Polls open Saturday morning for the city and school elections. Early voting turnout was mixed in some areas, but there's one more chance to cast a ballot. Here's a look at elections across North Texas:
Municipal elections historically have a low voter turnout, but there’s been renewed interest in the Dallas City Council elections: Eight council member seats are up for grabs. The other six are running unopposed, and of course, there’s the mayor’s race, which features Mayor Mike Rawlings and attorney Marcos Ronquillo.
One topic has been dominating the conversation around this election: the Trinity Parkway. Some see the project as a non-issue, but a grassroots PAC has formed to support candidates who oppose the proposed toll road.
- The Role of the Controversial Trinity Toll Road in Dallas Council Elections
- How much money have the candidates raised? [Dallas Morning News]
- Dallas City Council To Pursue Different Design For Trinity Toll Road
- Dallas Council Members Want To Talk About Trinity Toll Road, But Can't During Meeting
The Dallas school board elections are getting less attention, but there’s some movement going on. The race for District 1 is the only one that lacks an incumbent. KERA’s Bill Zeeble reports that race will be a rematch between two candidates who faced off six years ago.
Elsewhere, other North Texas cities will have mayoral elections: Addison, Balch Springs, Lancaster, Lewisville, Mesquite, Seagoville and Sunnyvale. Here are all of the races in Dallas County.
Rowlett voters will decide whether or not to allow liquor stores within city limits. Most residents have to drive about 10 miles out to purchase liquor.
In Fort Worth, the City Council canceled elections for Mayor Betsy Price, who's unopposed, and three unopposed council members: W.B. “Zim” Zimmerman, Jungus Jordan and Ann Zadeh. These four have been declared elected to their offices.
Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck is running for a seventh term, but he has several challengers for his seat: Jeff Williams, who has support from two former mayors; Didmus Banda, a Zambian immigrant; and Jerry Pikulinski, who's running his fifth mayoral campaign. Cluck has been mayor since 2003 and he previously served two terms as a councilman. His biggest challenger will be Williams, who has drummed up support from former mayors and community and business leaders.
Polls will open on Saturday, May 9 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Find your election day polling location below.
- Scott Griggs (unopposed)
- Adam Medrano (unopposed)
- Stephen King
- Linda M. Wilkerson-Wynn
- Sandra Crenshaw
- Keyaira D. Saunders
- James Ross
- D. Marcus Ranger
- Carl Hays
- Carolyn King Arnold
- Tiffinni A. Young
- Hasani Burton
- John Lawson
- Kevin Felder
- James "J.T." Turknett
- Randall Parker
- Baranda J. Fermin
- Juanita Wallace
- Dianne Gibson
- Clara McDade
- Subrina Lynn Brenham
- Eric Lemonte Williams
- Gail Terrell
- Erik Wilson
- Lee M. Kleinman (unopposed)
- Sandy Greyson (unopposed)
- Jennifer Staubach Gates (unopposed)
- Philip T. Kingston (unopposed)
Place 15 (Mayor)
The elections for mayor and districts 1, 3, 6 and 9 were canceled.
- Salvador "Sal" Espino (Incumbent)
- Steve Thornton
- Danny Scarth (Incumbent)
- Cary Moon
- Dennis Shingleton (Incumbent)
- Andy Gallagher
- Kelly Allen Gray (Incumbent)
- Sharon Mason-Ford
Dallas City Secretary’s Office
Build Your Own Ballot, The Dallas Morning News
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