Mayor's Office

Press Release

Mayor Parker's Statement on Community Leader & Former City Controller Leonel Castillo



November 4, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker released the following statement regarding the passing of former City Controller Leonel Castillo:


“I am saddened to hear of the passing of Leonel Castillo.  He was a kind, engaging and compassionate man who gave much back to Houston and our nation.  As the first Hispanic to be elected citywide, he blazed a trail for those who have followed him.  He was truly a pillar of our community and will be greatly missed.  My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.”