Posted by: jamesvw | November 11, 2009

**Updated** December 12 – Houston Mayoral Runoff

Dec. 12 – Houston Mayoral Runoff

**UPDATE – November 11** The candidate who finished third in the initial election, Peter Brown, a Houston City Councilman who received over 30,000 votes, has endorsed Annise Parker. Read the story here.

Also, Houston voters will be deciding the runoff for Houston City Controller, the second highest elected position. City councilmen Ronald Green and MJ Khan are on the ballot. Read about the race here.**UPDATE**

After a hard-fought election and after seeing the field narrowed to two with an initial vote on November 3, Houston voters go back to the polls to pick their new mayor on December 12. This election is non-partisan.3389046866_c642884f48

Click here to receive your absentee ballot for this race.

The top vote-getter in the initial election is Annise Parker, currently Houston’s City Controller. If elected, Parker would be the first openly gay leader of the city.  To learn more about her, visit her website.

The second candidate is Gene Locke. Formerly Houston’s City Attorney, he is now in private practice. Visit his website here.

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