Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:
“The Texas Democratic Party proudly endorses Mayor Sylvester Turner for re-election. Mayor Turner has spent a lifetime of service fighting so that every single person has a fair shot to get ahead.
“There are people in this world, who despite all odds, persevere. Then, they look down the ladder they climbed and do everything in their power to help others climb up too. That is the kind of person, and more importantly the kind of mayor, Sylvester Turner is.
“Under Mayor Turner’s leadership, the city of Houston is strong, and opportunity is reaching every corner of the most diverse city in America. Mayor Turner has built a city where students excel, workers thrive, and families grow. When tragedy struck following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, Mayor Turner brought the community together and took on Trump Republicans in Austin and Washington, D.C. to make sure the people of Houston could rebuild.
“There could be no greater contrast in this race. Trump-style politics have no place in Houston. The Texas Democratic Party will work day and night to make sure it stays that way.”