For years he’s served as a commercial pilot for Continental Airlines. His job was to get passengers from point A to B in one piece. Those passengers had to trust their very lives to Terence Fontaine. Now, he will soon be asking some of those same people in Houston to trust him again. This time as a city councilman. Specifically, he’s running for At Large City Council Position 4. It’s the seat currently being held by outgoing Council Member Ronald Green. But this won’t be Fontaine’s first taste of city government if he’s successful in his bid for the post. He’s been Mayor Bill White’s Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations over the last six years. Fontaine tells the Insite, “I believe I have a calling and that calling is service to my community.” Fontaine went on to say he has saved the taxpayers millions of dollars through eliminating wasteful spending and streamlining duplicated city services. He says he wants to finish what he started under White’s administration and he doesn’t feel the six years he’s already had is enough to get the job done. Fontaine says, “I want to continue to work towards a better Houston and give the taxpayers the best city services money can buy.” Fontaine balks at the idea of running for Mayor. His name has been tossed around in powerful political circles as a replacement for Bill White. But he says he’s not at that point in his life. Fontaine and his wife Diedra are parents of a 12 year old girl. He says for now a council position is all his particular lifestyle will allow. Fontaine is expected to officially announce his intentions in a matter of months!