Born and raised in Pasadena, Texas, I attended South Shaver Elementary, Queens Intermediate, and I am a 1972 graduate of Pasadena High School. My parents, who were also graduates of Pasadena High School, began a business “Bass and Meineke Auto Parts” in Pasadena 1956. The business grew through the 1980s to over 30 stores and employed over 300 people in Pasadena. My family still has one location on Pasadena Boulevard.
I have lived in my district over 35 years, and have been married 37 years to my wife Fran Bass; we have 3 children who are also all graduates of P.I.S.D. Fran and I have been members of Sagemont Church since 1987. I stay very involved in our community and believe in giving back to help others become successful. My civic commitments include:
Board Member of HGAC
Board of Directors and Former Chairman of the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce
City Councilman of District G
Former Board of Directors Second Century Corporation
Rotary Club of Pasadena, Texas
Former Harris County District Court Grand Juror
P.I.S.D. Automotive Shadowing Program
Pasadena High School Mentor Program
Service Through Various Church Ministries
San Jacinto College Automotive Program
Business of the Year 2013
P.I.S.D. 2014 to 2015 Outstanding Business of the Year Recognition
Rotary Club Paul Harris Award
I love to sing, play guitar, ukulele and garden. I love this city and I want to see it continue to grow and prosper, providing a better quality of life for generations to come.