Filing deadline passes in Dallas, Texas

On Feb. 17, the filing deadline passed to run for elected office in Dallas, Texas. Candidates filed for Dallas City Council Districts 1-14, as well as for mayor of Dallas.

Incumbents Chad West, Jesse Moreno, Carolyn King Arnold, Jaime Resendez, Omar Narvaez, Adam Bazaldua, Tennell Atkins, Paula Blackmon, Jaynie Schultz, Cara Mendelsohn, Gay Donnell Willis, and Paul Ridley are running for re-election to the city council. Eric Johnson is running for re-election as mayor of Dallas.

The general election is scheduled for May 6, 2023. While most mayoral elections in the 100 largest cities are nonpartisan, most officeholders are affiliated with a political party. Dallas has a Democratic mayor. As of February 2023, 62 mayors in the largest 100 cities by population are affiliated with the Democratic Party, 26 are affiliated with the Republican Party, three are independents, seven identify as nonpartisan or unaffiliated, and two mayors’ affiliations are unknown.

Dallas is the third-largest city in Texas and the ninth-largest city in the U.S. by population.

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