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Son of Former Governor Considering Abbott Challenge

The son of former Texas governor Mark White is considering making a bid for the state's highest office in 2018.

It was announced last night that Andrew White, a Houston investor and businessman, is considering running for the Democratic nomination for Texas governor. In his announcement that he is considering a bid for the office, White touted his business experience and said that state officials should be dedicated to "putting customer needs first, while managing the bottom line."

According to Linkedin, White currently serves as the president of three companies, Sweat Equity Partners, HomeTool and Geovox Security. White also serves as the chairman of Sweat Energy Services.

While White said that he is running as a Democrat, he is not solely Democratic in his thinking. White wrote in his announcement that he also agrees with Republicans and Libertarians on "some issues," independents on "others" and Democrats on "many."

If White decides to join the race, he will face hospice owner Tom Wakely, former Balch Springs Mayor Cedric Davis and Dallas businessman Jeffrey Payne for the Democratic nomination. All three announced candidates are currently in the process of fundraising and gathering support.

U.S. Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-San Antonio) has also been floated as a potential candidate for governor.

On the Republican side, Governor Greg Abbott is running for re-election and is facing secession activist and perennial candidate Larry SECEDE Kilgore.

For more information on White, visit

Photo by Texas Monthly

Photo by Texas Monthly

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