Born in Abilene, Texas and moved to Pasadena in 1952, Councilmember Don Harrison graduated from Pasadena High School and was co-captain of the state baseball semi-finalists in 1957. He earned associate and certificate of business degrees and went on to receive a Bachelor of Business Degree with a major in management. His wife Mary Ellen Harrison and he have two children, Renee and Ronald.
Councilmember Harrison retired from the U.S. Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, where he was Chief of the Appraisal & Planning Section, Real Estate Division. Councilmember Harrison is a member of National Federation of Federal Employees, Pasadena Hall of Fame, American Legion Post 521 and is a voting member of the Choctaw Nation. He served in the army and is a Viet Nam-era veteran. Harrison served on the Pasadena City Council from 1981 to 1989 and was elected mayor-pro tem in 1983. He was re-elected to the council in 2003 and served until October, 2006. He was re-elected to his present position in 2007.
His priorities include aggressive street and sewer rehabilitation with major emphasis on flood control. He will continue support for the Police and Fire Departments. Councilman Harrison supports strict enforcement of our deed restrictions and pursing beautification projects throughout the city. He has an open door policy with emphasis on the citizens of Pasadena.
Should you wish to contact him, Councilman Harrison may be reached by phone at (713) 475- 7858 , by fax at 713-475-7817 or by email here.