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State Rep. Turner: Endorsements For Houston Mayor Help With Latino Voters

State Representative and Houston mayoral candidate Sylvester Turner announced the endorsements of three Houston-area lawmakers Friday. He hopes it will increase his appeal to the city’s Latino voters.



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State Rep. Ana Hernandez (D), speaks at a news conference to endorse State Rep. Sylvester Turner (D), for Houston mayor (far right). Also pictured are State Rep. Armand Walle, (D), (2nd from left) and Tim Dinh, representing state Rep. Hubert Vo, (D).

Democratic state Reps. Armando Walle, Ana Hernandez and Hubert Vo announced their support for Sylvester Turner, widely considered a front-runner in the race for mayor of Houston.

 “I’ve seen his leadership in the state House,” Hernandez said. “I know that he’ll bring that same skill set to the city of Houston, to City Hall, and our city will be better for that.”

Turner said he’s happy to have the support of three lawmakers who represent diverse communities. It’s noteworthy that two of them are Latinos in a race in which one of Turner’s most serious challenger could be Latino.

But of course, Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia still hasn’t said whether or not he’s running.

Either way, Turner said Hispanic votes are very important to him.

“It is the leading majority in the city of Houston,” he said. “This is the most diverse city in the country. And I think it is important to have representation at all levels of governance.”

Also vying for that vote in the Nov. 3 election are declared candidates Chris Bell, Stephen Costello, Ben Hall, Marty McVey, Bill King and Joe Ferreira.

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