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Turner announces run for Mayor

HOUSTON – Representative Sylvester Turner announced last week he will be on the ballot for the upcoming election for Houston’s mayor.

The text of the message follows:

“Today I am announcing my candidacy for Mayor of Houston. I would be deeply honored by your vote.

I am running for mayor to bring more opportunities to Houston’s middle class families – because Houston works best when it works for all of us.

We all need smoother streets. But we also need to build better roads to the future for so many of our young people who lack the skills to get good jobs and the financial ability to attend a four-year college.

I know we can do both.

That’s why I intend to launch a new Road to the Future initiative, to give young Houstonians a combination of vocational and life skills they need to become employable and on-the-job training repairing Houston’s streets and roads.

And that’s just the start. With your help, we can improve our roads, make our neighborhoods safer, support our public schools and give working people in Houston a better chance to get ahead.

Please mark your calendar for our campaign kickoff at 11:00 a.m. on March 28 at Minute Maid Park.

Houston is a great city – and, together, we can make great things happen. Please join our campaign. Thank you.

Warmest regards,

– Sylvester”