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Firefighter Chavez announces candidacy for City Council position 3

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At a press conference at noon on the terrace of Houston City Hall on March 27, firefighter Roland Chavez announced that he will be retiring from the Houston Fire Department and seeking election to City Council at large position 3.

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Chavez was accompanied by his mother and about 2 dozen supporters. He recollected growing up in the city and coming downtown to watch movies or participate in field trips. He stated that his mother, standing with him, still lives in the same house the family bought in 1952.

Responding to questions from journalists concerning his qualifications, Chavez stated that he has been in leadership positions in his labor union, and has worked at City Hall and gone through the budget process. He also stated that he knows every area of the city, particularly all the fire stations, police storefront substations, and challenges people face at all hours of the day. He pledged to devote the same energy and dedication to service as a City Counselor that he has provided as a firefighter.

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