The 2023 Houston mayoral election will be held on November 7, 2023, to elect the mayor of Houston, Texas. Incumbent mayor Sylvester Turner is term-limited and cannot seek re-election to a third term in office.
- Derrick Broze, investigative journalist and candidate for mayor in 2019
- Amanda Edwards, former at-large city councilor and candidate for U.S. Senate in 2020 (Party affiliation: Democratic)
- Robert Gallegos, city councilor (Party affiliation: Democratic)
- Gilbert Garcia, bond investor and former chair of the Houston Metro Board of Directors (Party affiliation: Democratic)
- Ralph Garcia
- Naoufal Houjami, entertainment consultant and candidate for mayor in 2019
- Sheila Jackson Lee, U.S. Representative for Texas's 18th congressional district (Party affiliation: Democratic)
- Lee Kaplan, attorney (Party affiliation: Democratic)
- Rickey Tezino, community activist
- John Whitmire, state senator and brother-in-law of former mayor Kathy Whitmire (Party affiliation: Democratic)
- Robin Williams, police officer and U.S. Marine Corps veteran (Party affiliation: Democratic)
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- Tony Buzbee, attorney and runner-up for mayor in 2019 (Party affiliation: Independent)
- Chris Hollins, member of the Houston Metro Board of Directors, former acting Harris County Clerk, and former vice chair of the Texas Democratic Party (Party affiliation: Democratic) (running for City Controller)
Chris Hollins (D) (withdrawn)
- State representatives
- Joe Deshotel, former state representative from the 22nd district (1999–2023)
- Barbara Gervin-Hawkins, state representative from the 120th district (2017–present)
- Local officials
- Steve Adler, former mayor of Austin (2015–2023)
Sheila Jackson Lee (D)
- State legislators
- Ron Reynolds, state representative from the 27th district (2011–present)
- Municipal officials
- Rodney Ellis, Harris County commissioner from Precinct 1 (2017–present) and former state senator from the 13th district (1990–2017)
- Local officials
- Letitia Plummer, at-large Houston city councilor for Position 4 (2020–present)
- Labor unions
- American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees Local 1550
- American Federation of Teachers - Houston (2415), Houston Educational Support Personnel (6315), Aldine (6345), Cy-Fair High School (6448), Northeast Houston (6568), and Alief (6346) chapters
- Coalition of Black Trade Unionists
- Communication Workers of America Local 6222
- Harris County Afro American Sheriff’s Deputies Union
- Houston Black Firefighters Association
- International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Local 210
- Transport Workers Union of America Local 260
John Whitmire (D)
- Federal officials
- Sylvia Garcia, U.S. Representative from Texas's 29th congressional district (2019–present)
- Statewide officials
- Todd Staples, former Texas Commissioner of Agriculture (2007–2014) (Republican)
- State senators
- Carol Alvarado, Minority Leader of the Texas Senate (2020–present) from the 6th district (2018–present)
- Kevin Eltife, former president pro tempore of the Texas Senate (2015–2017) from the 1st district (2004–2017) (Republican)
- State representatives
- Ellen Cohen, former state representative from the 134th district (2007–2011) and former Houston city councilor from district C (2012–2020)
- Dan Huberty, former state representative from the 127th district (2011–2023) (Republican)
- Local officials
- Kim Ogg, Harris County District Attorney (2017–present)
- Greg Travis, former Houston city councilor from district G (2016–2022) (Republican)
- Party officials
- Lane Lewis, former chair of the Harris County Democratic Party (2011–2016)
- Tilman Fertitta, CEO of Landry's and owner of the Houston Rockets
- Jim McIngvale, owner of Gallery Furniture (Republican)
- John Nau, beverage executive
- American Council of Engineering Companies Houston PAC
- Houston Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 110
Some candidates have not filed financial disclosures. Those who have are listed below:
|Campaign finance reports as of January 3, 2023|
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- ^ McGuinness, Dylan (February 9, 2023). "Robert Gallegos, Houston's lone Hispanic council member, jumps into mayoral race". The Houston Chronicle. Retrieved February 9, 2023.
- ^ McGuinness, Dylan (March 10, 2023). "Gilbert Garcia, former Metro chair, is running for Houston mayor pledging a 'shake-up'". The Houston Chronicle. Retrieved March 10, 2023.
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- ^ Svitek, Patrick (March 27, 2023). "U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is running for Houston mayor". The Texas Tribune. Retrieved March 27, 2023.
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- ^ Barragán, James (November 18, 2021). "State Sen. John Whitmire announces he will run for Houston mayor in 2023". The Texas Tribune. Retrieved December 31, 2021.
- ^ "Veteran Robin Williams running to replace Mayor Sylvester Turner". KHOU 11. February 14, 2022. Retrieved February 14, 2022.
- ^ McGuinness, Dylan (April 5, 2023). "Tony Buzbee, millionaire businessman and trial lawyer, is considering another run for Houston mayor". The Houston Chronicle. Retrieved April 5, 2023.
- ^ Schneider, Andrew (April 6, 2023). "Chris Hollins drops out of Houston mayor's race, declares candidacy for city controller". Houston Public Media via PBS. Retrieved April 6, 2023.
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- ^ a b c "Elected Officials Across Texas Endorse Chris Hollins". Houston Style Magazine. December 16, 2022. Retrieved May 16, 2023.
- ^ a b c McGuinness, Dylan (April 14, 2023). "Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee launches Houston mayoral bid with pledge to tackle wastewater woes, crime". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved April 14, 2023.
- ^ Sessions, Kennedy (April 14, 2023). "Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee's mayoral campaign kicks off at POST Houston". Chron a.k.a. Houston Chronicle. Retrieved April 14, 2023.
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- ^ "Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 2/13". Daily Kos. February 13, 2023. Retrieved May 16, 2023.
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- ^ a b c Zuvanich, Adam (November 30, 2022). "State Sen. John Whitmire displays bipartisan support while launching bid for Houston mayor". Houston Public Media. Retrieved May 16, 2023.
- ^ American Council of Engineering Companies Houston (@ACECHouston) (May 16, 2023). "The ACEC Houston PAC proudly endorses State Senator @whitmire_john for Mayor of Houston. He is the right candidate to address Houston's current challenges". Twitter. Retrieved May 16, 2023.
- Official campaign websites
- Amanda Edwards (D) for Mayor
- Chris Hollins (D) for Mayor
- Naoufal Houjami for Mayor
- Lee Kaplan (D) for Mayor
- Rickey Tezino for Mayor
- John Whitmire (D) for Mayor
- Robin Williams (D) for Mayor