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Voters elect city’s first openly gay mayor

December 13, 2009

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— Annise Parker made history Saturday by becoming Houston’s first openly gay mayor, seizing 53.6 percent of the vote in the city’s hotly contested election.

“This election has changed the world for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community. Just as it is about transforming the lives of all Houstonians for the better, and that’s what my administration will be about,” Parker told supporters after former city attorney Gene Locke conceded defeat.

Of the more than 152,000 residents who turned out to cast ballots in the fourth largest U.S. city Saturday, 81,652 chose Parker — some 11,000 votes more than were placed for Locke.

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preebo 5 years, 5 months ago

I, for one, find this to be refreshing. Hopefully this will lead to a more representative government, representative of all people, including people that society insists on treating like second-class citizens.

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