|Mayor of Houston|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||December 12, 2009|
|Next general||November 5, 2015|
|Birthday||May 17, 1956|
|Place of birth||Houston, Texas|
In September 2014, Parker was listed as one of 26 finalist for "best mayor in the world" in an international contest sponsored by the City Mayors Foundation.
Below is an abbreviated outline of Parker's political career:
- 2010-Present: Mayor of Houston
- 2004-2010: Houston City Controller
- 1998-2004: Houston City Council Member
In October 2014, Parker called for reforms to existing drug policy and laws in the United States, saying, "We have seen over and over again that outright prohibition doesn’t work. We saw that in the 20’s when the prohibition in this country fueled the rise of organized crime. At the same time we don’t want in any way to send a message that illegal drugs are approved or appropriate but we need to figure out a way to go to managing these drugs rather than simply saying, ‘Don’t do it’ or ‘We are going to treat all illegal drugs the same." Parker then went on to elaborate on these comments by stating, "What you see again in America is beginning to have an adult conversation in many places about marijuana and once that works its way through the justice system across America, through our state legislatures and I think that ... well, it’s not going to happen quickly ... I think, too, that public opinion is going to shift on marijuana and then it will be decriminalized in most states. There are still lots and lots of drugs out there that…Kush, for example, is one where if you are considering pot you are not likely to go out and disturb other people. The first time you indulge in “potpourri” or Kush or so-called synthetic marijuana you could very well go out in a psychotic state and injure yourself or others and you have to make a distinction between different types of drugs and the impact they have on people."
Parker was reelected as Mayor of Houston on November 5, 2013.
Parker is married to Kathy Hubbard with whom she has three daughters and a son.
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Annise + Parker + Houston"
- All stories may not be relevant due to the nature of the search engine.
- City of Houston, "Office of the Mayor: About," accessed on August 5, 2014.
- Houston Business Journal, "Houston's Annise Parker in the running for World's Best Mayor," September 25, 2014
- Rice University: News, "Rice Alumna Annise Parker elected Houston Mayor," December 13, 2009
- Chron, "Annise Parker: Time to rethink drug laws," October 14, 2014
- Harris County Elections, "Cumulative Report - General Election - November 5, 2013"
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