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State Sen. John Whitmire announces he will run for Houston mayor in 2023

Whitmire, the longest-serving member of the Texas Senate, will first run for reelection to the chamber in 2022 before his mayoral run the following year.

State Sen. John Whitmire, D-Houston, speaks at a press conference held by members of the Senate Democratic Caucus regarding Democrats breaking quorum and voting legislature at the Texas Capitol on July 21, 2021.

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