Murray in the “Off-Year” Elections: Mayoral Musings, City Council Calculations, School Board Specula

Two Mondays, October 21 and November 4, 6:00—7:30 P.M. | St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 2450 River Oaks Boulevard, 77019, at Westheimer Road, Parlor (Room #121 on first floor of administration building which faces River Oaks Boulevard). Parking available in the church parking lot on Westheimer.

The 2013 local elections are heating up; Mayor Annise Parker is being challenged and, in Austin, politicians are jockeying for position.  Pollster, pundit and political science professor Richard Murray will again enlighten The Houston Seminar on the upcoming contests. Few people will have more information relevant to the 2013 and 2014 elections than Dr. Murray, and no one can pull that information into a coherent and entertaining lecture series better than he.

Richard Murray is the Bob Lanier Professor of Urban Public Policy and director of surveying for the Center for Public Policy at the University of Houston, where he has taught in the department of political science since 1966.



Fall 2018 brochures are out! Please let us know if you did not receive one and we will be happy to send one to you.

Registration is now open. You may register online, by mail, or by phone with a credit card. 


The interest list for the fall and spring study tours is also now open. If you are interested in traveling with the Houston Seminar to Natchez in the fall of 2018 or Virginia in the spring of 2019, please call the registrar at 713.666.9000 to place your name on a list. Please see Terms and Conditions for "travel list" policy.


Please note a date in the Mid-term Elections course has changed from that published in the brochure. The course will meet the first two Mondays, October 29 and November 5 as planned, but will meet Tuesday, November 13 instead of Monday, November 12. 


Also note Art Underground: Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern is FULLY SUBSCRIBED. Please contact the registrar if you would like to be wait listed for this course. 


Have a great summer. We look forward to seeing you this fall!


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