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Turner elected new Houston Mayor

Sylvester Turner gives a Victory Wave to his supporters last Saturday night at the George R. Brown Convention Center. (NORTHCHANNEL STAR PHOTOS/SPECIAL/BY ALLAN JAMAIL)
Sylvester Turner gives a Victory Wave to his supporters last Saturday night at the George R. Brown Convention Center. (NORTH CHANNEL STAR PHOTOS/SPECIAL/BY ALLAN JAMAIL)

In a close race, Sylvester Turner defeated Bill King last Saturday to become the first Houston mayor to serve a four year rather than a two year term. He will need to solve issues of pensions, potholes, and policing during his time in office.

Jubilant but concilitory in his acceptance speech, Turner said “Let’s everyone put the Election behind us and go to work for a better Houston.” A final count put 108,389 votes for Turner, 104,307 for King.

Sylvester Turner is a native of Acres Homes in the Northeast, but promises to represent everyone in the city equally.

Other winners included Chris Brown for Controller, and Rhonda Skillern-Jones for school board.