Bio: Sylvester Turner

HOUSTON - All seven candidates will face off in the KPRC 2 & Telemundo Houston 'Decision 2015: Houston Mayoral Debate' on Friday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m.

Sylvester Turner recently completed his 26th year in the Texas Legislature, where he fought every day for children, seniors and everyone in between.

Texas Monthly again named him one of its top 10 legislators.

Sylvester was raised in the Acres Homes community and lives there today. Sylvester graduated from Klein High School, the University of Houston and Harvard Law School before joining the law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski.

He founded the law firm of Barnes and Turner in 1983, where he works today. He also owns American Title.

His daughter Ashley runs a non-profit health clinic.

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