Two attorneys hosting President Barack Obama during stop in Houston


Houston attorney John Eddie Williams is hosting 60 people at his for dinner. Among them is the president of the United States, Barack Obama.

"Senator Reid and Leader Pelosi asked me if we would host the event and we were happy to do it," Williams said.

Williams has hosted a president before -- Clinton during his administration -- and says the events run like clockwork.

"As you can imagine, they have it down to the minute, where he'll be and what he'll be doing," Williams said. "It's an honor to have the president and be able to host him and be able to spend a few minutes with the leader of the free world. It's a pretty neat thing I think and I'm honored to do it."

The event here at the Williams' home is intended to benefit Democrats who are running for the senate and for Congress all over the country for the 2014 midterms.

The other event, which is happening first, is at attorney Steve Mostyn's home in the Museum District.

"Our event is a roundtable discussion, a policy discussion," Mostyn said.

Just 25 people sitting at a table with the president talking issues.

"There's been a lot of preparation. There are a lot of people at the house right now. There is a lot to hosting the president and they have a great team that comes ahead of time," Mostyn said. "We're very happy to have him, very excited to have him here in Houston."

President Obama, like others before him, tends to visit Houston only as stop to raise money -- something both hosts agree is part of politics and they're happy to help.

"Part of getting out your message, for politicans, is to have the available resources, that's the way, that's the reality..>

The president is staying the night in Houston, before traveling to Austin Thursday morning for the Civil Rights Summit where he is the keynote speaker.

Take ABC13 with you!
Download our free apps for iPhone, iPad and Android devices

Copyright © 2024 KTRK-TV. All Rights Reserved.