As we approach the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, I am reminded how one man’s dream has made a lifetime of difference. In 2007, I had a dream to bring my love of public service to the hardworking residents and families of Southeast Houston. I was successful in my bid to become a member of the Houston City Council. I have been honored by the love and support I have received over the years – together we have forged a stronger and more vibrant community. By now you may have heard that I have thrown my hat into the ring as a candidate for Texas House of Representatives, District 131. I am asking for your support in this endeavor.
There has been speculation as to why I am running for this position. The elephant in the room – why Wanda Adams? The explanation is simple – my candidacy is a response to hundreds of House District 131 residents who have asked me to run for this office. People call my office on a daily basis asking for help regarding their incarcerated relatives, child support, and even issues relating to food stamps. I believe that I am serving the citizens of Southeast Houston to the best of my ability, and now I would like to assist my community in a different capacity. House District 131 is very similar to District D and so I am very familiar with the needs and desires of the residents.
I am proud of the goals we have accomplished together during my first two terms. I have advocated for nearly $500 million of Capital Improvement Projects, which included alleviating flooding problems in Sunnyside and Hiram Clarke as well as re-pavement of many District D streets; I made sure that parks and community centers were inviting places for families to play. With the assistance of various community partners, my staff and I provided school supplies to nearly 1500 area residents. One of the biggest highlights of 2011 was the smile on the face of 103 year-old Mrs. Robinson, when we delivered her an air-conditioner during one of the hottest summers in the face of Houston history.
My years of experience working with the disabled, addressing housing issues, bringing fairness and equality to juvenile justice and re-entry programs and working with three Mayoral administrations has prepared me for this new endeavor.
I have watched this district expand and now it is time to help it truly grow. Let’s take these experiences to the State Capitol. I cannot be successful without your support. Please contact me at 832-506-9230 to discuss how we can work together to make District 131 the best area in the State of Texas. With your help, dreams can become a reality.
Texas House of Representatives