Houston Mayoral Candidate Forum #HYD2015

Another Mayoral Forum, another opportunity missed by the candidates to distinguish themselves from each other. This forum was geared toward young Latino voters; it was obvious from the packed auditorium and the questions directed to…

Houston Mayoral Forum Recap #Houston4All

Four candidates running to be the next mayor of Houston were invited to be participate in the Houston Mayoral Forum at the Ripley House hosted by the Texas Organizing Project (TOP) and Service Employees International…

KHOU Houston Mayoral Debate

Reflection on the Houston Mayoral Forum

Most of you will just want to know … who won last night? Well, I will start off with just that and then explain how I arrived at that reason. The answer is not that black and white.

In all honesty I believe Gene Locke and Annise Parker performed well tonight. Perhaps, Locke had a home field advantage … at times asserting himself with a confidence that did not seem to radiate from the other candidates.

Parker must be the default front-runner because Peter Brown and Roy Morales went after her aggressively.   She held her ground and sold the audience in her ability to manage the city. Parker was able to transcend racial boundaries and connect with the audience as well.