The filing deadline passed to run for elected office in Irving, Texas, on Feb. 17. Candidates filed for Irving City Council Places 3 and 5, as well as for mayor of Irving. Two of eight city council seats are up for election this year.
Incumbent Mark Zeske is running for re-election to City Council Place 3. Incumbent Rick Stopfer is running for re-election as mayor of Irving.
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. Irving 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.
Irving is the 11th-largest city in Texas and the 86th-largest city in the U.S. by population.