Gene Locke Looks to His Past to Guide His Future

A small crowd of  enthusiastic  supporters showed  up to cheer on Houston Attorney Gene Locke as he officially declared his candidacy for the office of Mayor in the city of Houston. gene-locke-003gene-locke-004

Locke is not a household name, but many people know him as a former UH student activist,  brilliant former city attorney and current power player who has put together big financial deals that led  to Reliant Park and Minute Maid Park.

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Next month, Locke plans to return to his roots when he hosts a huge rally at Union Station.

He told supporters that is a special place for him. 

 When he arrived by train in 1965, he had twenty dollars in his pocket. Over the years he’s enjoyed success and suffered some setbacks, but  Locke says he always believed that through hard work he could achieve the ultimate dream while living in Houston. 

That rally is scheduled for April 18, 2009. 

2 on the Beat will give you more details when they become available in a few weeks.

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