Ross Declares Victory in Runoff Election for Arlington Mayor

Mayor Jeff Williams could not seek re-election due to term limits

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Businessman Jim Ross declared victory Saturday night in the runoff election to replace term-limited Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams.

In the May 1 general election, Ross received 47% of the vote and Glaspie received 21% of the vote. A candidate needed to reach 50% to win the election outright.

Ross, a lawyer and former Arlington police officer, received an endorsement from Williams, as well as former mayor Richard Greene, the Arlington Police Association and three other police unions. He previously served on the board of the Arlington Police Foundation but has not served in public office.

Glaspie, a Vietnam veteran, served on the Arlington City Council from 2012-2019 and on the Arlington School Board from 1991-2008. He received endorsements from the Dallas Morning News editorial board, former mayor Elzie Odom and five general election candidates who did not advance to the runoff.

Those five general election candidates, Doni Anthony, Kelly Burke, Cirilo Ocampo Jr., Marvin Sutton and Dewayne Washington, received a total of 30.7% of the vote in the May 1 election.

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