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Turner Wins Nailbiter of a Mayor's Race in Houston

Sylvester Turner narrowly defeated opponent Bill King in a runoff to be elected mayor of Houston on Dec. 12, 2015.
Sylvester Turner narrowly defeated opponent Bill King in a runoff to be elected mayor of Houston on Dec. 12, 2015.

State Rep. Sylvester Turner narrowly won the Houston mayoral runoff Saturday night against former Kemah Mayor Bill King, keeping Texas' largest city under Democratic control. With all precincts reporting, Turner led King by just under 2 percentage points, 50.96 to 49.04.

 

Rep. Sylvester Turner speaks to crowd on election night. Turner narrowly defeated opponent Bill King in a runoff to be elected mayor of Houston on Dec. 12, 2015.
Rep. Sylvester Turner speaks to crowd on election night. Turner narrowly defeated opponent Bill King in a runoff to be elected mayor of Houston on Dec. 12, 2015.

Obama Endorses Turner in Houston Mayoral Runoff

President Barack Obama has endorsed Sylvester Turner in the Houston mayoral runoff, a race expected to go down to the wire Saturday between the longtime state representative and former Kemah Mayor Bill King. Turner and King are on the ballot to replace term-limited Mayor Annise Parker. 

Rep. Sylvester Turner speaks to crowd on election night. Turner narrowly defeated opponent Bill King in a runoff to be elected mayor of Houston on Dec. 12, 2015.
Rep. Sylvester Turner speaks to crowd on election night. Turner narrowly defeated opponent Bill King in a runoff to be elected mayor of Houston on Dec. 12, 2015.

Garcia Endorses Turner in Houston Mayoral Runoff

Former Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia on Friday endorsed state Rep. Sylvester Turner in the Houston mayoral runoff. In doing so, Garcia lent his support to a former rival who once looked like his closest competition for the city's top job.

Rep. Sylvester Turner speaks to crowd on election night. Turner narrowly defeated opponent Bill King in a runoff to be elected mayor of Houston on Dec. 12, 2015.
Rep. Sylvester Turner speaks to crowd on election night. Turner narrowly defeated opponent Bill King in a runoff to be elected mayor of Houston on Dec. 12, 2015.

Turner Will Face King in Runoff for Houston Mayor

State Rep. Sylvester Turner ran well ahead of the pack in the Houston mayoral race, capturing about 32 percent of the vote, and will face former Kemah Mayor Bill King in a Dec. 12 runoff to lead the nation's fourth-largest city.

State Rep. Sylvester Turner shakes hands at a Houston retirement center while campaigning for mayor Monday.
State Rep. Sylvester Turner shakes hands at a Houston retirement center while campaigning for mayor Monday.

In Houston Mayoral Race, A Scrum for a Runoff Berth

With the Houston mayoral election a week away, attention is centering on which candidate will square off in an all-but-certain runoff with state Rep. Sylvester Turner. That No. 2 spot, according to the campaigns and outside observers, is increasingly up for grabs after a summer in which the field seemed relatively set.

Clockwise from upper left: Former state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, state Rep. Sylvester Turner, former Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia, interim San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor
Clockwise from upper left: Former state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, state Rep. Sylvester Turner, former Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia, interim San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor

In Urban Mayors Races, Minorities at the Forefront

As Texas' major cities continue their decades-long evolution to minority-majority populations, tracking minority and female ascension to mayoral firsts has almost reached the complexity of a political trivia game.

Sens. Lois Kolkhorst, Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa, Jane Nelson, Charles Schwertner, Joan Huffman and Reps. Larry Gonzales, Sarah Davis, Sylvester Turner, John Otto and Trent Ashby make up the 2015 budget conference committee.
Sens. Lois Kolkhorst, Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa, Jane Nelson, Charles Schwertner, Joan Huffman and Reps. Larry Gonzales, Sarah Davis, Sylvester Turner, John Otto and Trent Ashby make up the 2015 budget conference committee.

More Pay for Medicaid Doctors Lost in Budget Deal

The House-Senate budget conference committee adopted its compromise on health and human services funding Wednesday, pleasing fiscal conservatives and giving little cheer to advocates for the poor and disabled.