Mayor's Office

Press Release

Mayor Parker Releases Statement on the Passing of Former City Council Member John Castillo




June 16, 2014 -- John Castillo and I served on Houston City Council at the same time.  In fact, I had the pleasure of sitting next to him at the council table.  He was a calm, patient man who had excellent institutional memory.  Though he faced legal difficulties, he never waivered in his commitment to the people of Houston.  He will be missed.