No candidate received a majority in the November 7 election. The winner will succeed termed-out mayor Sylvester Turner
The California Republican is in his 9th term.
The ten-term incumbent from North Carolina served as acting speaker after Kevin McCarthy was removed
Elections to fill State House vacancies in Florida and Minnesota, along with special primaries in two New Hampshire districts
Despite qualifying for the first two debates, he was unable to gain much traction in his quest for the Republican nomination