Dear Friends,

I want my Facebook community to be the first to know that it’s official: I am a candidate for Mayor of Houston. I hope you will take a moment to watch the video of my announcement and learn more about the campaign at my new website:

I am running because I am the most qualified to lead our city through tough economic times – and to make sure Houston keeps moving ahead.

• I have a plan to create jobs, secure Houston’s future as the headquarters for new energy development and maintain fiscal responsibility. Read the plan at, and offer your own ideas in our Houston Speaks section (

• As City Controller, I’ve used tough, independent audits to uncover millions of dollars in waste due to inefficiencies, redundancies and outright fraud. That money is now funding our police and fire departments, important after-school programs and senior centers.

• I’ve managed billions of Houston’s tax dollars – and today, Houston is in much better shape than other cities that gambled their futures on risky investments and irresponsible budgets.I love this city and I want to make sure it stays the best place in America to live and raise a family.I hope you will join me by visiting, signing up on the site and forwarding this message to your friends.

Thank you for being such an important part of this campaign.

Annise Parker