July 30th, 2009 5:33 pm | by BETH SLOVIC News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, Politics, City Hall

Mayor Sam Adams' Title Threatened? By a Texan?!


It's not what you're thinking.

As Mayor Sam Adams prepares for this evening's reception with the Oregon Mayors Association, he faces a new threat from almost 2,000 miles away.

Down in Houston, Texas, City Controller Annise Parker is a strong contender in the race to replace term-limited Mayor Bill White.

Parker is a lesbian. And if Texans elect her in November, Houston will become the largest American city ever to elect an openly LBGT mayor, a distinction currently held by none other than Portland, Ore. Houston is the fourth largest city in America. Portland? A mere No. 29.

Photo of Annise Parker from her campaign website
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