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Bill White (Texas)

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Bill White
Former candidate for governor of Texas
Defeated in 2010
William Howard "Bill" White (b. June 16, 1954) is a Texas Democrat and former mayor of Houston. White is a candidate for the 2010 Texas gubernatorial election. White was previously U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy under President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1995. He also belongs to the Council on Foreign Relations.

He attended Harvard on an American Legion Scholarship and returned home to Texas to attend law school. He was named editor-in-chief of the law review. After graduation, Bill joined Susman Godfrey, LLP in Houston. From 1979 to 1993, he practiced anti-trust law and litigation.

White is a native Texan and was raised in San Antonio by his two parents, both public school teachers. He and his wife, Andrea, have been heavily involved in education issues. With their three children, the Whites reside in Houston.


  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • Harvard University, B.A., magna cum laude


  • Council on Foreign Relations
  • Board of Directors for the Baylor College of Medicine
  • Greater Houston Partnership
  • Houston Quality of Life Coalition
  • Amazing Faiths Project of Houston



See also: Texas gubernatorial election, 2010 and Gubernatorial elections, 2010

On December 4th, 2009, Bill White declared his candidacy for the 2010 Texas Gubernatorial election. [1]

White faced Rick Perry (R), Deb Shafto (G), and Kathie Glass (L) in the general election on November 2, 2010.


In 2007, Governing magazine named White as one of nine "Public Officials of the Year" for his problem-solving approach, particularly in responding to challenges posed by the arrival of 100,000 people displaced by Hurricane Katrina.[2] Other honorees included Washington Governor Christine Gregoire and Speaker Fabian Núñez of the California State Assembly. Each year since 1994, Governing has selected a handful of state and local officials to honor for standout job performance. The Public Officials of the Year program "recognizes leaders from state, city and county government who exemplify the ideals of public service."[3]

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