About the Council Member
Abbie Kamin is proud to be a fourth-generation District C resident representing fifteen unique super neighborhoods, including: Greater Inwood, Central Northwest, Lazybrook/Timbergrove, Greater Heights, Washington Avenue Coalition/Memorial Park, Neartown/Montrose, University Place, Braeburn, Meyerland Area, Braeswood, Willow Meadows/Willow Bend, Midtown, Afton Oaks/River Oaks, Fourth Ward, and Greenway/Upper Kirby.
Born and raised in Houston, Council Member Kamin was part of the first graduating class of The Emery/Weiner School, going on to Tulane University and American University’s Washington College of Law where she focused on government administration and civil rights. Prior to being elected to Houston City Council in 2019, Council Member Kamin advocated for our community at every level of government. As the Associate Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League’s Southwest Regional Office, she oversaw the region’s civil rights programming, community partnerships, and incidents of hate reported by constituents. As the Committee Director and Clerk for the Texas House Human Services Committee, she fought for solutions to Texas’ foster care crisis. The Council Member also served as a member of the Mayor’s Commission Against Gun Violence, drafting proposals that focus on what the city can do immediately to ensure our community and schools are safe.
Council Member Kamin Chairs the Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee and is Vice Chair of the Quality of Life Committee. She is also a member of the following committees: Budget and Fiscal Affairs, Childhood and Youth, Economic Development and Ethics, Elections and Council Governance.