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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2004 - Community. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 17, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/16858/show/16783.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2004 - Community. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/16858/show/16783

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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
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Transcript MEET MAYOR In seeking the city's top administrative post, Bill White sought a top-dollar campaign. In fact, he spent more than any other mayoral candidate in Houston history — $8.6 million, with more than $2 million out of his own pocket. But it was no runaway election, at least not at first. His biggest opponents, Orlando Sanchez and Sylvester Turner, criticized his ties to "big business" backers. Sanchez also argued White would allow taxes to rise, while he promised a tax cut. Amid the campaign fireworks, White visited the campus to urge students to vote and share his ideas for Houston, including improved mobility, city image and protecting the environment. A large part of White's grassroots campaign involved young, college-age volunteers. White said that's how he got his start in politics — going door to door, telling people to go vote. Several days later, on Oct. 16, White returned to campus, along with Turner and Socialist Workers Party candidate Anthony Dutrow, for a mayoral debate. There, white stressed economic development and said the city "has a lot to sell here" in attracting companies to open offices in Houston. After Election Day, Sanchez and White were sent into a runoff race, when White ultimately secured more than 60 percent of the votes. A lawyer and Harvard alumnus, White promised Houstonians effective city management and better business prospects that would bring jobs and revenue to Houston. He's also backed the development of the MetroRail project, bringing light rail transit throughout the city over the course of the next decade. In the first few months in office, White earned some praise for ordering better signal synchronization around the city, but also began to feel the burden of inheriting Houston's myriad problems, including an underfunded pension plan and emergency room overcrowding. By his 100th day in office, he's kept most people fairly happy and confident in his leadership. And for Houston, that's more than money can buy. Matt Dulin The Daily Cougar Facing page and right: Bill White discusses the issues during a UH-sponsored debate for the 2003 mayoral candidates. Photos by Manuel Rearte/ THE DAILY COUGAR Community 179