Houston mayoral election, 1997

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The Houston Mayoral Election of 1997 took place on November 4, 1997 to elect the successor to term limited Mayor Bob Lanier. With no candidate receiving a majority of the votes, a run-off was held on December 6, 1997. The ultimate result was Lee Brown winning the election. The election was officially non-partisan.



Houston mayoral election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
None Lee Brown 126,547 41%
None Robert Mosbacher 90,004 29%
None George Greanias 52,937 17%
None Gracie Saenz 21,752 7%
None Helen Huey 10,775 4%
None Richard Barry 3,739 1%
Houston mayoral election, 1997 Run-off
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
None Lee Brown 156,169 53%
None Robert Mosbacher 140,321 47%
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