Travis McGee Is A Candidate running for Houston City Council for District D in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election
HOUSTON - Travis McGee, a native Houstonian, was born and raised in historic Sunnyside. He attended B.H. Grimes Elementary School, Attucks Middle School and Evan E. Worthing High School, respectively. While a Worthing Colt, he participated in track and field and was also a member of the 1992 Region III Basketball Championship team that advanced to state during his senior year.
Determined to become a positive, productive citizen, Travis briefly attended Texas Southern University, but due to financial aid ineligibility had to withdraw. Undeterred, Travis transitioned into the work force, and later enrolled in Texas Barber College. After fulfilling the coursework necessary to become a licensed barber, he began working at Player’s Barbershop located in Southpark area of Southeast Houston. A year and a half later, he became owner and sole proprietor of McGee’s Hall of Famers Barbershop. McGee’s Hall of Famers Barbershop, which is located in the Sunnyside Garden neighborhood, opened for business in October, 2005.
Travis is a dedicated family man who has been married to his wife, Nikea Bradford-McGee, for more than ten years. He is father to four beautiful children, Tra’Vecia, Nia, and twins, Leana and Travis, Jr. He and his family are residents, business owners, and property owners in the Sunnyside/South Park area as well as members of Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist where he serves on the Board of Trustees.
Travis is diligent in his improvement efforts and participation within our community. In 2006, Travis became the president of the Sunnyside Garden/Bayou Estates Civic Club. He is also the Vice President of the Sunnyside/South Park super neighborhood. He is a member of TOP, Texas Organization Project and CEO of the Jireh Community Life Center, which is a 501(c)3 non profit organization. He is President of a 3M Scholarship Fund as well as a member of the Advisory Board of Evan E. Worthing High School. More importantly, Travis serves as a mentor and basketball coach to several at-risk youth within the Sunnyside/South Park areas.
Determined, dedicated, and diligent, Travis lives by the scripture, "if God be for us, who can be against us!" He has continually fought for better schools, better neighborhoods and an overall better quality of life for District D residents. He continues to do so by spearheading various projects which lead to much needed improvements in our sidewalks, speed bumps, police presence, street lights and community assistance programs such as monthly mobile food pantries. Yet, there is still more work to be done! His favorite motto is, “if everyone does something, then everything will get done.” As his motto suggests, Travis is committed to getting more work done and improving Houston's District D! With our help, it can be achieved!