Houston

Fourteen years ago (give or take a month), Annise Parker arrived at her victory celebration after being elected to Houston City Council:

Being preoccupied with my final year of law school in 1997, I wasn’t the most useful of her campaign workers – but I am still proud to have been even an ever-so-minor part of that campaign.

Tonight:

Annise Parker is leading in her quest to stay Houston’s mayor, but two incumbents could be heading to a run-off election.

Mayor Parker, who was facing five challengers in the race, is leading the pack with 51 percent of the votes. The challenger with the highest votes is Fernando Herrera, who is trailing with 14 percent of the votes.

On Tuesday night, Parker claimed victory.

“I want to thank the voters of Houston for giving me two more years in a job that I love,” Parker told her supporters at her watch party at Minute Maid Park.

 

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