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How is Houston’s Mayoral Race Shaping Up?

Last Wednesday, Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia announced his candidacy for Houston Mayor. He joins an increasingly crowded race with: former Congressman and former Council Member Chris Bell, Council Member Stephen Costello, 2013 mayoral candidate Ben Hall, former two term mayor of Kemah and Houston Chronicle columnist Bill King, businessman Marty McVey, and State Representative […]

Last Wednesday, Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia announced his candidacy for Houston Mayor. He joins an increasingly crowded race with: former Congressman and former Council Member Chris Bell, Council Member Stephen Costello, 2013 mayoral candidate Ben Hall, former two term mayor of Kemah and Houston Chronicle columnist Bill King, businessman Marty McVey, and State Representative Sylvester Turner.

With the election now six months away, we discuss how it’s shaping up, and what issues may come to the forefront, on this edition of Houston Matters. We welcome your questions for Richard Murray, Professor of Political Science at the University of Houston.

MORE: How Does Garcia’s Announcement Affect The Houston Mayoral Race? (Houston Public Media, May 12, 2015)

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