Houston Mayor Annise Parker on Tuesday won re-election for a third and final term.

“I love this city,” Parker told supporters. “Tonight, I feel like it loves me back, so thank you for the very warm welcome. Thank you. Thank you to the many people who made this victory possible. I want to make Houston an even better place to live, work and raise a family. I thank my family for the great support that they always give me [and] the amount of time they've taken to run the campaign.”

Seven candidates challenged Parker to run the nation's fourth-largest city, however none of them received enough votes to force a run-off election. Parker had taken 50 percent of the votes with only 8 percent of precincts reporting. And her lead continue to grow as votes poured in.

The 57-year-old Parker was first elected in 2009, making Houston the largest city in the United Stated led by an openly gay mayor.

(Related: Ed Murray likely Seattle's first openly gay mayor.)