1997 Houston mayoral election

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Houston mayoral election, 1997

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Nominee Lee Brown Robert Mosbacher George Greanias
First round vote 126,547 90,004 52,937
First round percentage 41% 29% 17%
Runoff vote 156,169 140,321
Runoff percentage 53% 47%

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Nominee Gracie Saenz
First round vote 21,752
First round percentage 7%

Mayor before election

Bob Lanier
Democratic

Elected Mayor

Lee Brown
Democratic

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[edit]

Results[edit]

Houston mayoral election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
None Lee Brown 126,547 41%
None Robert Mosbacher 90,004 29%
None George Greanias 52,937 17%
None Gracie Saenz 21,752 7%
None Helen Huey 10,775 4%
None Richard Barry 3,739 1%
Houston mayoral election, 1997 Run-off
Party Candidate Votes % ±
None Lee Brown 156,169 53%
None Robert Mosbacher 140,321 47%