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Rawlings Sworn in as Dallas Mayor



    Businessman Mike Rawlings has been sworn in as the new mayor of Dallas.

    Rawlings, who took the oath of office on Monday at the Meyerson Symphony Center downtown, says he's "always found great success in building the right team for each challenge and making sure they are invested in success."

    On June 18, he defeated former Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle in a runoff election.

    Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway became interim mayor in February when Tom Leppert (LEP'-ert) stepped down to run for the seat held by U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, who is not seeking another term in 2012.

    Rawlings has been chief executive of three companies, including Pizza Hut, and has pledged to improve economic development in Dallas. He is also the city's former homeless czar.


    In Fort Worth, Betsy Price will be sworn in on July 12 and in Irving, Beth Van Duyne will be sworn in on July 7.