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Number Of Openly Gay Candidates For Houston City Council Increases To Four

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An openly gay man and former president of Log Cabin Republicans Houston, Alex Wathen, has announced his candidacy for Houston City Council District A. A small-business owner and attorney who has been recognized by the State Bar of Texas for his pro-bono work, Wathen has been inducted into the State Bar of Texas Pro Bono College.

Lane Lewis, who is also openly gay, is also running for Houston City Council, District A. Lewis is the former chair of the Houston GLBT Political Caucus, a Democratic chair, an election judge in Oak Forest, and professor of government and political science at San Jacinto College.

Wathen and Lewis join two other openly gay men currently running for Houston City Council. Maverick Welsh is running for Houston City Council, District H, and Noel Freeman is a candidate for Houston City Council At-Large, Position 4.

A special election for District H is May 9; election day for remaining city of Houston offices is November 3.  – by Nancy Ford

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