On this day last year, something happened that changed my life forever. I became a father.
Nothing prepared me for exactly how much Victoria has changed my life. Of course I knew I would love her, but I had no idea how watching her grow and learn would bring me such a deep level of joy, love and satisfaction.
Seeing Victoria make her way through her first year, learning to walk and being well on her way to talking, has also stiffened my resolve to fight for our way of life here in Houston.
I began running for Congress because I believe that we need to sacrifice to protect the places, traditions and people that we love. The Houston that I grew up in, the city that we all know and love, must be around for her and for all of our children and grandchildren.