ABC13 and Univision 45 presented Houston's first live mayoral debate

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Houstonians had the opportunity to see and hear five mayoral candidates during a debate Wednesday night.

ABC13 co-hosted a debate in partnership with Univision 45.

ABC13's Chauncy Glover and Univision 45's Claudia Ramos moderated the debate.

The candidates on-stage included Dwight Boykins, Tony Buzbee, Bill King, Sue Lovell and Sylvester Turner.

You can view a special interactive feature on the candidates below, or through this link:

As the incumbent, Turner is finishing his first term as mayor.

Wednesday night's event included the candidates trading jabs on topics ranging from the city's crime rate to a recent revelation about a city internship that pays a $95,000 annual salary.

Here are some of the moments from Wednesday's event.

Mayor Sylvester Turner and Tony Buzbee trade jabs on corruption allegations
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The rivals used rebuttals during the mayoral debate, going after each other regarding a $95,000/year airport system intern and corruption.


Bill King's thoughts on the botched raid on Harding St.

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Bill King talks about the controversial Harding Street raid that left Dennis Tuttle and Rhogena Nicholas dead.



Sue Lovell on improving HPD and the lowering crime
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"My idea of good policing to keep crime down is to have police officers in your neighborhood doing neighborhood policing, police that you know and you could talk to," said Houston mayoral candidate Sue Lovell when asked about crime.



Houston's mayoral election is November 5. Early voting is set for October 21 - November 1.

If no candidate receives 50 percent of the vote, the top two candidates will face each other in a runoff set for December 14.
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