Meet the Candidates for Houston’s Next Mayor

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Houston’s Mayoral campaign has begun. This global city faces new challenges in the areas of public policies, urban re-structuring, budget, environment and transportation.

Referring to this metropolis, Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research notes that “no city more clearly exemplifies the trends that are rapidly refashioning the social and political landscape across all of urban America.”
The elections to be held on November 3, include seven men who are willing to replace Annise Parker in office. The seven candidates are: the former Sheriff of Harris County, Adrian García; attorney and the 2013, former candidate for Major, Ben Hall; former Mayor of Kemah, Bill King; former Congressman and Councilor, Chris Bell; entrepreneur, Marty McVey; State Representative Sylvester Turner and Councilman Stephen Costello.
In order to better introduce you to them, ConnexionW asked the each of the candidates the same question: “In 20 words or less, what would you like to accomplish during your term in office?
Here are their answers:

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By Alba Malaver

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