(Hispanics) are stupid, well some are.

On the feature image, I wrote that Whitmire thought Latinos are stupid. Well he is demonstrating that all those people that endorsed him and believed him are stupid. If those hi-spanics thought he was going to keep his promise to them as to getting the city employees to reflect the community.

Following the very short video of my thoughts on the Latinos that supported Whitmire is a list of his latest appointments or retentions.

Steven David

David, who worked at Accenture, a business management company, will serve as deputy chief of staff.

David will assist Newport and the mayor in managing staff, overseeing the day-to-day operations of Whitmire’s office, developing policy and communicating with department heads.

David worked with Parker as a special assistant, then as a special assistant to the chief development officer in the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development. He was also a performance analyst for the Mayor’s Office of Innovation and Performance under former Mayor Sylvester Turner.

Chris Brown

Brown, Houston’s former city controller, is the new senior advisor for financial integrity. As controller, Brown played a role in helping the city address its pension crisis.

Brown could not seek re-election to the controller’s office, where he served eight years, because the position is term limited.

Marta Crinejo

Crinejo will rejoin the mayor’s office as the senior advisor for council agenda. She held the same role under Turner.

Jose Soto

Soto joins Whtimire’s office as the senior advisor for labor relations. Soto previously worked as an assistant public information officer, legislative liaison, and council liaison for Houston’s municipal courts.

Veronica Weatherspoon

Weatherspoon will become a senior advisor for constituent engagement. She was previously the director of the city’s Correspondence & Constituent Services Division.

Rebekah Williams

Williams will serve as the senior advisor for community relations. She previously served as a communications specialist supervisor for the city.

Cynthia Wilson

Wilson, a former Houston ISD and Dallas ISD administrator, is a senior advisor for organizational culture and education.

Prior to joining Whitmire’s office, Wilson was an educational consultant at CSW Solutions, a Chicago-based software company.

Joshua Sanders

Sanders takes over as the chief of intergovernmental relations. Prior to that, he lobbied the state and lobbied for the Houston Professional Firefighters Association and Uptown Houston.

Allison Alexander

Alexander will serve as head of administrative operations. She previously served as director of events and operations at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business.

Elijah J. Williams

Williams is the new senior advisor for infrastructure and economic development.

He had been the executive director for Houston’s Energy Corridor and served in government roles at the Texas House, NASA and the U.S. Small Business Administration, where he was a presidential appointee.

Marlene Gafrick

Gafrick, who previously served as director of planning for MetroNational, becomes the senior advisor for planning.

She worked for 33 years in Houston’s Planning Department and was its director for eight years.

Ahmed Sharma

Sharma has been hired as a senior multimedia specialist. He formerly worked at Fox and Sinclair Broadcast Groups.

Scout Odegaard

Odegaard is the new senior advisor for boards and commissions. She comes from the Greater Houston Builders Association, where she worked as a government affairs manager. She interned with the lobbying group of Whitmire’s daughter, Whitney Whitmire. The firm is Whitmire-Munoz.

Alexa Aragonez

Aragonez rejoins the mayor’s office as deputy chief of governmental relations, a role she held in Turner’s administration. She previously worked for the city of Arlington as a senior management analyst for its intergovernmental relations and management resources team.

Mary Benton

Benton returns to the mayor’s office as Whitmire’s senior advisor for communications. She served the same role in Turner’s administration and was previously a broadcast journalist.


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