Chris Hollins

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election

Background

Chris Hollins earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. He earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and also a JD from Yale Law School. After graduating, he was a legal intern in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel. Additionally, he worked for law firms such as Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and investment bank Goldman Sachs [2, 4]. He has worked as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, and in 2018, he founded Hollins Law Group, where he is the Principal Attorney, working in personal injury law [3]. Additionally, he is a volunteer member on the METRO Board of Directors, dedicated to transportation services in the Houston area [1]. On the political side, he served as the Harris County Clerk during the 2020 election [1, 2]. In 2023, he was a candidate in the Houston mayoral election before deciding to run for the position of City Controller instead [5]. He is active on the boards of Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston and the East Downtown Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone [1].

Key Issues

Crime

 Hollins advocates for addressing crime and gun violence in Houston communities [1]. 

Transportation

Hollins plans to fix streets and signals, as well as invest in new transit, sidewalks, and bike paths [1].

Infrastucture

Hollins advocates for more disaster preparedness, and he plans to invest in flood and extreme weather resistant infrastructure [1].

Economy

Hollins wants to keep Houston heavily involved in the energy industry. He plans to invest into new energy technology in order to create more local jobs in the industry [1].

Homelessness

Hollins wants to work on affordable housing and increase resources and services for people experiencing homelessness as a way to increase education and job rates [1]. 

Endorsements

Transport Workers Union; The Collective PAC; AFL-CIO Texas Gulf Coast; Unite Here! Local 23; Houston Building Owners and Managers Association; Run for Something PAC; Houston LGBTQ+ Political Caucus; Moms Demand Action; Oak Forest Area Democrats; Rodney Ellis, County Commissioner Pct 1; Garnet Coleman, former State Rep.; Lesley Briones, Harris County Commissioner Precinct 4; Dr. Marcus D. Cosby, Pastor; Steve Adler, Austin Mayor; Christian Menefee, Harris County Attorney; Joe Deshotel, former State Rep; Eric Fagan, Sheriff of Fort Bend County; Barbara Gervin-Hawkins, State Representative; Cynthia Ginyard, Fort Bend County Democratic Party Chair; James Talarico, State Representative; Terry K. Anderson, Pastor; Toni Middleton Lewis, Harris County SDEC Member; Gene Wu, State Representative; James Dixon, Bishop; Ron Reynolds, State Representative; KP George, Fort Bend County Judge; Brian Middleton, Fort Bend District Attorney; Rudy Rasmus, Pastor; Juanita Rasmus, Pastor; Grady Prestage, Fort Bend County Commissioner; Alma Allen, State Representative

Sources

1 Chris Hollins for City Controller
2 Ballotpedia
3 Chris Hollins LinkedIn
4 Hollins Law Group
5 Texas Tribune