Danielle Keys Bess received her bachelor’s in Communications from the University of Texas at Arlington. Furthermore, in 2017,, she earned an Executive MBA from Texas Women’s University [1, 2, 3]. Professionally, she has worked as a consultant and at Womack Development & Investment Realtor as a real estate agent for 15 years . She has worked for the Houston Association of Realtors and the Houston Black Real Estate Association . In politics, she has been involved with the following campaigns: Obama for America in Houston, Sheila Jackson Lee for Congress campaign, Annise Parker for Mayor, and Ron Kirk for Senate campaign [1, 2]. Additionally, she is a board member for the Houston Texans Family YMCA [2, 3].
Keys Bess supports investing more into disaster preparation infrastructure, including wastewater systems. She advocates for updating project timelines to prioritize preventative disaster measures .
Keys Bess wants to create more transparency with law enforcement agencies in Houston. She advocates for increased funding for mental health services and de-escalation training for providers and the public .
Keys Bess supports increasing resources dedicated to maintaining parks and recreation. She wants to ensure that waste is disposed of in environmentally friendly ways, including increased recycling .
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