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The Houston Mayoral Election of 2009 took place on November 3, 2009, to elect the successor to incumbent Mayor Bill White. White was ineligible for re-election, having served three terms. The race is officially nonpartisan. After no candidate received a majority of the votes, the top two candidates - City Controller Annise Parker and former City Attorney Gene Locke - faced each other in a runoff election on December 12, 2009. On November 11, Brown publicly endorsed former opponent Annise Parker in the Mayor's race.[1] Annise Parker won the run-off and is now the mayor of Houston.

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Candidates

Candidates listed in order of how they appear on the official ballot.[2]

Houston mayoral candidates (from left to right) Gene Locke, Roy Morales, Annise Parker, and Peter Brown at a May 2009 debate.

Results

General Election

Houston mayoral election, 2009
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Nonpartisan Annise Parker 54,193 31%
Nonpartisan Gene Locke 45,954 26%
Nonpartisan Peter Brown 39,904 22%
Nonpartisan Roy Morales 35,925 20%
Nonpartisan Amanda Ulman 992 1%

Runoff Results

Houston mayoral election runoff, 2009
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Nonpartisan Annise Parker 81,743 53.60% +22.60%
Nonpartisan Gene Locke 70,770 46.40% +20.20%

Endorsements

Polling

Pre-Election polling

Source Error Margin Date Peter Brown (D) Gene Locke (D) Roy Morales (R) Annise Parker (D)
Houston Chronicle and Zogby International [3] +/- 4.1% October 18, 2009 23.8% 13.1% 6.7% 19.0%
11 News/ KUHF Houston Public Radio poll [4][5] +/- 4.2% October 27, 2009 24% 14% 5% 16%

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