Bill King Not Running For Mayor Or Anything Else

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Bill King, the former mayor of Kemah and the man who is perhaps the most tireless proponent of hurricane awareness among local elected officials, has sent out an e-mail telling supporters he is not running for any elected office this year.

King had been, at one point, mulling a mayoral race here in Houston, and then was considering a city council bid.

"There are several reasons for my decision, some personal and some political," he wrote. "Most prominent among these, I believe that my candidacy would likely result in an election that would emphasize partisan and other divides. It is my belief that such an election would not be healthy for the City or, frankly, particularly favorable to my candidacy."

King would have added some spice to the race, but apparently it's not to be.

-- Richard Connelly

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