Christie graduated with his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Texas Chiropractic College. He then went on to earn a certificate in International Relations after completing a couple of graduate school courses at the Bush School of Government at Texas A&M University. Christie served in the Army for six years as part of the Medical Reserve Corps. Christie now owns his own chiropractic practice which sees over 20,000 patients. In the past, Christie has served as Councilman-at-Large in Houston for three terms. He also served as Finance Chairman for the Houston City Council for three years. Christie was also President of Spring Branch ISD School Board. He was appointed Chairman of the Texas State Board of Education from 1995-2000 [1, 2].
Christie would like to hire 500 new Houston Police Department officers. Christie also believes that these first responders must have up-to-date and quality resources in order to properly protect the City of Houston [1, 3, 4].
Christie would like to collaborate with the Houston Police Department and the broader law enforcement community to enhance public safety by ensuring violent criminals are appropriately incarcerated. Christie would like to communicate this objective to his appointed police chief and utilize the platform of the mayor’s office to encourage elected officials to fulfill their designated responsibilities [1, 3, 4].
Christie would like to reduce the City of Houston’s structural budget deficit by at least $300 million. Similarly, he would also like to save taxpayer’s money by reducing the city’s pension debt by up to 62.5 percent [1, 3, 4].