HOUSTON – Area trial lawyers Tony Buzbee and Eric Dick will have another shot at running town hall. Elizabeth Markowitz, the lone Democrat competing for the HD 28 seat, will square off with a Republican opponent in a runoff election.
Mayor Sylvester Turner failed to capture the 50 percent needed to shake off Buzbee, falling short by just three percentage points. Buzbee captured 28 percent of the vote.
On Wednesday morning, Turner released the following statement:
"To those who voted for me, thank you. To those who did not, I will work hard to earn your votes.
"The good news about this runoff is that Houstonians have a very simple and very clear choice for mayor: An experienced leader who has been delivering for Houston for more than 30 years? Or a Donald Trump imitator who has no experience, no ideas and will say anything, do anything or spend anything to get elected?
"I trust Houstonians to make the right decision for our city."
On the night of the election, Buzbee gave a speech that can be viewed here.
Dick, who sits on the board of the Harris County Department of Education, will face Sallie Alcorn in the runoff for the fifth at-large council seat.
Markowitz and Republican Gary Gates were the top two finisher in the race to be the next representative of HD 28.