Orlando Sanchez

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election


Orlando Sanchez graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Arts in political science [1, 2]. He also served as part of the United States Air Force and the Texas Air National Guard. Sanchez served three terms on the Houston City Council where he was assigned to the Budget Committee [1]. Sanchez was elected to the Harris County Treasurer where he worked for 12 years, won awards for transparency in 2010 and 2011, and served as vice-chair of the Legislative Affairs Committee for the County Treasurers Association of Texas [1, 3, 4]. He is a member of the University of Houston Foundation Board of Directors and is a former advisory member of the University of Houston Law School Foundation [2].

Key Issues


Sanchez would like to control crime in Houston by adding more staff to the Houston Police Department [1].

Public Safety

Sanchez would like to create a Public Safety District in Houston that would allow any type of available certified peace officer to respond to 911 calls, not just police officers [1].


Sanchez would like to address the spending priorities of the city of Houston in order to decrease property taxes [1].


Houston Region Business Coalition; “C” Club of Houston; Ambassador Eduardo Aguirre, United States Ambassador to Spain; Chris Daniel, Former Harris County District Clerk; Hon. Mano DeAyala, State Representative Dist 133; Hon. Mayra  Flores Vallejo, Former U.S. Congresswoman 34th Dist. TX; Hon. Eva Guzman, Former Texas Supreme Court Justice; Hon. Sid Miller, Texas Agriculture Commissioner; Karen & Hon. Jack Rains, Former Texas Secretary of State


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