Harris County Democrats Worked Together to Secure Come-From-Behind Victory for Democrat Pretta VanDible Stallworth in Her Saturday, December 9, 2017 HCCS Trustee for District IX Runoff Election Showdown Against Republican Front-Runner Eugene Pack 

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Saundra Hall, Wife of Ben Hall, A 2015 Candidate for Mayor Is Asking for All Houstonians to Vote for Ben in the Mayoral Election


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Attorney Ben Hall, State Representative Sylvester Turner, Attorney Sean Roberts, and other Candidates Running for Mayor Are Expected to At Some Point Ask for our Vote/Support During the 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election Cycle


Aubrey R. Taylor
Publisher of Houston Business Connections Magazine

The 2015 election cycle is a very important one for all Houstonians, especially African Americans. And I believe we may be on the verge of seeing a record turnout if the candidates play their cards right. Are you ready for what could very well evolve into one of the most exciting and competitive races we’ve seen in decades? Well, I encourage you to get your popcorn ready. 

Anyway, as part of our mission to inform and empower you, I’m imploring you to learn as much as you can about each of the candidates running for mayor of Houston in the upcoming Tuesday, November 3, 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election.


THE FOCUS OF THIS REPORT


These are the three African Americans (Attorney Ben Hall, State Rep. Sylvester Turner and Attorney Sean Roberts) I expect to be in the race. Now, I'm not one hundred percent sure Sean Roberts will be there in the end, but at this time I will include him in the field based on what I've been told.



A CANDIDATE RUNNING FOR MAYOR OF HOUSTON WHO VALUES US AND WANT OUR VOTE AND SUPPORT


OTHER CANDIDATES ALSO RUNNING FOR MAYOR OF THE CITY OF HOUSTON

I fully expect and anticipate that, Attorney Chris Bell, former mayor of Kemah Bill King, Councilman Stephen Costello, Councilman Oliver Pennington, Attorney Eric Dick, Businessman Joe Ferreira, and Businessman Marty McVey will at some point make a push to demonstrate their desire to receive our vote and support like Attorney Ben Hall has already done.

OUR VOTE COULD BE THE DIFFERENCE

The demographics of Houston is changing very rapidly. So, I believe, that any candidate who wants to represent a city as diverse as the City of Houston should be compelled to demonstrate their willingness to work with every segment of the Bayou City's citizenry. 



This report is intended to assist you in your quest to become a little bit more informed as it relates to how Ben Hall, State Rep. Turner, and Sean Roberts have performed in their past runs for public office. Attorney Ben Hall has run for office once -- and lost. Attorney Sean Roberts has also run for office once -- and lost. State Rep. Sylvester Turner lost his first bid for office back in 1984 when he tried to become a Harris County Commissioner by running against Commissioner El Franco Lee. State Rep. Turner also lost his first bid for mayor of Houston back in 1991. State Rep. Turner also lost his second bid for mayor of Houston back in 2003. According to the information gathered from the Texas Secretary of State's website, State Rep. Turner has never really been challenged in any of his re-election bids for State Representative for House District 139 in Houston Texas. Thus, he's been re-elected year after year without being challenged. See pie charts below.


EMPOWER YOURSELF

My prayer and hope is that you find this "SPECIAL REPORT" useful as you are going to have people in the news media, campaign operatives, bloggers, and social media folks also feeding you information (and in some cases misinformation) between now and the Tuesday, November 3, 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election date. So check out the charts and pies below to inform and empower yourself.




In his first attempt at becoming Houston's mayor, (back in 2013) attorney Ben Hall came up well short of his goal of becoming mayor for the city of Houston.

Back on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 in the City of Houston Mayoral ElectionBen Hall joined a field of (7) seven other candidates seeking to unseat Mayor Annise Parker.

BEN HALL'S FIRST RUN

To set the back-drop: Mayor Annise Parker had narrowly escaped a runoff election in the previous City of Houston Mayoral Election which took place back on Tuesday, November 8, 2011. So many in the political world thought she (Mayor Parker) was vulnerable, and would surely be forced to a runoff election in 2013 against the well-funded businessman (Ben Hall) and others seeking to prevent her from serving her third and final term as mayor of the Bayou City. However, this would not be the case; as none of her challengers were able to gain much traction in their bid to unseat Mayor Parker. And Ben Hall, the second place finisher in the race, who was basically entrusting others with the responsibility of marketing his campaign, found himself stuck with a group of consultants and strategists who simply appeared to have no answer for the political strategy being employed by the incumbent mayor. Hall's team back in 2013 appeared to seemingly just run out of ideas.  I mean, the team Ben Hall relied on back in 2013 was seemingly rendered ineffective by Mayor Parker's relentless assault on him. But I expect his strategy to be much different in 2015, as he has one of the best African American consultants/strategists riding shotgun with him this time around. The person I'm speaking of is Justin Jordan, the founder of Patriot Group Strategies.



Here's a quick look at how the 2013 race for mayor of the City of Houston turned out:


In the Tuesday, November 5, 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election, Mayor Annise Parker won the right to serve her third and final term in office by receiving 98,124 votes to avoid a runoff election. Mayor Parker was challenged back in 2013 by Charyl L. Drab, who received (788) votes, Eric B. Dick (18,368), Don Cook (1,740), Keryl Burgess Douglas (1,227), Ben Hall (48,604), Michael Fitsimmons (1,195), Victoria Lane (1,814), and Derek A. Jenkins, who finished with 834 votes at the end of the night.



Unlike his 2013 campaign strategy where he (Ben Hall) used an assortment of political consultants and strategists; he seems to have learned from some of the "POLITICAL-NEW COMER BLUNDERS" he made in his failed 2013 attempt to become mayor of Houston.

A VERY SMART MOVE

As of the date we released this report, it appears that Ben Hall is going to rely heavily on the creativity, ingenuity, expertise, and experience Justin Jordan brings to the table for his 2015 bid for mayor of Houston. Jordan is the founder of Houston, Texas based Patriot Group Strategies. This firm is a premier political consulting firm that specializes in campaign strategy, marketing and fundraising. Jordan has a proven track record. And I believe that he's one of the best and brightest political consultants the African American community has to offer.

THE JUSTIN JORDAN ADVANTAGE
 Patriot Group Strategies has a history of producing effective and hard hitting campaign ads for its clients. The addition of Justin Jordan to Hall's team could very well give Ben Hall the advantage over any of the other candidates (including State Rep. Turner) who may seek to capture the hearts of African American voters in the 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election -- especially if they don't plan to ask for the African American vote directly.



NOT SURE ABOUT SEAN ROBERTS

At this time, I am not sure who attorney Sean Robert will be using to assist with his branding, marketing, and campaign strategy efforts; but as soon as I know something, I'll be sure to forward the information directly to you.


As it stands right now, it appears that State Rep. Sylvester Turner is going to place his hopes for Election Day success in the hands of: Grant Martin, Pat Strong, and Sue Davis according to published reports. Please be informed that, all three of these individuals are very experienced at what they do. However, it remains to be seen as to whether they are going to be able to develop a strategy that will turn out African Americans for State Rep. Sylvester Turner.


Pictured above are Grant Martin, Mayor Annise Parker, and Chuck Wolfe. I'm not sure whether Chuck Wolfe is currently working on State Rep. Turner's campaign or not. The picture above of Martin, Parker, and Wolfe is from back in 2009 when Mayor Annise Parker was seeking re-election. Chuck Wolfe is the former President and CEO at the Victory Fund & Institute. Victory helps LGBT leaders (such as Mayor Annise Parker) win elections and serve effectively — to give the LGBT community a powerful voice in decisions that affect their lives. 


STATE REP. SYLVESTER TURNER MAY ALREADY HAVE A LEG UP ON THE OTHER 2015 CITY OF HOUSTON MAYORAL CANDIDATES DESIRING TO CAPTURE THE HEART OF THE LGBT COMMUNITY

In case you don't already know, Grant Martin, Pat Strong, and Sue Davis, are all closely tied to Mayor Annise Parker and have played pivotal roles in her previous mayoral bids in some form or another. This could really give Rep. Turner an edge over the other candidates seeking the vote of the LGBT Community.

EXPERIENCE REALLY MATTERS

Having the experience of this threesome (Martin, Strong, and Davis) on board is good thing from an experience standpoint for Rep. Turner. However, he (State Rep. Turner) could wind up having to play a very difficult balancing act, especially given some of Mayor Annise Parker's recent activity; such as the stance she took against, local pastors, Turner's all star political team is very experienced, but they very well may have their work cut out for them. So we're just going to have to take the wait-and-see approach as the building of his complete campaign team unfolds.


U.S. Congressman Al Green, who represents the 9th Congressional District of Texas had this to say about his friend Ben Hall some time ago: “A friend will tell you Ben Hall is a person of great character and integrity. Rev. William "Bill" Lawson reminds me that reputation is what people think of you and character is who you are. Ben Hall has a great reputation and is known large and wide for his largess and for what he has done for those we consider the least in our community,” said Congressman Al Green. “That largess means a lot to the people I represent. He has represented the least, the last and the lost and he has earned a great reputation for it. Hall has demonstrated to me his character. Character is who you really are. I have been there in quiet moments when we have had to make some crucial decisions that affect the lives of others and I can tell you that in every moment when Benjamin had an opportunity to be of service to someone in need he always displayed the character necessary to stand up for the people who can’t stand up for themselves. He’s a person of character.”


Congressman Al Green doesn’t appear to be shaken by the under-achieving performance of Ben Hall back in the 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election. And it appears that he's going to stick by his friend (Ben Hall) as he seeks to become the next mayor for the city of Houston in 2015, according to information I've received.


NOW LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT SEAN ROBERTS, A HOUSTON AREA BOARD CERTIFIED ATTORNEY WHO MAY BE RUNNING FOR MAYOR IN 2015
Attorney Sean Roberts is the new-kid-on-the block. He’s the founder and lead attorney for The Roberts Law Firm which specializes in representing individuals and their families catastrophically injured or killed by the negligence, gross negligence or incompetence of others according to published information on his firm. As principal of the firm, Sean Roberts has been board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law since 2005. The Roberts Law Firm represents individuals in the following types of injury cases: 18-wheeler accidents, car wrecks, motorcycle accidents, explosions, medical negligence, defective products, bad pharmaceuticals, dram shop liability, premises liability (slip and fall), Jones Act and other maritime/seaman cases. The firm also represents individuals or businesses in first-party insurance actions/bad faith insurance disputes and other "business tort" cases.

It still remains to be seen, as to whether Sean Roberts will officially enter the field of mayoral candidates in 2015; and whether or not he has the capacity to raise the finances and assemble the kind of team needed to be competitive in a mayoral race also remains to be seen. We will have to just take the wait-and-see-approach as the 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election unfolds.



In the Tuesday, March 2, 2010 Democratic Primary, Attorney Sean Roberts, and former three-term Houston City Councilman for District B, Jarvis Johnson, tried what some considered to be an UNTHINKABLE endeavor. These two young guns in the Democratic Party tried to dethrone Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, the U.S. Representative for the 18th Congressional District of Texas. At first glance, the race appeared that it would turn out to be somewhat competitive. Especially, since the well-known congresswoman was virtually ignoring her would be challengers.

HOW IT TURNED OUT

As election night unfolded, it became clearly evident that Roberts and Johnson were not ready for Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee. In public she played nice with her opponents. She was even quoted in one article prior to election day as saying, "I hope my opponents will have long services as council members and lawyers." If you didn't get it, she was basically saying that the pair did stand a chance against her. And she was right.

 Here's What Happened on Election Day:


Sean Robert came up short in his bid to become a U.S. Congressman, as he could only finish third in the Tuesday, March 2, 2010 Democratic Primary. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee made quick work of both Johnson and Roberts as she flexed her muscle by garnering more than 21,570 votes that night. Jarvis Johnson finished second with 9,133 votes, and Sean Roberts ended the night with 1,508 votes. At first glance this could appear as a major victory by Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee; but the voter turnout in this election was unacceptable. According to information we obtained from the Harris County Clerk's website the 18th Congressional District has more than 339,955 registered voters.

Anyway, Attorney Sean Roberts will need a lot more than 1,508 votes if his goal is to become mayor of Houston. At best, he would be a long-shot if he remains in the crowded 2015 field of mayoral contenders. So, I would be very surprised if he stays in the 2015 race for mayor. It wouldn't surprise me at all if he (Sean Roberts) opts out of the 2015 mayoral race, and then re-emerges to run for something in the The Tuesday, March 1, 2016 Democratic Primary next year.

NOW LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT SYLVESTER TURNER, THE MAN "SOME" POLITICAL OPERATIVES FEEL IS THE FRONT-RUNNER IN THE 2015 RACE FOR MAYOR OF THE CITY OF HOUSTON
For some reason, there are many political operatives and pundits who feel like the third time could be the charm for State Representative Sylvester Turner. As a matter of fact, some have already anointed him the front-runner in the race for Mayor of Houston in 2015. However, I think its a little premature for all of that. But I digress. Anyway, it’s not my job to deal with hypothetical situations. Nor do I rely on the information being fed to me by the political machines already hard at work trying to put their own spin on the 2015 City of Houston mayor’s race. But I am pleased to inform you that I have taken on the job of trying to do my very best to inspire, encourage, and inform the readers of Houston Business Connections Magazine as the 2015 campaign season unfolds.


THE CHALLENGE FOR TURNER

State Representative Sylvester Turner has a huge challenge ahead of him. And that challenge is to not allow the front-runner status he's been anointed with to lull him to sleep. Sometimes, being anointed the front-runner can give a good candidate a false sense of security. And State Rep. Turner must avoid having this happen to him during this election cycle. To win, I believe State Rep. Sylvester Turner must run his race and formulate his strategy as though he's trailing by double-digits in the polls. At least that's my bit of advice to him at this time.



STATE REP. SYLVESTER TURNER MUST PROVE HE CAN CLOSE THE DEAL IN A RACE WHERE HE HAS AN OPPONENT

SEE 2003 RESULTS  I  SEE 1991 RESULTS


To become mayor of Houston, State Rep. Sylvester Turner must do something he’s never done before; and that’s to close the deal in a mayoral race; or any other race where he has a formidable opponent running against him.

PAY CLOSE ATTENTION

A careful look at the information below will give you a better feel and understanding for why I'm saying that he (State Rep. Turner) must prove he can close the deal.

The information displayed below will also clearly show why I'm saying, State Rep. Turner has never really won a political contest where he’s had a formidable opponent. But please don't take this the wrong way. All, I’m trying to point out here, is that State Rep. Sylvester Turner has his work cut out for him. So, please don’t go around town saying that I’m against State Rep. Turner, because that would be a flat out lie.



VOTER TURNOUT WILL BE KEY

My hope is to see a very high voter turnout from African Americans, and other voting groups on Tuesday, November 3, 2015. And at the end of the day, I'm praying for good clean campaign races full of energy and fresh ideas.  So please don't let other media outlets spin the 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election in a way that sways your vote to their candidate of choice by making this a partisan election. Party affiliation has no place in this election. So implore you to do your own homework on each and every candidate going forward.




In this 2014 Midterm Election race for House District 139, State Rep. Sylvester Turner, received 100% of the vote; but he was running unopposed. That means, no other candidate was in the race but State Representative Sylvester Turner. At the end of the day, 21,802 votes were still recorded for him in the race for State Representative for House District 139 in Texas.




In this 2014 Democratic Primary race for House District 139, State Rep. Sylvester Turner, received 100% of the vote; but he was running unopposed. That means, no other candidate was in the race but State Representative Sylvester Turner. At the end of the day, 3,847 votes were still recorded for him in the race for State Representative for House District 139 in Texas.

In this 2012 Presidential Election race for House District 139, State Rep. Sylvester Turner was able to beat Republican, Sam Brocato by receiving 39,022 votes. At the end of the day, Sam Brocato received 11,604 in the race for State Representative for House District 139 in Texas.




In this 2012 Democratic Primary race for House District 139, State Rep. Sylvester Turner, received 100% of the vote; but he was running unopposed. That means, no other candidate was in the race but State Representative Sylvester Turner. At the end of the day, 5,231 votes were still recorded for him in the race for State Representative for House District 139 in Texas.





In this 2010 Midterm Election for House District 139, State Rep. Sylvester Turner, received 100% of the vote; but he was running unopposed. That means, no other candidate was in the race but State Representative Sylvester Turner. At the end of the day, 20,842 votes were still recorded for him in the race for State Representative for House District 139 in Texas.



In this 2010 Democratic Primary race for House District 139, State Rep. Sylvester Turner, received 100% of the vote; but he was running unopposed. That means, no other candidate was in the race but State Representative Sylvester Turner. At the end of the day, 6,213 votes were still recorded for him in the race for State Representative for House District 139 in Texas.



In this 2008 Presidential Election race for House District 139, State Rep. Sylvester Turner, received 100% of the vote; but he was running unopposed. That means, no other candidate was in the race but State Representative Sylvester Turner. At the end of the day, 35,220 votes were still recorded for him in the race for State Representative for House District 139 in Texas.



In this 2008 Democratic Primary race for House District 139, State Rep. Sylvester Turner, received 100% of the vote; but he was running unopposed. That means, no other candidate was in the race but State Representative Sylvester Turner. At the end of the day, 17,785 votes were still recorded for him in the race for State Representative for House District 139 in Texas.




In this 2006 Midterm Election race for House District 139, State Rep. Sylvester Turner, received 100% of the vote; but he was running unopposed. That means, no other candidate was in the race but State Representative Sylvester Turner. At the end of the day, 13,969 votes were still recorded for him in the race for State Representative for House District 139 in Texas.




In this 2006 Democratic Primary race for House District 139, State Rep. Sylvester Turner, received 100% of the vote; but he was running unopposed. That means, no other candidate was in the race but State Representative Sylvester Turner. At the end of the day, 1,221 votes were still recorded for him in the race for State Representative for House District 139 in Texas.



In this 2004 Presidential Election race for House District 139, State Rep. Sylvester Turner, received 100% of the vote; but he was running unopposed. That means, no other candidate was in the race but State Representative Sylvester Turner. At the end of the day, 30,151 votes were still recorded for him in the race for State Representative for House District 139 in Texas.



In this 2004 Democratic Primary race for House District 139, State Rep. Sylvester Turner, received 100% of the vote; but he was running unopposed. That means, no other candidate was in the race but State Representative Sylvester Turner. At the end of the day, 3,006 votes were still recorded for him in the race for State Representative for House District 139 in Texas.


HERE’S A LOOK BACK AT HOW SYLVESTER TURNER PERFORMED IN HIS 2003 BID FOR MAYOR OF HOUSTON, TEXAS


In the Tuesday, November 4, 2003 City of Houston Mayoral Election, nine candidates faced off in the race for the open mayoral seat. Orlando Sanchez and Bill White made the runoff by finishing with (98,600 votes for Sanchez) and (112,916 votes for White) respectively. Anthony M. Dutrow received(405) votes, Jack Josey Terence (323), John Worldpeace (368), Douglas Robb (193), Sylvester Turner (87,267), Luis Ralph Ullrich Jr. (311), and Veronica Michelle Gregory finished with 385 votes at the end of the night. Bill White went on to defeat Orlando Sanchez in the Saturday, December 6, 2003 runoff election by a vote count of (136,618 votes for Bill White) to (81,830 votes for Orlando Sanchez) respectively. By defeating Sanchez, Bill White earned the right to serve his first term as Houston’s mayor.



In this 2002 Midterm Election race for House District 139, State Rep. Sylvester Turner, received 100% of the vote; but he was running unopposed. That means, no other candidate was in the race but State Representative Sylvester Turner. At the end of the day, 18,559 votes were still recorded for him in the race for State Representative for House District 139 in Texas.



In this Democratic Primary race for House District 139, State Rep. Sylvester Turner, received 100% of the vote; but he was running unopposed. That means, no other candidate was in the race but State Representative Sylvester Turner. At the end of the day, 4,504 votes were still recorded for him in the race for State Representative for House District 139 in Texas.



In this 2000 Presidential Election race for House District 139, State Rep. Sylvester Turner, received 100% of the vote; but he was running unopposed. That means, no other candidate was in the race but State Representative Sylvester Turner. At the end of the day, 22,642 votes were still recorded for him in the race for State Representative for House District 139 in Texas.



In this 2000 Democratic Primary race for House District 139, State Rep. Sylvester Turner, received 100% of the vote; but he was running unopposed. That means, no other candidate was in the race but State Representative Sylvester Turner. At the end of the day, 1,824 votes were still recorded for him in the race for State Representative for House District 139 in Texas.



In this 1998 Midterm Election race for House District 139, State Rep. Sylvester Turner, received 100% of the vote; but he was running unopposed. That means, no other candidate was in the race but State Representative Sylvester Turner. At the end of the day, 12,068 votes were still recorded for him in the race for State Representative for House District 139 in Texas.



In this 1998 Democratic Primary race for House District 139, State Rep. Sylvester Turner, received 100% of the vote; but he was running unopposed. That means, no other candidate was in the race but State Representative Sylvester Turner. At the end of the day, 870 votes were still recorded for him in the race for State Representative for House District 139 in Texas.



In this 1996 Presidential Election race for House District 139, State Rep. Sylvester Turner, received 100% of the vote; but he was running unopposed. That means, no other candidate was in the race but State Representative Sylvester Turner. At the end of the day, 17,194 votes were still recorded for him in the race for State Representative for House District 139 in Texas.



In this 1996 Democratic Primary race for House District 139, State Rep. Sylvester Turner, received 100% of the vote; but he was running unopposed. That means, no other candidate was in the race but State Representative Sylvester Turner. At the end of the day, 2,522 votes were still recorded for him in the race for State Representative for House District 139 in Texas.



In this 1994 Midterm Election race for House District 139, State Rep. Sylvester Turner, received 100% of the vote; but he was running unopposed. That means, no other candidate was in the race but State Representative Sylvester Turner. At the end of the day, 11,944 votes were still recorded for him in the race for State Representative for House District 139 in Texas.



In this 1994 Democratic Primary race for House District 139, State Rep. Sylvester Turner, received 100% of the vote; but he was running unopposed. That means, no other candidate was in the race but State Representative Sylvester Turner. At the end of the day, 4,278 votes were still recorded for him in the race for State Representative for House District 139 in Texas.



In this 1992 Presidential Election race for House District 139, State Rep. Sylvester Turner, received 100% of the vote; but he was running unopposed. That means, no other candidate was in the race but State Representative Sylvester Turner. At the end of the day, 19,542 votes were still recorded for him in the race for State Representative for House District 139 in Texas.



In this 1992 Democratic Primary race for House District 139, State Rep. Sylvester Turner, received 100% of the vote; but he was running unopposed. That means, no other candidate was in the race but State Representative Sylvester Turner. At the end of the day, 4,112 votes were still recorded for him in the race for State Representative for House District 139 in Texas.

In the Tuesday, November 5, 1991 City of Houston Mayoral Election, Mayor Kathryn J. “Kathy” Whitmire lost her seat by finishing third, behind Bob Lanier, and Sylvester Turner in her bid to serve a sixth term as Houston’s mayor. Bob Lanier made the runoff election by receiving (138,096) votes, to Sylvester Turner’s (113,782) votes. Mayor Whitmire could only muster (63,631) votes as election night voting closed. Willie M. Reid received (787) votes to round out the field that night. Bob Lanier went on to defeat Sylvester Turner in the Saturday, December 7, 1991 runoff election. Lanier received (152,792) votes, to Sylvester Turner’s (135,173) votes to earn the right to serve his first term as Houston’s mayor.

HERE’S A LOOK BACK AT HOW STATE REP. SYLVETER TURNER PERFORMED IN HIS 1990 BID FOR RE-ELECTION TO THE TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IN THE 1990 MIDTERM ELECTION

State Representative Sylvester Turner was re-elected in the 1990 Midterm Election for House District 139 in Texas.


HERE’S A LOOK BACK AT HOW STATE REP. SYLVESTER TURNER PERFORMED IN HIS 1990 BID FOR RE-ELECTION TO THE TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IN THE 1990 DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY

State Representative Sylvester Turner gained the Democratic nomination in the 1990 Democratic Primary race for House District 139 in Texas.



HERE’S A LOOK BACK AT STATE REPRESENTATIVE SYLVESTER TURNER'S FIRST POLITICAL VICTORY

Sylvester Turner was elected to the Texas House of Representatives back in 1988 to serve the people of House District 139 in Harris County, Texas.

HERE’S A LOOK BACK AT THE FIRST POLITICAL DEFEAT STATE REP. SYLVESTER TURNER EXPERIENCED 

In 1984, Sylvester Turner launched his career in politics by facing off against Harris County Commissioner, Precinct 1 El Franco Lee in the Democratic primary. Turner suffered a loss to El Franco Lee in his first bid for public office.

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Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2015 for the 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election. And I am looking forward to a record turnout, clean competitive races, and hopeful that we get a mayor who is committed to representing our entire city – not special interest groups.

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Don't forget to do all the research you can on the 2015 candidates running for City of Houston Mayor, City of Houston Controller, and Houston City Council in the Tuesday, November 3, 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election.

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"Ben Hall is a 2015 Candidate for City of Houston Mayor. Hall is asking for our prayers, vote, and support in his bid to become only the second African American to serve as Houston's mayor."




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"Carroll G. Robinson is a 2015 Candidate for City of Houston Controller. Robinson is asking for our prayers, vote, and support in his bid to become only the second African American to serve as City of Houston Controller."






ANNISE PARKER WON IN 2013


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In the Tuesday, November 5, 2013 City of Houston Mayoral Election, Mayor Annise Parker won the right to serve her third and final term in office by receiving 98,124 votes to avoid a runoff. Mayor Parker was challenged by Charyl L. Drab, who received (788) votes, Eric B. Dick (18,368), Don Cook (1,740), Keryl Burgess Douglas (1,227), Ben Hall (48,604), Michael Fitsimmons (1,195), Victoria Lane (1,814), and Derek A. Jenkins, who finished with 834 votes at the end of the night.



ANNISE PARKER WON IN 2011


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In the Tuesday, November 8, 2011 City of Houston Mayoral Election, Mayor Annise Parker won the right to serve her second term in office by receiving 60,135 votes to avoid a runoff. Mayor Parker was challenged by Kevin Simms who received (8,261) votes, Amanda C. Ulman (1,896), Dave Wilson (13,911), Fernando Herrera (16,863), and Jack O’Connor, who finished with 17,348 votes as the end of the night.



ANNISE PARKER WON IN 2009


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In the Tuesday, November 3, 2009 City of Houston Mayoral Election, seven candidates faced off in the race for the open mayoral seat. Annise Parker and Gene Locke made the runoff by finishing with (54,254 votes for Parker) and (45,988 votes for Locke) respectively. Peter Brown received (39,930) votes, Amanda C. Ulman (994), Luis Ralph Ullrich, Jr. (487), and Roy Morales finished with 35,964 votes to finish off the night. 


Annise Parker went on to defeat Gene Locke in a Saturday, December 12, 2009 runoff election by a vote count of (82,175 votes for Parker) to (73,495 votes for Locke) respectively. By defeating Locke, Annise Parker became the first female mayor for Houston, and earned the right to serve her first term.



BILL WHITE WON IN 2007


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In the Tuesday, November 6, 2007 City of Houston Mayoral Election, Mayor Bill White won the right to serve his third and final term in office by receiving 101,557 votes to avoid a runoff. He was being challenged by Amanda C. Ulman, who received (8,832), and Outlaw Josey Wales, IV who finished the night with 7,042 votes.



BILL WHITE WON IN 2005


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In the Tuesday, November 8, 2005 City of Houston Mayoral Election, Mayor Bill White won the right to serve his second term in office by receiving 165,524 votes to avoid a runoff. Mayor White was being challenged in this election by Gladys House, who finished with (7,711) votes, Luis Ralph Ullrich, Jr. (2,550), Jack Terence (4,285), and Anthony M. Dutrow, who finished the night with 1,771 votes.



BILL WHITE WON IN 2003


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In the Tuesday, November 4, 2003 City of Houston Mayoral Election, nine candidates faced off in the race for the open mayoral seat. Orlando Sanchez and Bill White made the runoff by finishing with (98,600 votes for Sanchez) and (112,916 votes for White) respectively. Anthony M. Dutrow received(405) votes, Jack Josey Terence (323), John Worldpeace (368), Douglas Robb (193), Sylvester Turner (87,267), Luis Ralph Ullrich Jr. (311), and Veronica Michelle Gregory finished with 385 votes at the end of the night. 


Bill White went on to defeat Orlando Sanchez in the Saturday, December 6, 2003 runoff election by a vote count of (136,618 votes for Bill White) to (81,830 votes for Orlando Sanchez) respectively. By defeating Sanchez, Bill White earned the right to serve his first term as Houston’s mayor.



LEE P. BROWN WON IN 2001


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In the Tuesday, November 6, 2001 City of Houston Mayoral Election, five candidates lined up to prevent Mayor Lee P. Brown from serving his third and final term as Houston’s mayor. Orlando Sanchez was successful in forcing a runoff with the incumbent mayor by receiving (115,967) votes to Mayor Brown’s (125,282) votes at the end of the night. Luis Ralph Ullrich, Jr. received (572) votes, Anthony M. Dutrow (235), Larry J. Devoy (488), and Chris Bell received 45,739 votes to finish the night of voting. 


Mayor Lee P. Brown went on to defeat Orlando Sanchez in the Saturday, December 1, 2001 runoff election by a final vote tally of (165,866 votes for Mayor Lee P. Brown) to (155,162 votes for Orlando Sanchez) respectively.



LEE P. BROWN WON IN 1999


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In the Tuesday, November 2, 1999 City of Houston Mayoral Election, two candidates challenged Mayor Lee P. Brown in an effort to prevent him from serving his second term as Houston’s mayor. However, Brown beat back his opponents by receiving (139,150) votes. Jack Terence received (47,887) votes, and Outlaw Josey Wales, IV finished off the night with (19,741) votes.



LEE P. BROWN WON IN 1997


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In the Tuesday, November 4, 1997 City of Houston Mayoral Election, eight candidates faced off for the open mayoral seat. Lee P. Brown and Rob Mosbacher made the runoff by receiving (132,324 votes for Brown) and (90,320 votes for Mosbacher) respectively. Richard E. Barry, Helen Huey, Gracie Saenz (21,950), George Greanias (53,115), Bernard E. Calkins, and Jean-Claude Lanau were also in the race. 


Lee P. Brown went on to defeat Rob Mosbacher in the Saturday, December 6, 1997 runoff election. Lee P. Brown received (156,307 votes) to Mosbacher’s (140,449 votes) to earn the right to serve his first term as Houston’s first and only African American mayor.



BOB LANIER WON IN 1995


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In the Tuesday, November 7, 1995 City of Houston Mayoral Election, two candidates challenged Mayor Bob Lanier in an effort to prevent him from serving his third and final term as Houston’s mayor. However, Mayor Bob Lanier received (104,222) votes to beat back his opponents without a runoff. Elizabeth Spates finished with (10,456) votes, and Dave Wilson finished the night off with 11,403 votes.



BOB LANIER WON IN 1993


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In the Tuesday, November 2, 1993 City of Houston Mayoral Election, four candidates challenged Mayor Bob Lanier in an effort to prevent him from serving his second term as Houston’s mayor. However, Bob Lanier defeated his opponents by receiving (169,752) votes to avoid a runoff. Brian A. Bowen received (9,705) votes, Luis Ralph Ullrich, Jr. (4,613), Jerry Freiwirth (2,713), and James Partsch-Galvan received 161 votes to finish off the night.



BOB LANIER WON IN 1991


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In the Tuesday, November 5, 1991 City of Houston Mayoral Election, Mayor Kathryn J. “Kathy” Whitmire lost her seat by finishing third, behind Bob Lanier, and Sylvester Turner in her bid to serve a sixth term as Houston’s mayor. Bob Lanier made the runoff election by receiving (138,096) votes, to Sylvester Turner’s (113,782) votes. Mayor Whitmire could only muster (63,631) votes as election night voting closed. Willie M. Reid received (787) votes to round out the field that night. 


Bob Lanier went on to defeat Sylvester Turner in the Saturday, December 7, 1991 runoff election. Lanier received (152,792) votes, to Sylvester Turner’s (135,173) votes to earn the right to serve his first term as Houston’s mayor.



KATHY WHITMIRE WON IN 1989


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In the Tuesday, November 7, 1989 City of Houston Mayoral Election, Mayor Kathryn J. “Kathy” Whitmire received (176,342) votes to avoid a runoff by beating back five candidates seeking to prevent her from serving her fifth term as Houston’s mayor. “Shelby” B. Oringderff received (2,018) votes, Fred Hofheinz (89,971), Rosie Walker (4,667), Greg Rosenberg (856), and Ted G. Walker finished the night with 5,615 votes.



KATHY WHITMIRE WON IN 1987


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In the Tuesday, November 3, 1987 City of Houston Mayoral Election, Mayor Kathryn J. “Kathy” Whitmire received (168,656) votes to fend off six challengers seeking to prevent her from serving her fourth term as Houston’s mayor. Richard “Dick” Diamond received (13,628) votes, “Shelby” B. Oringderff (4,853), Bill Anderson (27,254), Mary J. Pritchard (5,296), Glenn Edward Arnett, Jr. (6,977), and Don W. Gell finished the night with 2,807 votes.



KATHY WHITMIRE WON IN 1985


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In the Tuesday, November 5, 1985 City of Houston Mayoral Election, Mayor Kathryn J. “Kathy” Whitmire held off a stiff challenge from Louie Welch and four other candidates seeking to prevent her from serving her third term as Houston’s mayor. Mayor Whitmire finished the night with (200,868) votes to avoid a runoff. Louie Welch finished a distant second with (138,588) votes. John McCabe received (565) votes, Willie Mae Reid (398), L.B. “Lock” Chambers (266), and Susan Director finished the night off by receiving 430 votes.