"Is it the fire in my eyes, And the flash of my teeth, The swing in my waist, And the joy in my feet. I’m a woman Phenomenally."
Robin Williams got to Texas as soon as she could and fell in love with Houston. This proud Houstonian, respected Texas Police Officer and Marine is a college graduate who also earned a master’s degree in criminal management and justice administration, and she is well-positioned to become the next Mayor in the City of Houston.
Robin served in the United States Marine Corps on Active Duty from 2011-2015, and continued her honorable service to this country as a USMC reservist until 2018, when she joined the American Red Cross-International Social Services Department. There she worked as an advocate who reconnected families displaced by war providing support resources to Active Duty members of the military while also managing the veteran’s program at Michael E. Debakey VA Medical Center.
Williams’ “heart-work” at American Red Cross motivated her to become the founder of the, “A Hero Needs a Story” organization, where she provides a platform for individuals to share powerful testimonies with other veterans around the world. The program is also a source of resources non-veterans in need, for example, sponsoring economically disadvantaged teens who wish to attend proms in minority communities. Her “heart-work” and philanthropy is tangible, as she donated over 500 books to veterans suffering from spinal cord injuries at Debakey VA Medical Center, and provided Middle Eastern women sewing machines, fabrics, and a sewing course, so they obtain the tools and knowledge to sustain themselves in war torn countries. She continues her passionate service through a collaboration with the Brookwood Community, a faith centered assistive living organization for adults with developmental problems, where she can be seen facilitating and participating in the annual 5k Bike Ride event.
Robin made it a campaign priority to provide a consistent message; she will enhance Houstonian’s access to resources and improve police engagement with ALL persons in the community we serve. As an actively employed Texas police officer, she understands the delicate balance between the plight of our law enforcement officers, and as a woman of color, the intimate needs of the community. This era of policing requires a mayoral candidate who can closely relate to police reform efforts and cooperate with well-intentioned union efforts to continue to provide professional service to Houston. Her platform addressing the widening gap between Houstonians and Police Officers emanates from the oath they all take to, “serve and protect” the community, and her intent is to redesign inefficiencies, to improve multiple aspects of infrastructure, public safety, and community services in Houston government. She is unafraid to confront injustice, and stands behinds a promise to “Back the blue, but not bullies in blue.”
Williams has the courage and administrative acumen to build a high performance team that will enhance fiscal responsibility, prioritize spending with a community first focus, and that creates a paradigm shift towards legitimacy in public safety. She is the one candidate who does not require time to overcome a steep learning curve to perform with credibility and confidence on day one, nor is she a candidate who views the position as a stepping-stone to a political career at other levels of government.
Whether working as a police officer, veteran’s advocate, or champion of the underserved, she displays the gravitas to work apolitically and across the aisle to get things done. Robin Williams is the sole candidate who checks all of the prerequisite boxes to become the City of Houston Mayor (2023).
Providing lunches to the veterans