Learn about the candidates in Houston's runoff elections at these community forums

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Community groups are organizing candidate forums ahead of Houston's runoff election. (Emma Whalen/Community Impact Newspaper)

Community groups are organizing candidate forums ahead of Houston's runoff election. (Emma Whalen/Community Impact Newspaper)

Community groups across Houston are organizing candidate forums to help educate voters on the remaining candidates in Houston's runoff election.

Over 100 candidates ran for City Council and mayor in Houston's November general election. Now, any race in which no candidate received more than 50% of the vote will be decided via a runoff between the top two finishers.

Learn about the candidates in Houston's runoff elections at these upcoming forums. Each forum features a selection of candidates in district and at-large City Council races and the mayoral race.

Early voting begins Nov. 27 and Election Day is Dec. 14. This applies to all races except the District B Houston City Council race, which will be determined in a special election due to a lawsuit alleging runoff candidate Cynthia Bailey is not eligible to run.

Editor's note: This post will be updated periodically as additional forums are announced. If you are a forum organizer and would like your event included, contact hrmnews@communityimpact.com.


Nov. 25. 7-8 p.m. Hosted by the Brays Oaks Management District. Jewish Community Center, 5601 South Braeswood Blvd., Houston.

Nov. 25. 7-9 p.m. The Pride Forum. Hosted by multiple LGBTQ organizations. 927 Studewood St., Houston.

Nov. 26. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Hosted by The Greater Houston Pachyderm Club. Tony’s Restaurant, 3755 Richmond Ave., Houston.

Nov. 26. 6-8 p.m. Hosted by Young Black Professionals. Trez Art & Wine Bar, 920 Studemont St., Houston.

Nov. 26. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Houston African Community Runoff Forum. Hosted by The African Public Affairs Committee. 8250 Creekbend Drive, Houston.

Dec. 1. 2:00 p.m. District H Accountability Session. Hosted by St Patrick's Catholic Church. 4918 Cochran Street, Houston.

Dec. 3. 6 p.m. Hosted by The University Place Neighborhood Association and The Neartown Association. District C candidates only. Congregation Emanu El, 1500 Sunset Blvd., Houston.


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