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  • Sylvester Turner is sworn in as Mayor of Houston by Judge Vanessa Gilmore as his daughter Ashley holds the bible at Jones Hall January 4, 2016. (photo by Richard Carson)

 (Photo Credit: Richard Carson)
    Sylvester Turner is sworn in as Mayor of Houston by Judge Vanessa Gilmore as his daughter Ashley holds the bible at Jones Hall January 4, 2016. (photo by Richard Carson) (Photo Credit: Richard Carson)
  • Sylvester Turner is sworn in as Mayor of Houston by Judge Vanessa Gilmore as his daughter Ashley holds the bible at Jones Hall January 4, 2016. (photo by Richard Carson)

 (Photo Credit: Richard Carson)
    Sylvester Turner is sworn in as Mayor of Houston by Judge Vanessa Gilmore as his daughter Ashley holds the bible at Jones Hall January 4, 2016. (photo by Richard Carson) (Photo Credit: Richard Carson)
  • Sylvester Turner waves to the crowd after being sworn in as Mayor of Houston with his daughter Ashley by his side at Jones Hall January 4, 2016. (photo by Richard Carson)

 (Photo Credit: Richard Carson)
    Sylvester Turner waves to the crowd after being sworn in as Mayor of Houston with his daughter Ashley by his side at Jones Hall January 4, 2016. (photo by Richard Carson) (Photo Credit: Richard Carson)
  • Mayor Sylvester Turner gives a thumbs up after his inaugural address at Jones Hall January 4, 2016.  His daughter Ashley is on his left Judge Vanessa Gilmore is the background. (photo by Richard Carson)

 (Photo Credit: Richard Carson)
    Mayor Sylvester Turner gives a thumbs up after his inaugural address at Jones Hall January 4, 2016. His daughter Ashley is on his left Judge Vanessa Gilmore is the background. (photo by Richard Carson) (Photo Credit: Richard Carson)
  • Sylvester Turner, the new Mayor of Houston, swears in members of City Council at Jones Hall January 4, 2016. (photo by Richard Carson)

 (Photo Credit: Richard Carson)
    Sylvester Turner, the new Mayor of Houston, swears in members of City Council at Jones Hall January 4, 2016. (photo by Richard Carson) (Photo Credit: Richard Carson)
  • Mayor Sylvester Turner delivers his inaugural address to  the crowd at Jones Hall in Houston Monday, January 4, 2016. (photo by Richard Carson)

 (Photo Credit: Richard Carson)
    Mayor Sylvester Turner delivers his inaugural address to the crowd at Jones Hall in Houston Monday, January 4, 2016. (photo by Richard Carson) (Photo Credit: Richard Carson)
  • Mayor Sylvester Turner delivers his inaugural address after he was sworn in as Mayor of Houston at Jones Hall January 4, 2016. (photo by Richard Carson)

 (Photo Credit: Richard Carson)
    Mayor Sylvester Turner delivers his inaugural address after he was sworn in as Mayor of Houston at Jones Hall January 4, 2016. (photo by Richard Carson) (Photo Credit: Richard Carson)
  • Sylvester Turner newly elected Mayor of the City of Houston photographed at City Hall December 15  2015.  (photo by Richard Carson)

 (Photo Credit: Richard Carson)
    Sylvester Turner newly elected Mayor of the City of Houston photographed at City Hall December 15 2015. (photo by Richard Carson) (Photo Credit: Richard Carson)
Mayor-Elect Sylvester Turner and new city council members took their oaths of office on Monday, January 4, 2016.
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