Council Member Steve Le
Born in South Vietnam to a police officer father and an accountant mother, Steve believed early on in the promise of the American dream. The day before the fall of Saigon, Steve and his family boarded a ship full of refugees seeking freedom and democracy. They arrived in the U.S. in 1975 and settled in Houston. Although his parents had to work multiple jobs to put food on the table, Steve was undeterred by the challenges they faced. He learned education, hard work, and determination would be the keys to success.
With the desire to contribute and be a productive member of the community, Steve aspired to be a medical doctor. After he graduated at the top of his class at Klein Forest High School, Steve went on to Baylor University, where he met his future wife, Jackie. Following graduation, Steve attended Ross University School of Medicine and completed his residency in family medicine at one of the most prestigious programs in the country, the University Hospitals Case Medical Center, an affiliate of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
As a family doctor and small business owner, Steve treated thousands of patients from his four family care clinics, some of whom he provided care without charge. As busy as Steve is, he still finds the time to do charitable works. Steve and Jackie donate time and money to countless charities and non-profit organizations. He is an active board member of Tinh Luat Buddhist Temple and Wings of Innocence, a nonprofit group dedicated to helping impoverished orphans. Steve and Jackie are the proud parents of three children, Catherine, Julie and James.
Houston has given Steve and his family, as well as others, the opportunity to succeed. A strong, safe and healthy community, among other things, promotes and attracts residential and business growths. Houston is one of the best cities to raise a family and do business, and Steve wants to build on it and make it better for all.