Annise Parker wins in landslide mayoral race
As the early votes began to trickle in Tuesday night, incumbent mayor Annise Parker was announced the winner of the 2013 mayoral election.
Lead opponent and Democrat Ben Hall conceded late Tuesday night, while Republican attorney Eric Dick came in a “distant” third, according to the Houston Chronicle. The other six candidates received a small fraction of the vote.
Proposition 2, which proposed a $217 million bond to reuse and renovate the Astrodome, barely failed, and the so called “eighth wonder of the world” will likely be demolished. The nine state propositions passed.
Incumbent city controller Ronald Green was reported to have won against opponent Bill Frazer. Incumbent Houston School Board members Anna Eastman and Harvin Moore will also retain their positions.
This year’s election pulled a high number of early voters and 20 percent of registered voters at the polls on Tuesday, according to Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart in an article with the the Houston Chronicle.
This will be Parker’s final term as mayor, beginning January 2014.