District E

District E Staff

Our entire team understands that our number one priority is constituent service. Our positive and responsive customer service approach is a valuable and unique addition to Houston City Council. We are excited to have the opportunity to work for District E, and look forward to serving you.

Thank you.

Jessica Beemer

Jessica Beemer
Chief of Staff

Jessica Beemer is no stranger to the Houston area, as she was raised just up the road in Atascocita. After graduating from Humble High School, Jessica headed west to attend the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is now the proud recipient of not one, but two degrees from UTSA – her first, a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and her second, a Master’s degree in Public Administration.

During her time at UTSA she took on multiple leadership roles. She served as the Executive Vice President of Sigma Kappa Sorority; the President of the UTSA Panhellenic Conference and founded the organization “Be A Responsible Roadrunner”. All of which led to her eventual coronation as Ms. UTSA 2008.

During graduate school, Jessica was accepted into the Archer Fellowship Program in Washington, DC where she attended classes at University of Texas System in DC, all while interning for National Republican Congressional Committee. She was fully immersed in to the Capitol Hill lifestyle, but chose to return to Texas to complete her degree program.

Once back in classes at UTSA, Jessica was hired by the San Antonio Area Foundation’s Grants and Programs Department to work with animal welfare. Upon graduation, Jessica accepted a position as the South Texas Field Director for Lt. Governor David Dewhurst.

While she loved working in South Texas, Jessica desired to return home to Houston. After almost eight years in San Antonio, she is looking forward to again exploring the City of Houston, creating relationships with the residents of City Council District E

Katherine Cunningham Katherine Cunningham
Deputy Chief of Staff

Katherine graduated from National Paralegal College in 2011 with an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies.

After graduation, she was hired by a personal injury law firm in New York where she served as a paralegal for four years.

Katherine just recently relocated to the Houston area with her husband and daughter and is looking forward to being part of the District E team.

Clarissa Perez Clarissa Perez
South Sector Manager

Clarissa graduated from the University of North Texas (UNT) in May 2018 and received two Bachelor of Arts degrees from the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. Her first degree is in International Studies, with a concentration in Humanitarian Studies and Development, and the second degree is in Spanish Language and Literature. While at UNT, Clarissa became very involved on campus and maintained various leadership roles such as President of the Rho Beta Chapter of Sigma Lambda Gamma, Director of Philanthropy and Service of the Greek Community Board, and Event Coordinator and Secretary of This Ends Now. During her time in undergrad, Clarissa also worked to enhance her professional experience serving as an intern with the Pearland Chamber of Commerce and the Ross Law Office, a criminal defense firm. Clarissa is thrilled to utilize her experience and education to now serve the South Sector of District E.

Dustin Hodges Dustin Hodges
North Sector Manager

Council Member Martin is happy to welcome the newest District E Team Member, Dustin Hodge as our new North Sector Manager. Dustin graduated from Texas Tech University in 2012 with a Bachelor's degree in Sociology. In 2018, he graduated from the George Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University with his Master's degree in Public Service and Administration. Before pursuing his Master's degree, Dustin spent nearly 5 years working for his hometown of Bay City as the City's Public Information Officer and Chief of Staff to the Mayor. During his time with City of Bay City he served as Education Chair of the Matagorda Local Emergency Planning Committee, Chairman of the City's Charter Review Commission, and was an active member of the Bay City Lions Club. After graduating with his Masters, Dustin and his wife, Meghan, moved to Houston to start their family. He enjoys trips to the park with his dog Finley, road tripping around Texas and exploring all the great things Houston has to offer. He is excited to join the District E team!