Sylvester Turner (born September 27, 1954) is an American politician. He is the 62nd and current Mayor of Houston, Texas. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Turner was a member of the Texas House of Representatives from 1989 until 2016. Turner ran for mayor of Houston in 1991, losing in the runoff election to Bob Lanier.
|62nd Mayor of Houston|
|Assumed office |
January 2, 2016
|Preceded by||Annise Parker|
|Member of the Texas House of Representatives|
from the 139th district
January 10, 1989 – January 2, 2016
|Preceded by||Clint Hackney|
|Succeeded by||Jarvis Johnson|
|Born||September 27, 1954|
Houston, Texas, U.S.
(m. 1983; div. 1991)
|Education||University of Houston (BA)|
Harvard University (JD)
- "Rep. Sylvester Turner". Texas House of Representatives. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
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