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Special Election To Fill Council Member Larry Green’s Seat Will Be Held May 5

Green represented District K on Houston City Council from January 2012 until his death earlier this week

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Council Member and Vice Mayor Pro-Tem Jerry Davis (left) being comforted by a City Hall security officer, following the death of Council Member Larry Green

Houston will hold a special election Saturday, May 5 for City Council District K. That’s the seat of Council Member Larry Green, who died earlier this week.

Mayor Sylvester Turner said he’ll make the official announcement at a special City Council meeting March 20, “and then it’s going to be a short window, because I think Monday, March 26, 2018, is the last day to file for a place on the ballot.”

Council Member Amanda Edwards was one of many at Wednesday’s meeting who paid tribute to Green.

“He was a friend to all of us,” Edwards said, “and he was a true leader in the community. I don’t know very many people who loved the community the way that he did, and that the community responded to it in kind.”

Details of a memorial service for Green have yet to be announced.

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Andrew Schneider

Andrew Schneider

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Andrew heads Houston Public Media’s coverage of national, state, and local elections. He also reports on major policy issues before the Texas delegations in the U.S. House and Senate, as well as the Texas governorship, the state legislature, and county and city governments. Before taking up his current post, Andrew...

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