Annise Parker

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Annise Parker
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Mayor of Houston
In office
Years in position 4
Base salary$209,000
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedDecember 12, 2009
Next generalNovember 5, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
City Controller
City Council
Bachelor'sRice University
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Campaign website
Annise Parker is the current Mayor of Houston, Texas. She was first elected on November 5, 2009, and was sworn into office on January 2, 2010. She won reelection in 2011 and 2013. Before becoming Mayor, Parker served as Houston's City Controller from 2004-2010 and sat on the Houston City Council from 1998-2004.[1]


Parker was born in Houston. She earned a B.A. in anthropology, sociology, and psychology in 1978 from Rice University.[1][2]


Below is an abbreviated outline of Parker's political career:[1]

  • 1998-2004: Houston City Council Member
  • 2004-2010: Houston City Controller
  • 2010-Present: Mayor of Houston


Parker was reelected as Mayor of Houston on November 5, 2013.[3]

Houston, Texas Mayoral Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAnnise Parker Incumbent 57.2% 97,165
     Democratic Ben Hall 27.6% 46,828
     Republican Eric Dick 10.8% 18,320
     Green Party Don Cook 1% 1,722
     Other Keryl Burgess Douglass 0.7% 1,196
     Socialist Party Michael Fitzsimmons 0.7% 1,183
     Other Victoria Lane 1.1% 1,786
     Other Derek A. Jenkins 0.5% 824
     Other Charyl Drab 0.5% 771
Total Votes 169,795


Parker is married to Kathy Hubbard with whom she has three daughters and a son.[1]

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Preceded by
Bill White
Mayor of Houston
Succeeded by