Today I endorsed Sylvester Turner for Mayor of Houston because Sylvester is the best-qualified candidate to lead our city forward.

Sylvester has been intricately involved in balancing five, tough statewide budgets – he is tested and ready to pass responsible budgets for the City of Houston. He doesn’t rely on gimmicks – he does the hard work of bringing all stakeholders to the table, rolling up his sleeves and asking his colleagues to join him in surrendering hard positions to reach a result that is good for everyone.

Sylvester has also been a forceful advocate for Houston in our state legislature and has a solid understanding of what needs to happen at the local level.

Most of all, I have to support a mayor who will continue to make economic opportunity available to all Houstonians. That’s what will continue to make our city strong now and well into the future.

Join me in supporting Sylvester Turner for mayor by voting early between now and December 8 or by voting on Election Day — Saturday, December 12.