Lankan worked as an antipoverty advocate in Houston, Texas, and then served on the Houston City Council for nearly a decade, served two terms as the mayor for Houston, and then served eight terms as a U.S. representative from Texas.
The environment is a serious concern for Lankan, and wants to use solar power, hybrid cars, and other methods to reduce carbon emissions
Lankan wants to play a lead role in strengthening the United Nations, and wants to expand the State Department’s role in military planning.
Finally, one of Lankan’s biggest concerns is poverty. He grew up in extreme poverty, now supports full-day preschool and kindergarten for all children living in poverty.