Annise Parker

News & Politics |
March 6, 2014

Fire Fight

How Houston mayor Annise Parker’s nasty battle with the firefighters’ pension fund could affect the fate of Texas’s largest city.

January 21, 2013

HPD Crime Lab To Be Revamped?

Houston Mayor Annise Parker suggested making the city's crime lab independent and adding a Innocence Project representative to the board overseeing it.

Politics & Policy |
May 17, 2010

Rasmussen: Perry 51, White 38

The numbers speak for themselves. We are seeing an instant replay of the Republican primary. Another Perry opponent has been unable to find a theme that resonates with the voters. Meanwhile, Perry has found a strange political bedfellow–Anise Parker, White’s successor as mayor–who delivered Perry manna from heaven: the devastating

Politics & Policy |
March 1, 2010

Out and About

Annise Parker, the newly elected mayor of Houston, is ready to discuss any of the challenges facing her city. That will happen as soon as everyone else is ready to stop talking about her sexuality.

Politics & Policy |
December 13, 2009

Parker elected Houston mayor

Annise Parker won the runoff with 52.78% of the vote to Gene Locke’s 47.22%, amounting to an 11,000 vote margin [This is the corrected tally; see “What was Parker’s final margin?” above]. She grabbed the lead with the early vote and kept it to the end. A late poll supposedly

Politics & Policy |
November 14, 2009

Houston mayor’s race poll: Parker +4

Note to readers: Bill King, who had considered running for mayor but decided not to make the race, has sent his considerable e-mail list the results of the first known post-election poll. This is his report. My comments follow the asterisks, below: Gene Locke's campaign has released the first poll

Politics & Policy |
November 13, 2009

Is Hotze playing in the Houston mayor’s race?

My Houston-based colleague Mimi Swartz forwarded to me this e-mail from Carl Whitmarsh, a local Democratic blogger, to Arthur Schechter, a prominent Democratic fundraiser, concerning the mayoral runoff in Houston. I provide no warranties about its accuracy: Hotze, along with [political consultant] Allan Blakemore, are rumored to be heading up