Roy Vasquez

Key Facts

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Roy Vasquez received his bachelor’s degree and graduate degree from the University of Houston in 2008 and 2010. Vasquez previously worked as an educational consultant [1].

Key Issues


Vasquez believes that homelessness, while on the decline in Houston, still needs immediate attention. Vasquez wishes to implement supportive housing models and create better coordination among service providers. He believes it is the government’s responsibility to help assist the homeless through programs that the city should provide hourly wage opportunities for the homeless [2, 3]. 

Animal Welfare

Vasquez believes the current Houston government isn’t doing enough in regards to stray and sheltered animals [3]. Vasquez believes the responsibility to pick up stray animals falls to the animal control in Houston. He believes there needs to be an increase in spending for shelters and a push for animal welfare in education to help address this issue in Houston [2].


Vasquez wants the City of Houston to focus on the quality of infrastructure for flooding and extreme weather events [3]. Vasquez also believes education can raise public awareness about climate challenges. Vasquez believes that Houston is on the right track by creating regulations on development in green areas [2]. 



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1 Ballotpedia
2 Roy Vasquez for Mayor
3 Houston Public Media