Elect Rick Swanson For Humble City Council

Respected fellow residents and neighbors of the City of Humble,

For those who may not be acquainted with me, my name is Rick Swanson. I am reaching out to seek your support for my candidacy for the Humble City Council, Position #5.

While national politics often draw our attention, it is undeniably our local government that most directly shapes the quality of our daily lives.

My wife Linda and I deeply treasure our beloved city. We’ve called Humble home for over forty years, raising our three sons who all progressed through the Humble school system from first to twelfth grade. Our family has grown to include eight wonder-filled grandchildren. My life is grounded in a deep faith in God, devotion to family, and proven commitment to our amazing community.

I enjoy the recognition as a PROVEN LEADER IN COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER SERVICE. I’ve served multiple terms as a Board Member and have held every officer position within the Northshire section 3 subdivision HOA in Humble. Additionally, as a property owner on Lake Conroe, I have held the roles of President and Board Member of an HOA in Willis and served as President of the Montgomery MUD #6 Water Board for several years.

LOCAL BUSINESS LEADERSHIP: A key consideration for a City Council member is fostering the positive growth and business development of our beloved city. As a local entrepreneur, I co-founded 540-TAXI and established a Real Estate and property management company as a Broker/Owner in the 1980s. Presently, I own and manage a successful Aviation Consulting enterprise based in Humble.

TEXAS STATE LEADERSHIP: Upholding “INTEGRITY FIRST AND FOREMOST,” a core value of the U.S. Air Force, I served in the Auxiliary as a local Squadron Commander and later as the Texas Wing Vice Commander / Inspector General (retired Lt. Col).

Guided by a “SERVICE BEFORE SELF” humanitarian ethos and compassion for disadvantaged children, Linda and I founded and began serving as board members of a children’s ministry in Honduras several years ago. This ministry is a US-based 501(c)(3) charitable, non-profit organization registered in Humble, dedicated to feeding, clothing, and providing basic medicines to the most impoverished children of Roatan, Honduras. Although challenging to quantify, our volunteers on the island estimate we assist over 800 children in need each month.

PROFESSIONALLY COMPETENT, TOTALLY DEDICATED; I have been a pilot for over 53 years, with a 37-year career at Continental/United Airlines, retiring as a Boeing 777 Captain with an unblemished record. Beyond my duties as Captain, I was the Chairman for the Professional Standards Committee at Continental Airlines and served as the National Training Director for Professional Standards for all airlines within the Air Line Pilots Association International (ALPA) for 18 years combined service. My extensive training includes conflict resolution and effective listening skills.

I STAND BEFORE YOU, respectfully seeking not just your vote, yet more importantly, your partnership in this city election. Please feel free to contact me at any time via email at rickswanson5@gmail.com or by phone at 832-524-6520 for an engaged and positive conversation.

Thank you for any possible considerations.