T. Gabe Houston

August 16, 2010

Name: Troy Gabriel Houston (T. Gabe Houston)

Age: 37

Birth place: Washington D.C.

How long have you lived in Huntington Beach? 21 years

Occupation:  attorney, Houston Law of California

Education: Chapman University School of Law; UC Berkeley (bachelor's degree in political science/economics)

Previously elected or appointed positions: Currently appointed to the Huntington Beach Finance Board

Community organizations you belong to: American Bar Assn.; California Bar Assn.; Orange County Bar Assn.; Orange County Trial Lawyers Assn.; Orange County Criminal Defense Bar Assn.; California Public Defenders Assn.; Aircraft Owners and Pilots Assn.; Cessna Pilots Assn.

What do you think are the biggest issues facing Huntington Beach right now? budget, fiscal sustainability, infrastructure and electing proper representatives


What is one decision in the last year the city attorney got right and why would you have supported it?
I support my opponents’ decision to attempt to conduct herself appropriately when in the public domain.  Within the past four years our city attorney was convicted of driving under the influence while in office and filed for bankruptcy while receiving an 11% ($21,000) increase in pay. This is not meant to be a commentary related to her character. I respect that my opponent is well-liked within her circle. I am merely recognizing these instances as past examples of poor judgment. As the top legal official and the second highest paid employee in this city, we the people expect our city attorney to conduct herself appropriately, responsibly and on the correct side of the law in her role as our elected legal representative. It does not appear that our city attorney has had any additional arrests, convictions  or probation violations since her conviction in 2006 and she appears to have a handle on her other issues. 

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