2003 Houston mayoral election

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Houston mayoral election, 2003

← 2001 November 4 and December 6, 2003 2005 →
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Nominee Bill White Orlando Sanchez Sylvester Turner
First round vote 111,596 98,072 88,225
First round percentage 38% 34% 28%
Runoff vote 136,617 81,824
Runoff percentage 63% 37%

Mayor before election

Lee P. Brown
Democratic

Elected Mayor

Bill White
Democratic

The Houston Mayoral Election of 2003 took place to elect a successor to Mayor of Houston Lee Brown. An election was first held on November 4, 2003; as no candidate received a majority of the votes a runoff election was held on December 6, 2003 and resulted in the election of Former Deputy Secretary of Energy Bill White. The election was non-partisan.

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Houston mayoral election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±
None Bill White 111,596 38%
None Orlando Sanchez 98,072 34%
None Sylvester Turner 88,225 28%
Houston mayoral election, 2003 Run-Off
Party Candidate Votes % ±
None Bill White 136,617 63%
None Orlando Sanchez 81,824 37%

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