曾經擔任德州參議員的資深政治家約翰.惠邁上週在休斯敦最豪華的布斯奧大酒店正式宣布角逐下任休斯敦市市長， 並且組成了數百位由社區工商文化界組成之龎大助選團， 為他募款打氣。
惠邁在競選大會上宣佈， 他的政見除了促進本市之經濟繼續繁榮之外， 還將極力改善治安及清理市容， 在他過去數十年之從政經驗之中， 他最能瞭解市民之需要。
老實說， 市長選舉和我們是息息相關， 他是我們的父母官， 在他的職權內可以左右市政之大權。
現任市長特納因任期所限 將於今年底退職 ，在他過去七年任期 ，和我們社會之關係也十分良好。
Senator Whitmire Announces For Houston Mayor Race
Just last week, hundreds of supporters and friends got together at the Houston Post Oak Hotel to witness Texas Senator John Whitmire make his announcement that he will run for mayor of the City of Houston.
A group of Asian Americans, including Glen Gondo, Kevin Yang and Hasu Patel were among the supporters of Whitmire in attendance.
The position of mayor is such an important position for all of us. The mayor is the one who can make many things happen in the city. We believe with the experience that Senator Whitmire has, he will fully understand the needs of our city, especially the crime and safety issue.
The current Mayor Turner, because of term limitations, will step down at the end of this year. He has been such a great mayor and we have had a very good relationship with him in our community.
We are urging more Asians to participate in the political process, not just for our community today, but also as well as for our future generations.