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Mayoral candidate brief bio and Q&A: Marty McVey

Houston Chronicle | September 24, 2015

Age: 41

Credentials: Owner of a private equity firm investing in real estate, energy services and health care.

Talking points: McVey greatly has stressed economic development in the campaign thus far, arguing the city must be far more aggressive in recruiting both domestic and international companies to relocate to Houston to ensure a bright future.

Pros and cons: McVey touts his business acumen as preparing him for the complexities of running the city, and points to his international work, including as a member of the U.S. Agency on International Development's Board for International Food and Agricultural Development, as evidence that he can make good on his plans to bring boost Houston's global role. Observers have found little in McVey's statements thus far to distinguish the first-time candidate from his opponents, however.