Bill King Rules Out Politics in ’09

 He wanted to run for Mayor of Houston, until some other well funded, and better known candidates started complicating the race. 

Supporters urged him to consider a run for an at-large Houston City Council seat or  the Controller’s office, but his heart just didn’t seem in it.

Today,  Bill King has  announced that he is officially not running for any elected office in  2009!

In an  email message to supporters, King said there were political and personal reasons for his decision. 

 “I believe that my candidacy would likely result in an election that would emphasize partisan and other divides.  It is my belief that such an election would not be healthy for the City or, frankly, particularly favorable to my candidacy,”  King stated  in his email.

In other words, 2 on the Beat believes he’s saying, “I”m a republican and I can’t win citywide.”

I doubt we have heard the last of King.  The  prominent attorney and popular former Mayor of Kemah  is an expert on hurricane preparedness, and his insight would be valuable to the state and local communities.

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