Election 2015

Adrian Garcia Faces Stunning Defeat In Houston Mayoral Race

Early voting results showed Garcia trailing frontrunners Sylvester Turner and Bill King, and things didn’t pick up from there.

Garcia said he’ll continue to be an active member of the community, but he didn’t specify whether he’d consider a future run for office.

“My commitment to you is that I will always begin and end with all of Houston as my guiding philosophy,” Garcia said. “Unfortunately, this was not my time to lead our city.”

Garcia made his concession speech to a room full of enthusiastic supporters. He resigned his post as sheriff earlier this year to run for mayor. Before that, he served as a Houston Police Officer and as a city councilmember. Early voting results showed Garcia trailing frontrunners Sylvester Turner and Bill King, and things didn’t pick up from there. In the end, Garcia remained positive.

“Together, Houston will continue to be the city of opportunity that it was for me,” he said.

Garcia said some of the top issues for the next mayor will be economic stability and improving community relations with law enforcement.

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