Mayor Mike Houston’s potential opponents are reacting to his decision to seek another term in the mayor’s office.
County auditor Paul Palazzolo had a staffer on hand at Houston’s news conference to distribute a press release that blasted Houston for breaking his pledge to serve just one term.
Alderman Cory Jobe says he's disappointed that Houston broke that promise, and contends many voters supported Houston specifically because of his pledge to serve one term. Jobe had formed an exploratory committe for mayor… but said earlier his decision might be contingent on Houston’s plans. Jobe now says he will meet with supporters and will have an announcement soon about his own political plans.
And City Treasurer Jim Langfelder says he’s not surprised by the mayor’s decision… but that it won’t affect his plans to run.