I spoke with Mike Khan, who has announced his intention to run for Texas State Representative for District 76. As the founder, owner, and CEO of Radio Dabang 99.5 FM, Khan is a well-known businessman in Houston and now hopes to provide a conservative voice in local politics.
Q. What made you decide to run for this office?
A: I decided to run for office because I felt it was time to give back to the community that has given me so much. I have lived in Fort Bend for almost 30 years and raised my family here. The liberal policies that have gradually been deteriorating our rights and freedoms over the past decade have concerned me. We need everyone to be educated and engaged about what all is taking place in their government and most importantly, everyone needs to get out and vote!
Q. What attributes and experience do you bring to this office and why are you the best candidate?
A: I know what the American Dream is all about; I have lived it. I came to this country with practically nothing and over the years, have built many businesses from the ground up. I know what it takes to guide and lead an operation. I am well entrenched in my community and understand the sentiments of my neighbors and local business owners; this is also another reason why I am running. Constituents of our community do not feel that their interests are adequately being represented, and I plan to bring the representation they are seeking to them.
Q. What are your goals for this position? What do you see as your most important priorities?
A: My primary goal is to be the conservative voice for our community. Working hard to protect our quality of life, creating and keeping jobs, protecting our tax dollars, supporting our law enforcement, improving our schools, defending against illegal immigration, fighting against forced mandates, and representing and addressing the concerns of our community.
Q. What do you want voters to know about you?
A: I am a family man of faith with conservative values. I am also a businessman who believes in free market capitalism. I want to give back to my community and leave a collective legacy we can all be proud of. I have worked hard my entire life, defending what is right and uplifting those around me wherever and whenever possible. I have served our community in many ways, but there is much, much more work to do. I look forward to representing you and your interests and doing any and everything necessary to make sure that the American Dream lives on in the hearts of every individual.