There are more than a dozen mayoral races up for grabs on ballots in cities across North Texas. Cities with mayoral races are listed below along with the candidates in the order they'll appear on the ballot. Candidates must win more than 50 percent of the vote to win or face a run-off June 8; run-offs are between the two candidates receiving the most votes.
It's been a long time since Dallas voters haven't had the name Mike Rawlings on the ballot. There are nine people hoping to be the next mayor of Dallas and the race is very likely to end up in a runoff.
Ahead of the beginning of early voting, The Dallas Morning News recommended Dallas voters support one of three candidates: Eric Johnson, a state representative representing Dallas; Lynn McBee, the chief executive of the women's preparatory network; and Miguel Solis, trustee for the Dallas ISD.
In Fort Worth Mayor Besty Price is looking for her unprecedented fifth, two-year term. Her main opponent is Tarrant County Democratic Chairwoman Deborah Peoples. Price and Peoples were interviewed on Sunday's episode of Lone Star Politics (see below).
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In Arlington, Mayor Jeff Williams is facing off against three challengers, educator/minister Ruby Faye Woolridge, teacher Chris "Dobi" Dobson and restauranteur Ashton Stauffer. Woolridge recently ran for another office, U.S. Rep. District 6, last fall. Williams has been in office since he was first elected in May 2015.
Local mayoral races for the May 4 election are listed below.
John Wayne Pruitt
David Capeheart Jr
Robbert van Bloemendaal