Tribpedia: Sylvester Turner

Special House Election in San Antonio Likely Headed to Runoff

Ruth Jones McClendon (c), D-San Antonio, and Sylvester Turner, D-Houston, criticize Republican Senators and Gov. Rick Perry for an inadequate effort on April 28, 2011.
Ruth Jones McClendon (c), D-San Antonio, and Sylvester Turner, D-Houston, criticize Republican Senators and Gov. Rick Perry for an inadequate effort on April 28, 2011.

It's likely that no candidate will clear 50 percent in the special election for the unexpired seat in Texas House District 120, voters will be asked to come to the polls again this summer for — yes — an extra special election.

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. 

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.

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.