1991 Houston mayoral election

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Houston mayoral election, 1991

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  Bob Lanier (1).jpg Sylvester Turner (32080635191) (a).jpg Kathy Whitmire (1).jpeg
Nominee Bob Lanier Sylvester Turner Kathy Whitmire
First round vote 138,096 113,782 63,613
First round percentage 44% 36% 20%
Runoff vote 152,792 135,173
Runoff percentage 53% 47%

Mayor before election

Kathy Whitmire
Democratic

Elected Mayor

Lee Brown
Democratic

The Houston Mayoral Election of 1991 took place on November 5, 1991. The race was officially non-partisan. Bob Lanier defeated five term incumbent mayor Kathy Whitmire. A run-off election was held on December 7, 1991.

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Houston mayoral election, 1991
Party Candidate Votes % ±
None Bob Lanier 138,096 44%
None Sylvester Turner 113,782 36%
None Kathy Whitmire 63,613 20%
Houston mayoral election, 1991 Run-off
Party Candidate Votes % ±
None Bob Lanier 152,792 53%
None Sylvester Turner 135,173 47%

Turner would later campaign in 2003 but took third place. He won the mayoral runoff on December 12, 2015.