Houston Mayoral race gets interesting as councilman Dwight Boykins makes a surprise entrance

Boykins, a Democrat to the core has been a member of the Houston City Council in Texas since November 2013, representing District D – a constituent where he was born and raised.

International Guardian, Houston, TX – Houston councilman Dwight Boykins has filed the basic official papers to activate his mayoral ambitions. Now, officially he is in the race. Boykins, it was gathered filed his paperwork on Tuesday afternoon. Boykins, a Democrat to the core has been a member of the Houston City Council in Texas since November 2013, representing District D – a constituent where he was born and raised.

Boykins would hit the campaign ground to face other candidates so far  –  the incumbent Mayor Sylvester Turner; Houston attorney, Tony Buzbee; and Houston businessman, Bill King.

Mayor Turner, an attorney and politician is equally a member of the Democratic Party who served in the Texas House of Representatives from 1989 until 2016. Buzbee has already welcomed Boykins to the race with a tweet, “I enthusiastically welcome council member Dwight Boykins to the mayor’s race.”

Other candidate, King is not new to the Mayoral race. Earlier this year, he kicked off his campaign – his second run for the city’s top office after he narrowly lost a 2015 runoff to Mayor Sylvester Turner.

From left: Incumbent Mayor Sylvester Turner; Houston attorney, Tony Buzbee; Houston businessman, Bill King; and Boykins.

Boykins has been consistent with his crave for public office. In 2017, he contemplated a run for Texas governor but backed down apparently for a lack of readiness. He claimed in a statement,   “I have had an opportunity to travel across our great state and meet a lot of hardworking people who feel no one is listening to their concerns or fighting for their families and I am humbled and encouraged by those who have asked me if I would consider running for Governor of Texas.”

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