News Release

Locke Lord Congratulates Sen. John Whitmire on His Landslide Election as Houston Mayor

December 11, 2023

(HOUSTON) December 11, 2023 – Locke Lord is proud to congratulate Sen. John Whitmire on his landslide election as Mayor of the City of Houston. Sen. Whitmire received 64.4% of the vote in the December 9 runoff election and will be inaugurated on January 2, 2024.

“We’ve long admired the storied career of the Dean of the Texas Senate as a longtime member of this Firm and friend. Sen. Whitmire will be an excellent leader as the next Mayor of the City of Houston, and we wish him every success,” said Locke Lord Chair David Taylor.

Sen. Whitmire has served as Of Counsel with Locke Lord for more than 25 years, advising the Firm’s clients on legal matters. He will leave the Firm at the end of December.


About Locke Lord LLP
Locke Lord is a full-service law firm with global reach and 20 offices designed to meet clients’ needs in the United States and around the world. The Firm has a history that spans more than 135 years and is a leader in the middle market arena. Locke Lord focuses on providing the highest levels of commitment, quality and service to clients across its five Key Sectors: Energy and Infrastructure; Finance and Financial Services; Insurance and Reinsurance; Pharmaceutical; and Private Equity. In addition, the Firm advises clients across a broad spectrum of other industries, including fund formation, venture capital, health care, public finance, real estate, technology, cybersecurity and white collar, while providing a wealth of experience through its complex litigation, intellectual property, tax, regulatory and transactional teams.