Council Member Martha Castex-Tatum
Council Member Martha Castex-Tatum won a special election on May 5, 2018 and was sworn in as the Houston City Council Member for District K on May 16, 2018. She currently serves on the Budget and Fiscal Affairs Committee, the Economic Development Committee, the Housing and Community Affairs Committee, and the Transportation, Technology, and Infrastructure Committee. As a longtime and active resident of District K, Martha is committed to serving constituents through her passion for the community and her diligence as a public servant. She is an advocate for senior citizens and small business owners. She is also dedicated to increasing beautification projects and economic development throughout the district, among other projects and initiatives.
Martha, a native Houstonian, graduated from Lamar High School in Houston ISD. She is also a graduate of Southwest Texas State University, now Texas State University, in San Marcos, TX., where she earned both her Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Public Administration degrees. After graduating she served as an adjunct professor at the University while beginning to voice her passion for her community through political service.
While in San Marcos, Martha’s desire to serve wherever she lives led her to unseat a 12- year City Council incumbent, becoming the first African-American woman to be elected in the city’s history. Martha served on the San Marcos City Council from 2000-2003 and held the position of Deputy Mayor Pro Tempore during her tenure. She also served on the San Marcos Economic Development Council and the Convention and Visitor Bureau. Read full bio ...