Chose to serve our country in the U.S. Army after I had earned a college education; wrongly convicted of a crime I didn't commit in1986; paroled back into the district after ten years of unjust imprisonment and fighting for my freedom; worked tirelessly for 3 years to earn enough money to pay for my own DNA test and finally proved my innocence, forcing the state to clear my name with a pardon for Innocence from the Governor in 2000. I fought for a second chance and wanted to use my life and my tragedy to help serve my community and ensure no one else would have to endure the injustice I suffered.
Reforming Our Justice System
After earning my freedom, I went to the legislature to fight for reforms to our justice system, then to law school to gain the knowledge and tools to make a bigger difference; worked at the Innocence Project at Texas Southern University to help others wronged by the system get the justice they deserve and for which others had sacrificed so much; and started my own business.
Fighting for District D
Almost 30 years after my wrongful conviction, the same things continue to happen on the streets in District D, that's why public safety is my number one priority. I will fight to preserve the civil rights of our community while preserving the community’s safety to make sure District D receives the services and equal justice we deserve.
Public Safety is just not just locking up our young people up, it's expanding after school and summer jobs programs, demolishing abandoned houses and cleaning weeded lots. The city needs to focus on bringing jobs into our neighborhoods and at the same time fixing our streets and drainage issues to protect our personal safety and property.
Anthony Robinson for Houston City Council am a father, husband, lawyer, business owner and resident of the District. Together let's make a difference in District D.