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INTERVIEW

Q&A

WITH EDUCATOR/ATTORNEY

CARROLL G. ROBINSON AUBREY R. TAYLOR: What was life like for you as a child growing up? CARROLL G. ROBINSON: I had a great childhood. My parents were hardworking and loving. My brother, sisters and I enjoyed each other and our do German Shepard. We were not rich with material things, but we were rich in other ways-love and support. My parents made sure we could achieve anything we wanted in life if we got a good education, worked hard, took care of our family and money and avoided trouble.

AUBREY R. TAYLOR: What is your outlook for 2015? CARROLL G. ROBINSON: I am praying for Health, Safety, Peace and Prosperity for everyone in 2015.

AUBREY R. TAYLOR: What did you dream of becoming as you were a child growing up? CARROLL G. ROBINSON: My dream was to go to college, make my parents proud of me and be able to help take care of them as thanks for all they were doing for me, my brother and sisters.

EDUCATOR AND ATTORNEY CARROLL G. ROBINSON – Carroll G. Robinson is an Associate Professor and a former Associate Dean of External Affairs at the Barbara JordanMickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University (TSU) in Houston, Texas. Professor Robinson is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the Houston Community College System (HCC) and a Citizen Member of the Board of Trustees of the Houston Firefighters’ Relief and Retirement Fund. He is a former member of the Board of Directors and Board of Advisors of K9s4COPs. He is also a past chairman of the Houston Citizens Chamber of Commerce. Professor Robinson is a former At-Large (elected citywide) member of the Houston (Texas) City Council. As a member of the City Council, Professor Robinson chaired the city’s Transportation, Technology and Infrastructure Committee. Professor Robinson is a Life Member of the NAACP and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. He is the author or co-author of numerous legal and public policy articles and commentaries. Robinson plans to put his vast experience and know-how to work for the people of Houston should voters choose him as the best candidate in the race for City of Houston Controller on the Tuesday, November 3, 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election ballot.

AUBREY R. TAYLOR: Did you achieve your childhood dream, or did it evolve into something different? CARROLL G. ROBINSON: Yes I did. God is good all of the time. AUBREY R. TAYLOR: What is your mission in life? CARROLL G. ROBINSON:My mission in life is to take care of my family and to try and make a positive difference in my community. AUBREY R. TAYLOR: Do you have a recent accomplishment you would like to share? CARROLL G. ROBINSON: As a Houston Community College Trustee I got the Board to approve a 6th Grade Pre-Admission program and a million dollars in scholarships for local students. As a City Council member i supported what would become the city's "Rev Cap" spending limit, worked with council members to establish the city's Rainy Day Fund and lead the effort to pass the No Trucks In The Left Lane ordinance to improve traffic safety on local highways.

AUBREY R. TAYLOR: What advice would you give to someone out there striving to achieve their dream? CARROLL G. ROBINSON: Believe in yourself, love yourself and your family and be willing to help and serve others.

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