Dear supporters and fellow Houstonians:
I wanted to take a moment to express my appreciation for your support throughout my tenure as a Houston City Council Member, and most recently, as a candidate for Houston City Controller. Our shared vison has been the pivotal force behind my service to the City of Houston.
A few weeks ago, I began having a series of health-related issues that landed me in the hospital. Although I believe am on the path to recovery, it has become evident to me that at age 72, I no longer have the ability to sustain my campaign at the level required, while at the same time abiding by my doctor’s orders. Accordingly, I have decided to withdraw from the City of Houston Controller race. While I remain confident we could have been victorious in November, it is simply in the best interest of the City that I step aside.
As I embark on the next chapter, I want to assure you that I will always stand ready to fight for the best interests of Houston and its citizens. My passion for public service remains undiminished, and I will continue to advocate for the issues that matter most to our community for the remainder of my term on City Council, and Lord willing, for a long time thereafter as a private citizen. As we learned when our shared journey began (when we took a stand against red-light cameras), one does not need to be an elected official to accomplish change for our City. I have given my all into fighting for what is best for our City, and that will not change as a result of my decision today.
Throughout my three terms on the Houston City Council, I have been blessed with your support, as well as the unwavering love, sacrifice, and tolerance of my wife Glenda. I look forward to spending more time with her and our family in the years to come. It has been an incredible honor to work alongside you in making Houston a better place for all. I am truly grateful for the trust you have placed in me, and I will continue to carry your support with me in the years ahead. I remain,
Most sincerely yours,
Council Member Michael Kubosh