As the 2023 election calendar draws to an end, we have a Saturday runoff election in Houston where voters will choose a new mayor, city controller, and fill any city council seats not decided in the November 7 general. Polls close at 7 p.m. (CST). We will have the election results below once they do.
In the mayoral race, the office is open since incumbent mayor Sylvester Turner is term-limited after serving two terms. Vying to replace him are U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee and state Sen. John Whitmire who advanced from the general after no candidate was able to achieve a 50%+1 majority of the vote. Though the race is technically nonpartisan, both candidates are well known Democrats with over 80 years of experience holding public office between them.
In other races, seven city council seats, including four of the five at-large seats, have gone to a runoff. The runoffs for at-large Position 4, District D, and District G all feature incumbents. The open race for Houston city controller has also gone to a runoff. The city controller serves as the chief financial officer for the city. That race features for Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins and former Houston city councilor Orlando Sanchez.