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Peter Brown Endorsed for Mayor
October 22, 2008

2 on the Beat told you Monday that Houston City Council member Peter Brown was holding a news conference to talk about his plans to run for Mayor in 2009.

His campaign was nice enough to send this picture.

Brown was joined by dozens of area ministers and bishops who announced they would back him in the race. 

“It is true that wherever people are in need, there is Peter Brown,” the Reverend William Lawson said. “Long before there was a Hurricane Ike, there was a Peter Brown right here in Houston. And anybody who had anything that called for leadership saw Peter Brown there. I’ve been in some of those small neighborhoods where people called out for help.  Most people did not respond to those neighborhoods.  Peter Brown did,” Lawson said.  

Is it too early to decide on a candidate for mayor?

Brown is expected to face competition from former Kemah Mayor Bill King, City of  Houston Controller Annise Parker and Former City Attorney Gene Locke.  There’s also speculation that State Rep. Rick Noriega will run for mayor if he loses his race for U.S. Senate.