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The Houston Mayoral Election of 1997 took place on November 4, 1997 to elect the successor to term limited Mayor Bob Lanier. With no candidate receiving a majority of the votes, a run-off was held on December 6, 1997. The ultimate result was Lee Brown winning the election. The election was officially non-partisan.

Candidates

Results

Houston mayoral election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Nonpartisan Lee Brown 126,547 41%
Nonpartisan Robert Mosbacher 90,004 29%
Nonpartisan George Greanias 52,937 17%
Nonpartisan Gracie Saenz 21,752 7%
Nonpartisan Helen Huey 10,775 4%
Nonpartisan Richard Barry 3,739 1%
Houston mayoral election, 1997 Run-off
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Nonpartisan Lee Brown 156,169 53%
Nonpartisan Robert Mosbacher 140,321 47%
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