March 10: Ben Hall runs for mayor

By Khambrel Marshall - Meteorologist, 'Newsmakers' Host

HOUSTON - Former Houston City Attorney Ben Hall has officially kicked off his campaign for Houston mayor.

On this week's Houston Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall, former City Attorney Ben Hall says the city of Houston is too important to continue to be managed by a mayor with no vision for the future. Hall said, "I've always felt that the highest and best calling of human existence is to serve others. I believe that is the preamble of  'love your neighbor as you love yourself,' that there's not a self-centered view of life, that it always takes into consideration the neighborhood and other people and because of that I always knew my mission in life would be to serve others."

When asked what he could do to persuade voters to vote for him while the city is basking in glowing accolades from across the country and the world, he said policies of the future would be the key and that he has the right ideas. Tune in for an interesting exchange and background from the man who hopes to be the next mayor.

Also this week, one week into the sequester cuts, southeast Texas is not yet feeling strong impacts but that could change. University of Houston economics Professor Steven Craig and former Texas Southern Political Science Department Chairman Franklin Jones join Khambrel to talk about some of the economic and political realities Houstonians can expect to face as a result of the cuts.

And in Houston Newsmakers Extra, Craig and Jones continue their discussion after their segment and reveal insightful information about the various challenges all Texans and Americans will face as political gridlock continues to influence our economic growth. 

Watch Houston Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall Sunday at 10 a.m., right after Meet the Press with David Gregory.


More Information:

  • Ben Hall,
  • Professor Steven Craig, Ph.D., University of Houston Dept of Economics, 713-748-0923,
  • Professor Franklin Jones, Ph.D., chairman, (ret) Department of Political Science 713-313-7011,

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