At a press conference on the terrace of Houston City Hall on February 15, Attorney Michael Kubosh, surrounded by family, friends, and well wishers, announced that he will be a candidate for City Council at large position 3, currently held by Melissa Noriega, who cannot seek re-election due to term limits. Kubosh is most recently known for leading the lawsuit and referendum challenging Houston's Red Light cameras, he also lead a failed petition drive against a controversial ordinance that places some restrictions on large-scale efforts to feed the homeless at certain locations. He alluded to that effort in an interview following the announcement on February 15 2013.
Several members of the Kubosh family have been active in the Harris County Republican Party for many years. He took a fiscally conservative populist approach to issues as he discussed his candidacy in a separate interview.
Supporters reflected a variety of Houston communities, including several African-American pastors and Bernedette McLeroy, President of Hispanic Citizens in Action.
For more information on the campaign see Michael Kubosh's Facebook page