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Houston Voice, No. 1207, December 12, 2003 - File 009. 2003-12-12. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 8, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/2489/show/2468.

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Title Houston Voice, No. 1207, December 12, 2003
Contributor
  • Crain, Chris
  • Fisher, Binnie
Publisher Window Media
Date December 12, 2003
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
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Title File 009
Transcript 8 DECEMBER 12, 2003 www.houstonvoice.com HOUSTON VOICE M0mm^* ei&l ■ ^aF^aadl Houston civil rights attorney and newly elected At-large, Position 4 City Councilman Ron Green is all smiles as his savors his election night victory with U.S. Rep. Chris Bell (D-Tex.) at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Gay candidates no longer a 'shock to political system' ELECTION, continued from Page 1 Parker concurs. "I don't know what it says about the gay community," she said. "Two years ago we were defeated on domestic partner benefits (for city of Houston employees). But in terms of our own individuai efforts, I think we can thrive." Voters from all walks of life have become accustomed to gay and lesbian candidates, she said. "Every election cycle (in Houston) we're beginning to have gay candidates in the pipeline," she said. "I don't think it's a shock to the political system anymore." Wolfe said that as Controller, Parker will represent 2 million constituents - the second largest number of constituents represented by an openly gay or lesbian public official in the country The public official with the most constituents is Carole Migden, who represents 21 counties as a member of the California State Board of Equalization. Parker realizes that many of those who voted for her don't know what the city controller does. "Controller is in many ways an obscure position," Parker said. "As controller, you don't have a vote and you don't have a role in public policy." She said she has a definite goal in mind as she enters office. "I did not run to reform the controller's office," she said. "More importantly, I intend to reform the relationship between the controller and the (city) administration." As the runoff drew near, Parker said she was gratified that her opponent's negative ads did not mention her sexual orientation. "You can't play that card anymore," she said. "He just characterized me as a tax and spend liberal." Term limits in Houston prevent city office holders from running for more than three two-year terms. There are those in Houston who are already speculating about what Parker will do six years from now. "I certainly don't intend to end my career in public service as controller for the City of Houston," she said. Houston City Councilwoman Annise Parker is thronged by supporters at the Home Plate Bar and Grill as she celebrates her election to the position of city controller. (Photos by Dalton DeHart)
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