DNC Vice Chair R.T. Rybak, mayor of Minneapolis, released the following statement after Annise Parker was re-elected mayor of Houston:
“Congratulations to Mayor Annise Parker on winning re-election, and thank you to the people of Houston for showing your confidence in a great voice not only for your city, but for all American cities.
“Mayor Parker’s victory proves that Americans value common-sense Democratic leadership that is moving our country forward. Like mayors across the country, she understands the importance of investing in infrastructure and the value of small businesses as keys to a strong economy and as the pathway to better opportunities for our future generations. Tonight, Houston voters reaffirmed their support of Mayor Parker and her leadership and advocacy on behalf of middle-class families. I offer my sincere congratulations to Mayor Parker.”