Houston mayoral candidates from left to right: Jack Christie, John Whitmire, Gilbert Garcia, Robert Gallegos, and Lee Kaplan.

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Whitmire stresses experience, rivals focus on crime and budget solutions in last Houston mayoral debate before early voting starts

Posted on · State Senator John Whitmire continues to lead the field of Houston mayoral candidates, according to the most recent UH Hobby School survey of likely voters. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee missed the debate, tied up in Washington, D.C. with the fight to elect a new Speaker of the House.

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Houston city attorney mulling mayoral candidate complaints about John Whitmire’s campaign finances

Posted on · Gilbert Garcia and U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, in a pair of jointly written letters in recent weeks, claimed Whitmire is potentially violating city campaign finance laws. A campaign spokesperson for Whitmire, who is considered the frontrunner ahead of the Nov. 7 election, said it is in compliance with the law and called the complaints "desperate."

Participants in a forum of candidates for Houston mayor on June 12, 2023.

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Sheila Jackson Lee, John Whitmire flex fundraising muscles in Houston mayoral race

Posted on · Candidates for the Nov. 7 mayoral election in Houston filed semiannual campaign finance reports this week, and they show that the two candidates with the best name recognition also have been superior fundraisers.

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City Faces Lawsuits Over Post Oak Bus Lanes and Drainage Fee

Posted on · Earlier this month, a homeowner's association filed a lawsuit against METRO, the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County. The Cosmopolitan Condominium Association alleges the transportation agency isn't complying with a 2003 referendum voters passed in favor of adding light rail to Post Oak Boulevard. The suit alleges METRO running bus lanes along Post Oak puts […]

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