Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo is set to formally endorse Democratic Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee for mayor of Houston.
Hidalgo is expected to make the official announcement at an event in Mickey Leland Memorial Park on Thursday.
The Harris County judge has a strained relationship with Jackson Lee’s main rival for the seat, State Sen. John Whitmire. Whitmire declined to support Hidalgo during her run for re-election last year, even though both are Democrats. Earlier this week, Whitmire announced an endorsement from former Congressman Gene Green.
Some of the more notable candidates include: Lee, Whitmire, attorney Lee Kaplan, former METRO board chair Gilbert Garcia, current council member Robert Gallegos, former council member Amanda Edwards.
This is the last year of Mayor Sylvester Turner’s second term. Election Day for mayor is November 7.