Politics & Govt
Mayor-elect John Whitmire prioritizes public safety in Houston, with plans to increase police count and interdepartmental efforts against crime. His broader vision includes economic and infrastructural development amidst budget constraints.
Chris Hollins wins the Houston city controller runoff election against Orlando Sanchez. He will oversee the city's finances and becomes the youngest and first African American former Interim Clerk to manage Houston’s fiscal health.
John Whitmire Secures Houston Mayor's Seat, Leaving Texas Senate Position Open for First Time in 40 Years
Senator John Whitmire won Houston's mayoral race, leading to a special election for his long-held Senate seat. The low-engagement race saw demographic advantages for Whitmire and controversies for opponent Jackson Lee.