Son of former Texas governor sets sights on same office

Ken Herman

Ken Herman

Andrew White, the son of the late Texas Gov. Mark White, will announce his bid for governor Thursday.

Quoting Sam Houston, White -who is the son of former Texas Democratic Governor Mark White- said at a press conference held in west Houston that he is running "to do right and risk the consequences". In an official announcement speech, White says, "With a career in business, I've never spent a day as a politician, and I won't play political games". "But I'm not running because I'm his son", White said. "I'm running because we need more leaders like Mark White".

White is a Houston entrepreneur. He is expected to pitch himself as a "common sense Democrat" who believes the state's GOP leaders have lurched too far to the right - and as a primary candidate who stands the best chance of triumphing in the general election.

Andrew White is an investor from Houston. White is seen as potentially her closest competition in a contest that also features a half dozen lesser-known Democrats.

Both Valdez and White will join a list of at least six others competing in the 2018 democratic primary, all of which seek to challenge incumbent Republican Governor Greg Abbott.

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