Turner, King headed for runoff for Houston mayor

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- And then there were two.

After months of campaigning, the race for Houston mayor will come down to a runoff between Sylvester Turner and Bill King.

Turner had 32 percent of the vote to King's 25 percent with 93 percent of the precincts counted.

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State Rep. Sylvester Turner had nearly 36 percent of the votes

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It's been six years since Houston has had a new mayor. Mayor Annise Parker has served the maximum number of terms permitted by city code so she cannot run for re-election.

Turner's lead in the race did not come as a surprise, as many political experts pegged him as the front runner. King is expected to win a good chunk of the conservative voters, but there are many candidates who have name recognition, including former Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia, who stepped down from as sheriff to run for mayor. Garcia finished third with 16 percent of the vote. The remaining 27 percent of the vote was scattered among 10 other candidates.

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