Chris Hollins Wins Houston Controller Runoff, Poised to Tackle City's Finances and Infrastructure

Chris Hollins Wins Houston Controller Runoff, Poised to Tackle City's Finances and InfrastructureSource: Facebook/Chris Hollins, 2022
Alyssa Ford
Published on December 11, 2023

The former Harris County Clerk, Chris Hollins, won out over Orlando Sanchez. Hollins landed the role of city controller for the City of Houston in a runoff election.

The latest tally handed down the verdict Saturday night, with Hollins snagging the title and the responsibility to oversee the city's investments and debts. Hollins, as the youngest person and the first African American to have served as an Interim Clerk in Harris County, now gearing up to manage the city's finances. These unofficial results, as articulated by FOX26 Houston.

The job ahead for Hollins is a daunting one and comes with a hefty to-do list. Among the priorities, as listed on his campaign's webpage and outlined by FOX26 Houston, are a pledge to crack down on violent crime, committing to safe and dependable infrastructure to protect the city against the wrath of nature, and war against the housing crisis

According to Hollins, in a statement obtained by ABC13, "Our job is to be an independent watchdog, not a lap dog, but not an attack dog,". Hollins entered this race with a firm belief in transparency and efficiency, stating, "We're put in office by the voters so they know what's going on down at city hall."