John Whitmire

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John Whitmire
63rd Mayor of Houston
Assumed office
January 2, 2024
Preceded bySylvester Turner
Member of the Texas Senate
from the 15th district
In office
January 11, 1983 – December 31, 2023
Preceded byJack Ogg
Succeeded byVacant
Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from the 82nd district
In office
January 9, 1973 – January 11, 1983
Preceded byBill Heatley
Succeeded byNolan Robnett
Personal details
John Harris Whitmire

(1949-08-13) August 13, 1949 (age 74)
Hillsboro, Texas, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Rebecca Dalby
(m. 1976, divorced)
RelativesKathy Whitmire (former sister-in-law)
EducationUniversity of Houston (BA, JD)

John Harris Whitmire (born August 13, 1949)[1] is an American attorney and politician who is the 63rd Mayor of Houston since 2024. He was a member of the Texas Senate from 1983 until 2023. He was a member of the Texas House of Representatives from 1973 through 1982. He also served as the Acting Governor of Texas in 1993[2] He is a member of the Democratic Party.

In November 2021, Whitmire announced his candidacy for mayor of Houston in the 2023 election.[3] In November 2023, he advanced to a runoff with Representative Sheila Jackson Lee. He won the runoff on December 9, 2023.

References[change | change source]

  1. Texas Department of State Health Services, Vital Records. "Birth Certificate for John Harris Whitmire" (Third party index of birth records for Hill County). Retrieved December 19, 2006.[dead link]
  2. "Governor John Whitmire" (PDF). Legislative Reference Library.
  3. Barragán, James (November 18, 2021). "State Sen. John Whitmire announces he will run for Houston mayor in 2023". The Texas Tribune. Retrieved December 31, 2021.