All

Meet MJ Khan

A loving husband, MJ Khan has been married more than 47 years to Dr. Attiya Khan, a renowned cardiologist in Houston and the first female cardiology fellow at the Texas Heart Institute.

They are most proud of their son, daughter-in-law and their four grandchildren.

Building a better Houston for everyone is why MJ Khan is running for Mayor of Houston.


  • Rice University
    1997 MBA
  • University of Illinois
    Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
    1976 MS Civil Engineering
  • NED Engineering College,
    Karachi University
    1974 B.E. Civil Engineering
  • Sind University
    Hyderabad, Pakistan
    1969 B.Sc. Mathematics/Physics


  • Houston City Council Member, District F.
  • Elected three terms effectively representing Sharpstown, Alief, Gulfton, and southwest Houston.  2004-2009
  • As city council member proposed “Zero-Based Budgeting” for City departments
  • Focused on unfunded liabilities in City’s Pension Systems and Retirees Health Benefits
  • Proposed reductions in Houston property tax rates
  • Successfully fought against crimes, prostitution, gangs, itinerant vendors, and night clubs in neighborhoods
  • For six years had surplus funds in his City Council Budget
  • Committees Served: 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
  • Successful Oil & Gas Exploration
  • Engineering and Real Estate Developments


  • Professional License: Professional Engineers of Texas
  • Member, American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Former Member, Small Business Advisory Board, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission.
  • Member, Asia Society Texas, Advisory Board
  • Former President of ISGH and PAGH
  • Former Member, Holocaust Museum Houston Advisory Board
  • Former Member, Houston West Chamber of Commerce Advisory Board
  • Former Member, National League of Cities, Transportation Infrastructure & Services Committee


  • Honored by the League of Women Voters
  • USCIS-U.S. Department of State’s Outstanding American by Choice Award
  • Friends of Filipinos Award
  • Asian American Leadership Award from Asia Society Texas Center
  • Along with his wife, received a proclamation from City of Houston for outstanding community service
  • Black Heritage Society Honoree
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