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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.

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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State Sen. John Whitmire displays bipartisan support while launching bid for Houston mayor

Posted on · Whitmire, the longest-tenured member of the Texas Senate, has joined a Houston mayoral race that includes Amanda K. Edwards, Chris Hollins and Lee Kaplan.