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  Parker, Annise
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NameAnnise Parker
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Houston, Texas , United States
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Born May 17, 1956 (63 years)
ContributorDFWDem
Last ModifedDon't Tase Me, Bro!
Jan 06, 2010 01:46pm
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InfoAnnise’s roots in Houston run deep. She was born and raised here, as were her parents – who met as students at the University of Houston. She grew up in Spring Branch, and attended public schools. Annise’s mother worked as a bookkeeper, and her father worked for the Red Cross. He moved the family to the U. S. Army base in Mannheim, Germany for two years when Annise was 15. There, Annise earned a membership in the National Honor Society and served as president of the Red Cross youth service organization – volunteering as a candy-striper at the base hospital and working in the base library. Annise earned a National Merit scholarship to Rice University in 1974, and worked several jobs to pay for her room and board. She graduated in 1978, beginning a 20-year career in the oil and gas industry – 18 of them at Houston’s Mosbacher Energy.

At every step of the way, Annise has worked hard to make our city better and improve the quality of life for Houstonians. Annise served six years as an at-large member of Houston City Council, winning key fights to improve our city government and our quality of life – creating the city’s $20 million Rainy Day Fund, a civic art program, tighter regulations for inner city development and the city’s non-discrimination policy. Annise was recognized as “Council Member of the Year ” by the Houston Police Officers Union and earned the “Distinguished Local Elected Official Award ” from the Texas Recreation and Park Society. A lifelong community servant, Annise serves on the Board of Directors of the Holocaust Museum Houston and Girls Inc. and the Advisory Boards of the Houston Zoo, the Montrose Counseling Center, Bering Omega Community Services and Trees for Houston. Annise is also involved in historic preservation efforts in Houston, and received the “Good Brick Award ” from the Greater Houston Preservation Alliance for her restoration of historic properties in the Old Sixth Ward. Annise and her life partner, Kathy Hubbard, have been together since 1990. They have two children.

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  11/05/2013 Houston Mayor Won 56.82% (+28.67%)
  11/08/2011 Houston Mayor Won 50.78% (+36.13%)
  12/12/2009 Houston Mayor Run-Off Won 52.80% (+5.61%)
  11/03/2009 Houston Mayor Won 30.49% (+4.63%)
  11/06/2007 Houston City Controller Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/2005 Houston City Controller Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  12/06/2003 Houston City Controller - Runoff Won 62.05% (+24.10%)
  11/04/2003 Houston City Controller Won 41.73% (+21.75%)
  11/06/2001 Houston City Council At-Large 1 Won 50.67% (+22.94%)
  11/02/1999 Houston City Council At-Large 1 Won 63.23% (+26.46%)
  12/04/1997 Houston City Council At-Large 1 - Runoff Won 57.90% (+15.80%)
  11/04/1997 Houston City Council At-Large 1 Won 20.11% (+0.00%)
  01/21/1995 Houston City Council At-Large 4 - Special Election Lost 10.74% (-22.93%)
  11/05/1991 Houston City Council District C Lost 23.38% (-53.24%)
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  03/02/2017 US Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Lost 0.00% (-58.59%)
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TX US President - D Primary - Mar 03, 2020 D Pete Buttigieg
DNC Party Chair - Feb 25, 2017 D Thomas E. Perez
CA District 24 - Open Primary - Jun 07, 2016 D Helene Schneider
TX US President - D Primary - Mar 01, 2016 D Hillary Clinton
Houston TX Mayor - Runoff - Dec 12, 2015 D Sylvester Turner