If one picture is worth a thousand words, then the photos of last year’s political activities presented on these pages are worth a million. From partnering with Houston Mayor Annise Parker to develop the innovative and nationally recognized Houston Living App for mobile phones, to one-on-one meetings with state lawmakers in Austin, and federal lawmakers in Washington, HAR’s voice was heard.

The HAR Governmental Affairs Team expresses our appreciation to our 2013 leadership: HAR Chairman Danny Frank, HAR Chair-Elect and Political Affairs Advisory Group Chair Nancy Furst, Governmental Affairs Advisory Group Chair Vicki Fullerton, and Political Affairs Advisory Leadership Chairs Troy Cothran, Susan Friedman, Barbara Shrader, and Mario Arriaga, for their political advocacy on behalf of HAR members and the consumers they serve.

Enjoy the photos and say “thank you” to those who are pictured because they represent the faces of HAR’s political engagement.