During a private session with the Black Press, State Rep. Sylvester Turner announced his candidacy for the Mayor of Houston.
The meeting was informal but served as a informational address about his plans for a future mayoral race.
Education, road repair, transportation, economic mobility are his key campaign targets.
“We need programs for the kids,” said Turner. “We need summer programs and jobs for them.”
Rep. Turner is ready to expand his territory using the Prayer of Jabez as his catalyst.
“I want to place myself in a better position to serve others,” said Turner.
He wants to bring results to Houston. After 31 years in business within the city he is poised to facilitate a better relationship between the head of the city and the people.
“The Mayor is the CEO and has to be hands on and bring something to the table,” said Turner. “I understand the budgetary process, I want to be the type of man that is accessible.”
To all his constituents he expressed that he is not stepping away from them but expanding his territory to better serve them.
“When I’m in Austin, I’m usually working on city issues more than state issues. I’m just placing myself in a better position to serve.”
Better jobs,safer communities, roads, infrastructure and better city finance are a top priority for Turner while he steps up to take on his candidacy as Mayor.
This will be Turner’s last political office he will be seeking.
Check out the full story in the print edition of The Houston Sun.