Gay Houston Mayor Gets High Marks

By Julie Bolcer

Originally published on Advocate.com September 20 2010 10:40 AM ET

A new poll indicates that a solid majority of Houston residents say that Mayor Annise Parker is doing a “good” or “excellent” job.

The Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund reported on the poll from 11 News/KUHF-Houston Public Radio.

“Fourteen percent of poll respondents rated Parker’s job performance as ‘excellent,’” reported the Victory Fund’s blog, GayPolitics.com. “Forty-two percent said she was doing a ‘good’ job. Twenty-seven percent described her performance as ‘fair,’ and just six percent said she was doing a ‘poor’ job.”

Parker was elected last December and made Houston the largest U.S. city to date to elect an openly gay mayor.