I am a 5th generation Texan and 38 year resident of Houston, Harris County, Texas. Born in a small East Texas town called Timpson, Texas. I spent the majority of my childhood in Corpus Christi, Texas where my dad worked as a Longshoreman. I graduated from the Corpus Christi Independent School District. I moved to Houston in 1971 married a local attorney and activist, and have one son, Ealy Leonard Bennett II who resides in Oakland, California.
I attended Texas Southern University in the School of Journalism and Communications while working and interning at local African American newspapers, radio, and a local television station in sales and programming, and later pursued a career in the legal industry and civil justice system.
I have spent more than 35 years working in the legal community. I served 15 years as a public service employee in State District Court Administration for both Democrats and Republican judges. I have at least 15 years or more experience as a legal secretary/legal assistant in plaintiff and defense law firms.
I worked with a former retired judge for 15 years as a part-time and that became full-time genealogy researcher and expert witness for over 7,000 heirs of Spanish and Mexican Land Grants. Land grant research requires extensive research in county records dating back 100 years or more. I am knowledgeable of the importance of good lawful record keeping.
My entire career has been based on service to individuals and the public. My professional and personal life experiences have given me the knowledge and experience to manage an efficient and transparent Tax Office that will be sensitive to the all taxpayers’ needs and concerns.
I have the moral fortitude
to run a service organization instead of a political organization, emphasizing service to the all citizen taxpayers over partisanship.