It isn’t a shell anymore. http://www.benhallformayor.com/ is now fully operational with many different tabs. In his first big statement, he said that Houston is in an economic “quagmire,” something that Mayor Parker immediately fired back at. The Mayoral election is now in full steam.
Parker has recently acquired two big endorsements: EMILY’s List (Pro-Choice activism) and the HPD Union. Hall, meanwhile, has been endorsed by the African-American Police Officers League. Hall, for his part, has not really increased his social media numbers. For the record, here’s how they match up:
Please tell me that I am mistaken, and the Mayor has an instagram account. That would be just fantastic. Anyways, Hall made is first official speech of the race yesterday, so I guess he is officially officially officially in. This Chron article about the event also mentions that Don Cook, the perennial green candidate, will be running for Mayor. Eager to hear too if Amanda Ulman, or any of her other comrades, is planning to run on the red platform.
UPDATE: Parker does have an Instagram! But only has 2 followers (probably 3, once I get around to it). So, Dr Hall does beat the Mayor in one social media category. Keep up the good work, Ben…