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King to officially launch second campaign for mayor

February 11, 2019

Businessman Bill King is set to kick off his second campaign for mayor of Houston Monday, officially launching a challenge to Mayor Sylvester Turner, who narrowly beat him in a 2015 runoff.

King has said his campaign will focus on “cleaning up City Hall and getting the city back to basics.” Last month, he launched a petition drive to amend the city charter by temporarily blocking political donors from doing business with the city.

“Back to basics” was the theme of his 2015 campaign, too.

He is the second person planning to challenge Turner. Houston lawyer Tony Buzbee announced his bid last October.

King plans to announce his candidacy at the Wynden, in Houston’s Galleria area, following four community meetings held in neighborhoods across the city over the weekend.

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