Danielle Keys Bess

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger


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 [1]. She has worked for the Houston Association of Realtors and the Houston Black Real Estate Association [2]. 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]. 

Key Issues


Keys Bess supports investing more into disaster preparation infrastructure, including wastewater systems. She advocates for updating project timelines to prioritize preventative disaster measures [1]. 

Public Safety

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 [1]. 



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 [1].


Houston Chronicle Editorial Board; Black Women of Greater Houston Political Action Committee; Sylvia Garcia, U.S. Congresswoman; Carol Alvarado, Texas State Senator; Rev. Terry K. Anderson, Community & Spiritual Leader; Bun B, Rapper, Professor & Activist; Bill Baldwin; Jew Don Boney, former Houston Council Member; Jacqueline W. Bostic, First African-American Woman Postmaster; Clara Caldwell; Dr. Marcus Cosby; Diana Davila, former HISD Trustee; Rev. Reginald DeVaughn; Harold Dutton, Texas State Representative; Robert Gallegos, Houston Council Member; Adrian Garcia, Harris County Commissioner; Rev. Elmo Johnson; Shelley Kennedy; William A. Lawson; Dr. Sergio Lira, former HISD Trustee; Gene Locke, former Harris County Commissioner; Rev. James Nash; Elizabeth Santos, HISD Trustee; Anne Sung, former HISD Trustee; Trae Tha Truth


1 Danielle Keys Bess For Houston
2 Ballotpedia
3 LinkedIn