Women’s Political Group Endorses Parker For Mayor
October 1, 2009

Emily’s  List is in the business of advocating for women political candidates.  It should be  no surprise that it has endorsed Controller Annise Parker for Mayor of Houston.

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How much will this endorsement help Parker?

The group will likely send  financial resources and volunteer manpower into the campaign, so that will be a big help for Parker and her supporters.

 Here is the official announcement:

EMILY’s List Endorses Annise Parker for Mayor of Houston

 WASHINGTON, D.C.– EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest financial resource for women candidates, today announced its endorsement of Annise Parker for Mayor of Houston. In 2003, EMILY’s List endorsed Parker through the Political Opportunity Program in her successful race for City Controller of Houston. 

 “As a businesswoman, city councilor, and city controller, Annise Parker has made a lifelong commitment to the people of Houston,” said Ellen R. Malcolm, President of EMILY’s List. “Her strong fiscal management is helping lead Houston through these tough economic times.  As mayor, Annise will continue working to keep Houston’s economy strong and creating jobs and opportunity for it’s residents.  EMILY’s List is proud to endorse Annise Parker to be the next Mayor of Houston.”

 Following a twenty year career in business, Parker was elected to the Houston City Council in 1997. After six years as an at-large member of the city council, she was elected city controller, the second-highest ranking position in Houston. Parker’s fiscal responsibility and strong guidance during the economic downturn has helped Houston avoid a major financial crisis.

 Upon winning in November 2009, Parker will be mayor of the largest city in Texas and the fourth largest city in the United States.