About Council Member Martha Castex-Tatum
On May 5, 2018, Martha Castex-Tatum won the special election to fulfill the unexpired term of the late Houston City Council Member Larry Green representing District K, which stretches across southwest Houston into Fort Bend County. January 2020 began her first full four-year term as Council Member of the district in which she was raised. A staunch community advocate, Martha began her career in public service as the first African -American female to serve on the San Marcos, TX city council. During her term she was elected by her colleagues to serve as Deputy Mayor Pro-Tem.
On January 2, 2020, Martha was unanimously elected by Mayor Sylvester Turner and her City Council colleagues to serve as the City of Houston’s Vice Mayor Pro-Tem. She also represents the City of Houston on the Texas Municipal League (TML) Board of Directors. Martha chair’s the Economic Development committee; and is a member of the Budget and Fiscal Affairs, Ethics Elections and Council Governance, Housing and Community Affairs, Regulations and Neighborhoods Affairs, and Transportation Technology and Infrastructure city council committees.
In addition to serving as the City of Houston Vice Mayor Pro- Tem and District K Council Member, Martha continues her career as a residential and commercial realtor with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services.
Martha is a graduate of Leadership Houston Class XXXVI. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., where she has been active for over 29 years. She earned her Master’s of Public Administration and Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Southwest Texas State University (now, Texas State University).