Bill White, Mayor of Houston

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Comments in support of
Bill White
Mayor of Houston (USA)

The finalists for the 2006 World Mayor Award were chosen on the number of votes received as well as on the persuasiveness and conviction of supporting statements. Below we publish an representative selection of comments received about the mayor.

Comment: Mr. White has been an excellent mayor who has helped show the world the good side of Houston.  He took in thousands of evacuees from New Orleans. He showed the world the large heart that this city has. Mayor White and his government have made this city a better place to live, and even though his decisions may be controversial he doesn't back down.  Mayor White is doing what is best for the city and I look forward to voting for him for governor, if he decides to run. Mayor White is an invaluable Mayor and Houston is a better place because of him.

Comment: Bill White is a living testament to the importance of genuine love and passion to mayoral success. His dedication to Houston and every Houstonian is truly inspiring and his selflessness makes every action and initiative more effective. He is well-loved and much needed in an underrated city such as ours. He's causing Houston's stock to rise and we couldn't be more proud of him and what he's done for our city. Here's to Bill White, the only mayor anyone could write a love letter to.

I really like Mayor White.  He does what he feels is right, popular or not.  He stands up for what he believes, and he tells it like it is.

Mr. White has shown excellent leadership in times of crisis and in times of calm. He leads without overly promoting himself, and he brings people together without boundaries between political ties, race, or county of origin. He is equally comfortable working with astronauts, migrant farm workers, or Saudi Arabian princes - all of which are important parts of the Houston community. I am very proud that he is my mayor.

Mayor White took a crumpled administration and turned it around. He is moving Houston in a progressive direction, urging it to be the world-class city many know it can be. He has governed us in tragedy and triumph and I am glad to see him get his due!

More than 100,000 citizens from around the world have taken part in the 2006 World Mayor Project.

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