惠特邁在勝利演說中再次感謝本市多元族裔之支持， 他再度強調治安是他將來主政之重中之重， 沒有安全環境之保障， 是我們最大之挑戰 。他並主張在本市增加二千警力， 同時全面整治交通基礎建設及流浪漢等嚴重事項。
總之， 我們都要張大眼晴， 來投下自己神聖之一票。
休斯敦市长任期是四年， 依法得聯任一次為八年。 由於是全市市民選出 ，他有非常大之權力來主持市政， 其中包括二十多位市府高級主管。
由于外來人口之不斷增加， 市民對市政府之要求相對增加， 新任市長必然需要一支高效率之市府團隊來面對挑戰 ，才是市民之福。
City Of Houston’s Mayoral Race Goes To A Runoff
Enthusiastic supporters crowded into a local hotel last night to cheer Mayoral frontrunners Senator John Whitmire and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee. Both of them will be in the runoff on Dec. 9th that will decided who will be the next mayor of Houston, Texas.
In his remarks, Senator Whitmire once again thanked the city’s multi-ethnic community for their support. He once again stressed that public safety was his first priority if he becomes the mayor of the city. The lack of a safe environment is our biggest challenge today. Whitmire also advocated adding 2,000 new members to the police force to rectify serious matters such as infrastructure and the homeless issues.
Houston’s mayor has a four-year term and a joint term of eight years. He has great powers to preside over the municipal government that includes 25 city department heads.
Due to the increasing population in the city, we really need an efficient municipal team to meet our growing list of challenges.