Parker named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People

April 29, 2010 4:49:11 PM PDT
Houston's mayor now has a little more national exposure. Mayor Annise Parker made Time magazine's annual list of the 100 Most Influential People. She is the first openly gay mayor of a major U.S. city.

Most recently, Parker has been trying to close a $100 million budget shortfall for the city of Houston. She told Time magazine, "I feel like a mom planning a family budget. We're going to make sure we still have plenty of healthy vegetables, but we might have to cut back on dessert for a while."