Meet Obes

Obes Nwabara is a young Houston professional driven by a passion and a commitment to serve his community and improve the lives of others. To that end, he’s been incredibly engaged in community outreach and service. He has volunteered his time by reading to elementary school students, neighborhood clean-up events, and given career talks to middle and high school students. In addition to these efforts, Obes helped create a pilot program while at Baylor Scott and White Health that allowed patients to use rideshare services to get to doctor’s appointments and hospital visits free of charge. Obes was also appointed to the Art Colony Association board of directors where he helps oversee the annual Bayou City Arts Festival. Obes is looking to put that energy for public service to good use as your next city council member in At-Large Seat 2.


Obes is a product of both public and private schools. After starting his academic career at the University of Delaware, Obes followed his family to Texas in 2009 and graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelors of Science in Economics in May of 2012.


Since graduating from UH, Obes has gotten a wealth of experience in a number of different industries, serving as a consultant in food and beverage, a research analyst in energy, a supply chain contract administrator in healthcare, and now a category manager once again in energy. Each step of the way, Obes has sought to make great change. Most notably, Obes was an integral part in creating a pilot program for Baylor Scott & White Health that allowed patients to use rideshare services to get to their doctor’s appointments at no cost to them. He has also promoted environmental projects, like carbon capture, at his current employer in an effort to turn the tide on energy industry pollution. Obes has also worked on and volunteered on many political campaigns most notably volunteering for Beto O’Rourke’s 2018 Senate campaign, serving as treasurer for a 2019 city council campaign, and being the campaign manager for 351st District Court Judge Natalia Cornelio in 2020.