At-Large Position 1

Council Member Mike Knox

Council Member Mike Knox

Mike Knox is a native Houstonian. He married his high school sweetheart in 1977 and they have raised one son; who now serves the city as a Houston Police Officer. Mike Knox obtained an Associate of Arts degree from the Houston Community College and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Houston – Downtown while working as a Houston Police Officer.

Mike has a long history of honorable public service.

Mike Knox is a veteran who served in the United States Air Force and served over 15 years as a Houston Police Officer. Mike was one of two officers responsible for the creation of the Houston Police Department’s first divisional gang unit in 1988 and helped create and served on the original board of directors for the Texas Gang Investigators Association. More ...

Statement from CM Mike Knox on the Recent Killings of Police Officers in Baton Rouge
“Once again, our nation is faced with the scourge of those wanting to bring harm to our society by killing police officers, who symbolize the rule of law in our country.  The murders of three police officers and the wounding of three other officers in Baton Rouge on Sunday, for no apparent reason other than to murder police officers for what they represent, is unconscionable.  Everyone needs to be mindful that words and actions mean things, and that we as a nation need to lower the rhetoric and the temperature as we work through these difficult issues.  Violence is not the proper remedy.  Violence does not and will never decrease violence.  America is a nation of laws, and we all need to trust the rule of law and our judicial system; that wrongdoers will be brought to justice, on either side of the issue.

I encourage everyone to join me in prayers for the families and friends of those officers who were murdered or injured.”

Statement from CM Mike Knox on the Recent Killings of Police Officers in Dallas
“My deepest sympathies and prayers go out to the families of the slain Dallas Police Department officers and the Dallas Area Rapid Transit officer.

These officers were there protecting the participants' constitutional right to peacefully protest Thursday night.  Unfortunately, this event tragically turned to senseless violence. 

We, as Americans, need to come together to respect each other and work out our differences peacefully. I stand strong with Dallas.”