Thank you BigKidSmallCity.com for the opportunity to help introduce our youngest citizens to the concept of voting. What a great way to begin engaging them in understanding how “government by the people” works. –KC
Karla Cisneros, Candidate for
Houston City Council District H,
Interviewed by Houston Kids
During this election season, BigKidSmallCity is getting to know the candidates in the City of Houston election. Our goal in our non-partisan, non-political research is to help Houston kids better understand the political process.This is not for political purposes or endorsement. This is however, for kids. Houston Kids created the questions and I edited for clarity. Below is the interview with Karla Cisneros, Candidate for Houston City Council District H
!(If you are looking for a kid friendly overview of the City of Houston elections, go HERE
1. What does the city council do?The Houston City Council is made up of 16 different representatives from all over Houston. Their role is to be the voice of the people they represent. The council members, along with the mayor, vote on decisions on how to run the city. That includes things like how best to spend the city’s money on public safety, infrastructure, and city services.
2. What do you do to get elected?
To get elected, you must get the most votes! That means that you must be a good communicator and reach enough people with your message of why they should vote for you. Trying to reach as many voters as possible can get expensive, so candidates must also raise money to pay for advertising.
3. What do you like to do in Houston?
My family and I regularly go to performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park. It’s free and there’s something for everybody. It’s fun to take a picnic, sit on the hill, and watch a show.
4. What is your favorite thing about Houston?
My favorite thing about Houston is the diversity of all the different cultures that live here together.
5. What is your favorite Houston annual event?
I live in the Woodland Heights and my favorite event that I look forward to every year is “Lights in the Heights”.