Howard L. Steele, Jr. is a federal litigator, native Houstonian and congressional candidate for the 22nd District which includes parts of Brazoria, Fort Bend, and Harris Counties.
Born into a military family of modest means, Howard became the first person in his family to attend college, and subsequently earned a Bachelor of Arts in Government from The University of Texas at Dallas, a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Baylor University, and two degrees from The University of Houston Law Center, a Doctor of Jurisprudence and a Master of Law in Intellectual Property Law.
After graduating from law school, Howard began building a life in Brazoria County. At the time, much of Pearland was undeveloped, so he picked up a machete to trek through the fields and became one of the first to build a home in what is now Lakes at Country Place neighborhood.
Two decades later, Howard has served his neighbors in both unofficial and official capacities such as Director and Counsel for his homeowner’s association. Through his volunteer work, he’s helped his fellow homeowners increase the resale values of their homes, streamlined the operating budget of the HOA, and successfully implemented neighborhood-wide safety measures.
Howard’s political involvement began at Baylor University when he volunteered for then Agriculture-Commissioner candidate Rick Perry. He is a member of the Federalist Society, and he became an avid supporter of Donald Trump the day he announced his candidacy for President. He then went on to work with the President’s campaign in both Texas and Colorado.
Howard Steele here with his fiancée Jade James
Recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America by Forbes, named a Texas Super Lawyer for the past 12 years, and board certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Howard Steele has been tested both in and out of the courtroom. He is ready to lead – to fight for us and to win for us.
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The Overtime Rules
are about to Change!
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