Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Announces Houston Mayoral Run

 March 29, 2023

Democrat Representative Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas announced that she will be running for mayor of Houston.

Jackson Lee made the announcement at a church event.

"Sheila Jackson Lee wants to come home to be your mayor for the city of Houston," Jackson Lee said, speaking about herself in the third person.

Her announcement came at a live-streamed event at City Cathedral Church on Sunday.

"I will not be able to do it without each and every one of you," she added.

"I hope I’ve been a humble servant for you for 28 years," the congresswoman said.

"Jackson Lee enters a mayoral contest that has already turned into a crowded race, and it has already been underway because the election will be held later this year," reported Breitbart.

Representative Jackson Lee will have the most recognizable name amongst the competition due to her long political career. Jackson Lee is currently serving her eleventh term in the House.

"Ultimately, if Jackson Lee were to win, she would leave Congress before securing one of her keystone issues: a federal reparations study. The congresswoman was part of a group of House Democrats in January who reintroduced legislation to create a commission to address slavery in America in addition to reparations," reports Breitbart.