Texas lawmaker John Whitmire tops Sheila Jackson Lee in runoff election for Houston's next mayor

Posted on AllSides December 9th, 2023
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Texas Sen. John Whitmire is projected to be Houston's next mayor after beating his opponent, U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, in a special runoff election on Saturday. Whitmire inherits a city facing many challenges, including crime, crumbling infrastructure, and potential budget shortfalls. But despite these issues, booming growth over the last decade has turned the nation's fourth-largest city into an expanding stronghold for Texas Democrats. Jackson Lee and Whitmire, both Democrats, made it to Saturday's runoff after breezing past a crowded field of nearly 20 candidates in the Nov. 7...

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