Kathy Blueford-Daniels, District II
Kathy Blueford-Daniels is a lifelong Houstonian who attended HISD’s Dogan Elementary, Fleming Middle, and Wheatley High schools. She studied nursing at Houston Community College, and accounting/bookkeeping at Massey Business College before beginning a 28-year career with the U.S. Postal Service of which 24 years were in various managerial positions. She retired in 2008, became a realtor, and then became community liaison for State Sen. Borris L. Miles. She founded Black, Latino, Asian, Caucasian Mourners of Murder (BLAC MoM) to serve as a support group after the 2006 slaying of her 20-year-old son in a case of mistaken identity. She organized “Young Soldiers Marching for Christ,” establishing youth and young-adult drill teams to take a stand against violence and to encourage self-discipline and positive engagement. Blueford-Daniels continues to be an advocate in communities. While serving as president of the Greater Fifth Ward Super Neighborhood, she initiated the investigation into the creosote contamination which has been linked to cancer clusters in the Fifth Ward and adjacent neighborhoods. Blueford-Daniels is married and has one daughter, three grandchildren, and a blended family including a stepdaughter, stepson, and three grandchildren.