Former Councilman Carroll G. Robinson endorses Alvin Byrd for District B


HOUSTON, TX - A former Houston At-Large Councilmember and HCC Trustee is endorsing city government expert Alvin Byrd for the highly contested District B council seat, providing crucial support from a high-profile black political leader.

“I am supporting Alvin Byrd because he knows how City Hall works and how to get things done for District B. District B needs a community leader like Alvin Byrd who understands how city government works from the inside out and what the people of District B want and need,” said Robinson.

The endorsement comes after Byrd performed well at a Northeast candidates forum, where Byrd clearly stood out as the best candidate on the ballot, distancing himself from a very experienced group of candidates. After many months in a crowded field, voters are beginning to see Byrd as best for the job. Many supporters point to Byrd’s 30-year track record of solving tough issues in District B and his record serving in the U.S. Navy as his strongest attributes.

Three other African American progressive leaders joined Robinson in endorsing Byrd: State Representative Jarvis Johnson, Houston Community College Trustee Maxine Seals, and Acres Home community leader Edna Griggs.

“Alvin Byrd’s record of getting things done speaks for itself," said a Harris County Democratic Precinct Chair who asked to remain anonymous. “He has always put the people of District B as a priority and will continue to as Councilmember.”

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