District F

Phil Cayten

Phil Cayten

Council Member, District F

Cell Phone: 281-788-7980
Council Office Phone: 713-475-7858
Council Fax: 713-475-7817
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District "F" Councilmember Phil Cayten has been a resident of his city council district for 42 years and is married to Roxanne with three daughters: Dory, Erin and Kelly.


He received his Bachelors of Science Degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in Construction Management (Civil Engineering and Construction) and completed additional Technical College Training in:

  • Associated Blueprints
  • Electronics
  • HVAC
  • Pipefitting
  • Structural Fabrication and Erection
  • Welding


Councilman Cayten began his career with the Boeing Co. (New Orleans, Louisiana) and was instrumental in helping land the first man on the moon (Neil Armstrong). He later constructed Navy Destroyers with Litton Ship Systems (Pascagoula, Ms.).

Council Cayten retired from Kellogg Brown and Root (KBR) in 2015 after 41 years in Engineering and Construction Project Management. He traveled all over the United States for 16 years building:

  • Acid Plants
  • Cement Plants
  • Copper Smelters
  • Paper Mills
  • Petrochemical Plants
  • Power Plants
  • Soda Ash Plants

The final 25 years were spent in the Home Office in Houston, Texas managing engineering and construction plants all over the world.

Community Service

His community service affiliations include: 

  • City of Pasadena District "F" City Councilman for 22 years
  • Coached Mentally Challenged "Special Olympics" Basketball and Softball in Pasadena for 28 years
  • Former Pasadena Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce Member
  • Habitat for Humanity Construction Worker
  • Pasadena Rodeo Association Director

Phil's Philosophy

"Continue to create a safer, more attractive place to live while improving the essentials that lead to a better quality of life for all citizens."


Council Cayten's main goal and number one priority is to maintain a strong Police and Volunteer Fire Department to keep the citizens of Pasadena safe and to keep their insurance rates as low as possible.

His second priority is drainage and the construction of additional Detention Basins along Armand Bayou. Another priority is to continue the Capital Improvement Plan, which he had a hand in implementing, to rebuild the infrastructure in the northern part of Pasadena. The remaining prioritizations include:

  • Continue new streets, drainage / flood control, sewer and water lines; especially in northern sections of Pasadena.
  • Promoting new business development
  • Tearing down dangerous buildings
  • Removing junk vehicles
  • Enforcing neighborhood deed restrictions
  • Revising and creating new ordinances as required
  • Supporting Neighborhood Network programs, youth programs and senior programs
  • Continuing to improve Pasadena's image

City Council Service

Councilman Cayten will work hand-in-hand with the City of Pasadena staff to make sure the City of Pasadena has a balanced budget and is spending the citizens of Pasadena's money wisely. As an engineer, he will also make sure that Public Works employees are using the latest technologies in the department's construction practices. He plans on continuing to think positively, setting goals and making long-range plans for the future of Pasadena, as well as striving to concern himself with the little things that affect the daily lives of our citizens because helping people is what he enjoys most about being on City Council.

Councilmember Phil Cayten's public service includes City Council District F representative from 1995 to 2003, 2007 to 2015, and 2017 to 2023. Councilman Cayten was elected by his peers as Mayor Pro Tem five times. Councilman Cayten will continue to help the citizens of Pasadena in all of their endeavors.