2019 Dallas mayoral election

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2019 Dallas mayoral election

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Nominee Eric Johnson Scott Griggs
Party Nonpartisan Nonpartisan
First round vote 16,374 14,901
First round percentage 20.31% 18.48%
Runoff vote 41,208 32,898
Runoff percentage 55.61% 44.39%

Mayor before election

Mike Rawlings
Democratic

Elected Mayor

Eric Johnson
Democratic

On May 4, 2019, the city of Dallas, Texas, held an election to choose the next Mayor of Dallas. The election began as a nonpartisan blanket primary, no candidate took a majority of over 50% of the total vote so the two top vote-earners Eric Johnson and Scott Griggs advanced to a runoff election on June 8. Incumbent mayor Mike Rawlings was unable to run for reelection due to term limits.[1] Dallas also concurrently elected all 14 members of its city council, and 3 of the 9 total members of the Dallas Independent School District. Johnson won the runoff with 55.61%.[2]

Candidates[edit]

Thirteen candidates declared campaigns for Dallas Mayor ahead of the filing deadline. One dropped out voluntary, while three failed to qualify, which left nine candidates for the May ballot.[3]

Qualified candidates[edit]

Did not qualify[edit]

  • Heriberto Ortiz
  • Miguel Patino, resident of Oak Cliff[14]
  • Stephen S. Smith

Dropped out of race[edit]

  • Larry Casto, former Dallas City Attorney[15] endorsed Mike Ablon[16]

Endorsements[edit]

Eric Johnson
Scott Griggs
  • Jessica Gonzalez, Texas State Representative, District 104[36]
  • Ana-Maria Ramos, Texas State Representative, District 102[37]
  • Angela Hunt, former Dallas City Council Member, District 14[38]
  • Philip Kingston, Dallas City Council Member, District 14[38]
  • Adam Medrano, Dallas City Council Member, District 2; former Dallas Independent School District Trustee, District 8[38]
  • Omar Narvaez, Dallas City Council Member, District 6[38]
  • Mark Clayton, Dallas City Council Member, District 9[39]
Organizations
Mike Ablon
  • Larry Casto, former Dallas City Attorney[41]
Regina Montoya
  • Hillary Clinton, 67th United States Secretary of State; Former United States Senator from New York; Former First Lady of the United States[42]
Jason Villalba

Results[edit]

Dallas mayoral election results, 2019
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan Eric Johnson 16,374 20.31
Nonpartisan Scott Griggs 14,901 18.48
Nonpartisan Lynn McBee 11,309 14.03
Nonpartisan Mike Ablon 10,859 13.47
Nonpartisan Miguel Solis 8,640 10.72
Nonpartisan Regina Montoya 8,428 10.45
Nonpartisan Jason Villalba 5,440 6.75
Nonpartisan Albert Black 4,205 5.22
Nonpartisan Alyson Kennedy 469 0.58
Total votes 80,625 100
Dallas mayoral runoff election results, 2019
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan Eric Johnson[2] 41,208[2] 55.61%[2]
Nonpartisan Scott Griggs[2] 32,898[2] 44.39%[2]
Total votes 74,106[2] 100[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kalthoff, Ken (July 20, 2018). "First Candidate Launches 2019 Race for Dallas Mayor - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth". Nbcdfw.com. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/politics/Runoff-on-Saturday-for-Mayor-of-Dallas-510984651.html
  3. ^ https://dallascityhall.com/government/citysecretary/elections/Pages/electCandidates_May2019.aspx
  4. ^ Clark, Caitlin (November 21, 2018). "Real Estate Developer Mike Ablon Files To Run for Mayor". D Magazine. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  5. ^ "Businessman Albert Black launches campaign to succeed Mike Rawlings as Dallas mayor | Dallas City Hall". Dallas News. July 18, 2018. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  6. ^ Kalthoff, Ken (January 10, 2019). "Dallas City Councilman Scott Griggs is 7th Candidate to Run for Mayor - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth". Nbcdfw.com. Retrieved January 16, 2019.
  7. ^ Jeffers, Gromer (January 22, 2019). "Texas Rep. Eric Johnson makes surprise announcement: he's running for Dallas mayor". Dallas News. Retrieved January 22, 2019.
  8. ^ "A 2016 presidential candidate is running for Dallas mayor". Dallas News. January 14, 2019. Retrieved January 16, 2019.
  9. ^ Lieu, Amy (January 15, 2019). "Socialist Workers Party's 2016 presidential candidate running for Dallas mayor: report". Fox News. Retrieved January 16, 2019.
  10. ^ "High-profile philanthropist Lynn McBee says she wants to be Dallas' next mayor | Dallas City Council". Dallas News. Retrieved January 16, 2019.
  11. ^ "Former Clinton aide Regina Montoya joins Dallas mayoral race | Dallas City Hall". Dallas News. November 28, 2018. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  12. ^ Stephen Young (January 7, 2019). "Dallas Mayor's Race: Miguel Solis Announces Candidacy". Dallas Observer. Retrieved January 16, 2019.
  13. ^ Stephen Young (June 24, 2008). "Dallas State Rep. Jason Villalba Is Running for Mayor". Dallas Observer. Retrieved January 16, 2019.
  14. ^ "New Fundraising Reports Released In Crowded Dallas Mayoral Race". CBS Dallas / Fort Worth. January 17, 2019. Retrieved January 20, 2019.
  15. ^ "Why former Dallas City Attorney Larry Casto says he will run for mayor | Dallas City Council". Dallas News. November 27, 2018. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  16. ^ Kalthoff, Ken. "Larry Casto Drops Out of Dallas Mayor Race". NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth. Retrieved January 20, 2019.
  17. ^ Eric Johnson. "I am honored to have been endorsed for Mayor of the @CityOfDallas by Congressman @ColinAllredTX. "Eric Johnson will provide the visionary, inclusive leadership that Dallas needs and that is why I am proud to endorse him for Mayor." Thank you, Congressman! #JohnsonForDallas". Twitter.
  18. ^ Eric Johnson. "I am truly honored to have earned the endorsement of Congresswoman @RepEBJ in my race to become the next Mayor of the @CityOfDallas. "In my judgment, Rep. Eric Johnson is the right candidate to unite the best of what our city has to offer and push us forward." #JohnsonForDallas". Twitter.
  19. ^ Corbett Smith. "INBOX: Dallas' Democratic Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson and Terrell's Republican Congressman Lance Gooden endorse @Johnson4Dallas for Dallas mayor". Twitter.
  20. ^ Sylvia Garcia. "To all my friends in Dallas: Vote for my friend, Eric Johnson. Smart. Passionate about people. Experienced. And, will work for ALL people to get a fair shot to the American Dream. Make plans to vote today & get friends to do the same. #JohnsonForDallas". Twitter.
  21. ^ "Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, 7 Council Members Endorse Eric Johnson for Mayor". May 14, 2019.
  22. ^ "Former Dallas mayors Tom Leppert, Ron Kirk back Eric Johnson in runoff". Dallas Morning News. May 6, 2019.
  23. ^ "Former Dallas mayors Tom Leppert, Ron Kirk back Eric Johnson in runoff". Dallas Morning News. May 6, 2019.
  24. ^ Eric Johnson. "I'm honored to say we have earned our third endorsement today from a former Dallas Mayor: Steve Bartlett, who served Dallas as Mayor and as a Congressman, has endorsed me to be the next Mayor of @CityofDallas. #JohnsonForDallas". Twitter.
  25. ^ Royce West. ""I've worked closely with Representative Johnson in the Texas Legislature and I strongly support him for Mayor of Dallas," Senator West said. "Representative Johnson has the experience, education and political savvy that will make him an effective Mayor and great ambassador!"". Twitter.
  26. ^ Eric Johnson. "I'm proud that former Senator John Carona, a well-respected statesman who served Dallas with distinction for many years, has endorsed my campaign for Mayor of the @CityofDallas. Thank you, Senator! #JohnsonForDallas". Twitter.
  27. ^ Eric Johnson. "I am proud to announce that former State Rep. Roberto Alonzo has endorsed my campaign for Mayor of the @CityofDallas. I am grateful that he is supporting our campaign to provide the unifying, constructive leadership that Dallas needs. #JohnsonForDallas". Twitter.
  28. ^ Eric Johnson. "Proud to have been endorsed today by my friend, former #TxLege colleague, former @CityOfDallas council member, and former chairwoman of the Dallas delegation to the Texas House of Representatives, @LindaKoopTX! Linda is a true civic leader who loves Dallas! #JohnsonForDallas". Twitter.
  29. ^ Eric Johnson. "Proud to be endorsed by a brilliant trifecta of the Dallas #TxLege delegation's newest and most talented House members: @Carl_sherman_tx, @TerryforTexas, & @ForHD65! Reps. Carl Sherman, Terry Meza, and Michelle Beckley, thank you for putting Dallas first! #JohnsonForDallas". Twitter.
  30. ^ Eric Johnson. "Proud to have the endorsement of the chairwoman of the Dallas delegation to the Texas House of Representatives, @Victoria4Texas, to become the next Mayor of the @CityOfDallas. Thank you for your leadership, Representative Neave! TOGETHER DALLAS WINS! #JohnsonForDallas". Twitter.
  31. ^ Eric Johnson. "I'm honored to have been endorsed for Mayor by former @txblackcaucus & #Dallas Delegation Chair, The Hon. @HelenGiddings. "Eric has always been fully committed to his hometown. We can depend on Eric to continue working collaboratively to move Dallas forward". Twitter.
  32. ^ Angie Chen Button. "Happy to give it. Your love of @CityOfDallas is undeniable". Twitter.
  33. ^ Eric Johnson. "I'm honored to have earned the endorsement of #TxLege Public Education Chair @DanHuberty in my race for Mayor of the @CityOfDallas. Chairman Huberty has done a masterful job leading the effort to reform our school finance system & I'm grateful for his support. #JohnsonForDallas". Twitter.
  34. ^ Eric Johnson. "I'm honored to have the support of @txblackcaucus Chair @RepHaroldDutton Jr. in my race for Mayor. "I've worked up close & personal with Rep. Johnson...he's demonstrated the qualities that will surely result in him being the greatest Mayor in Dallas' history." #JohnsonForDallas". Twitter.
  35. ^ Eric Johnson. "Proud to be endorsed by @dallascowboys legendary defensive end and uber successful Dallas entrepreneur, Greg Ellis, in my bid to become the next Mayor of the @CityOfDallas! Join the winning team today and be sure to vote on June 8! #JohnsonForDallas". Twitter.
  36. ^ "Jessica Gonzalez for TX House 104 - Home". Facebook. Retrieved January 16, 2019.
  37. ^ Ana-Maria Ramos. "It is my honor to endorse Scott Griggs, a longtime servant of his community, for Mayor of Dallas". Twitter.
  38. ^ a b c d "N. Oak Cliff's City Council member Scott Griggs announces run for Dallas mayor | Dallas City Council". Dallas News. January 10, 2019. Retrieved January 16, 2019.
  39. ^ Scott Griggs. "Proud to add @Ramos4Texas to list of current elected's incl @jessicafortexas @VoteAdamMedrano @VoteOmarNarvaez @MarkClaytonD9 Sandy Greyson & Joyce Foreman". Twitter.
  40. ^ https://ourrevolution.com/candidates/
  41. ^ Kalthoff, Ken. "Larry Casto Drops Out of Dallas Mayor Race". NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth. Retrieved January 20, 2019.
  42. ^ "Hillary Clinton makes endorsement in Dallas mayoral race". Dallas Morning News. March 20, 2019.
  43. ^ George P. Bush. "There's no doubt in my mind that my friend @JasonVillalba is the person we need to clean up City Hall and continue the process of turning Dallas into one of the greatest cities in America. Proud to endorse him for Mayor of Dallas". Twitter.
  44. ^ Jason Villalba. "It's truly an honor to have the support of my great friend and Democratic colleague from when I served in the Texas Legislature, Rep. @poncho_nevarez. It's time for all elected officials to work together bridge partisan divides and strengthen our communities. #PowerOfCommunity". Twitter.