Six Dallas City Council Races Head to Runoffs After May 1 Election

Three of the seats are open due to term-limited incumbents

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Races for six of the 14 Dallas City Council seats will go to a runoff after a candidate failed to garner at least 50% of the vote in Saturday's election. Eight incumbent council members were reelected.

The runoffs were in the races for Districts 4, 7 and 14, where Carolyn Arnold, Adam Bazaldua and David Blewett are the incumbents, respectively, and in open races in Districts 2, 11 and 13, where the incumbent councilmembers were term-limited.

Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson either endorsed or tweeted support for three candidates who were challenging incumbent council members: Yolanda Williams who challenged Jaime Resendez in District 5, Donald Parish who was one of several challengers to Bazaldua in District 7 and John Botefuhr who ran against Paula Blackmon in District 9.

"District 7 didn't elect me to go to city hall to be friends with the mayor," Bazaldua said. "They elected me to make sure there was a voice for the people at city hall and that there was a fire. And that's exactly what I've done."

Blackmon and Resendez were reelected Saturday.

Johnson was not on the ballot since he is only halfway through a four-year term.

A list of all races, listed alphabetically, can be found here.

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