Parker officially enters Houston's mayoral race

Mayor Annise Parker utilized the start of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month to kick off "It Can Wait, Houston," a local anti-texting while driving public awareness campaign. Houston is believed to be the first city in the nation to take this issue on in such a big way. (Willie Dixon)

August 22, 2013 3:26:43 PM PDT
There was no doubt, but Mayor Annise Parker is now officially in Houston's mayoral race.

Mayor Parker filed for re-election Thursday. She's going for what would be her third and final term as mayor.

Parker and candidate Ben Hall already have hit the Houston airwaves with dueling campaign ads.

Voters go to the polls in November.

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