Election Day changes the face of Houston City Council

HOUSTON - The results are in and election night has created a lot of changes and potential shifts in how the city of Houston government will operate.

Mayor Annise Parker was greeted by a round of applause and hugs when she returned to City Hall Wednesday after fending off eight challengers to win a third and final term in office.

However, runoff races will be needed to determine the winners of five city council seats, and one incumbent, District F council member Al Hoang, was defeated.

While there will be a mix of new and familiar faces on city council, Mayor Parker doesn't believe there will be many changes because Houston has a strong-mayor form of government.

She says candidates who ran on making big changes will find they will have to prioritize their agenda.

"What we ask is that they identify their priorities and what they're interested in doing to make those priorities happen," said Mayor Parker.

The runoff election is expected to be scheduled on Saturday, December14.

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