Filing deadline passes in Garland, Texas

On Feb. 17, the filing deadline passed to run for elected office in Garland, Texas. Candidates filed for Garland City Council Districts 3, 6, 7, and 8, as well as for mayor of Garland.

Incumbents Edward Moore and Dylan Hedrick are running for re-election to the city council. Scott LeMay is running for re-election as mayor of Garland.

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. Garland has a Republican 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.

Garland is the 13th-largest city in Texas and the 91st-largest city in the U.S. by population.

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