City council and mayoral incumbents win re-election in Arlington, Texas

The general election for Arlington, Texas, was on May 6, 2023. The filing deadline to run passed on Feb. 17.

Candidates competed for Arlington City Council Districts 3, 4, 5, and 8, as well as for mayor of Arlington. Incumbent Jim Ross won re-election as mayor with 51.8% of the vote to Amy Cearnal’s 48.2%.

Incumbents Nikkie Hunter, Andrew Piel, Rebecca Boxall, and Barbara Odom-Wesley won re-election to Districts 3, 4, 5, and 8, respectively.

While most mayoral elections in the 100 largest cities are nonpartisan, most officeholders are affiliated with a political party. Arlington has a mayor with an unknown partisan affiliation. As of May 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.

Arlington is the seventh-largest city in Texas and the 49th-largest city in the U.S. by population.

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