Your Voting Guide For The Dallas Mayoral Runoff Election
Dallas voters will cast final ballots for their next mayor on June 8, after whittling down the original field of nine candidates to two. Early voting ended June 4, with more than 50,000 ballots cast.
That’s slightly higher than the early numbers in the May 4 municipal election. In the end, Eric Johnson got 20.28% of the first-round votes and Scott Griggs got 18.45%, sending them into a final showdown to succeed Mayor Mike Rawlings, who is term-limited.
Griggs and Johnson faced off in several debates.
On May 23, the two candidates discussed several issues, including how to boost pay for police officers.
"The only way we’re going to actually significantly increase police pay and make their salaries more secure and their pension more secure and everything else we need to do on the benefits and compensation side," Johnson said, "is to grow our tax base and raise more tax revenue that way."
Griggs, though, said the money is already there -- if you know where to look.
"I have the experience and the skill to find that in our $1.3 billion general fund," Griggs said. "If you know how the general fund works and the budget, you can find $16 million, $17 million."
» First, check out summary of a few more key distinctions, straight from the candidates' tweets.
» Listen to the full May 23 debate and read our rundown of the candidates' May 13 debate.
» Then find early voting and day-of voting information, like times and locations, below that.
» Eric Johnson
Texas state representative of District 100
A sample of what Johnson's saying during the campaign, in tweets:
I have legislated in a way that is directly relevant to being Mayor of the @CityOfDallas. I will legislate and govern the way that I have done over the past 9 years in the #TxLege - a way that is collaborative & gets things done - as Mayor. #JohnsonForDallas— Mayor Eric Johnson (@Johnson4Dallas) May 24, 2019
» Scott Griggs
Represents Oak Cliff on the Dallas City Council
A sample of what Griggs is saying during the campaign, in tweets:
Yes, I support efforts to stop the construction of private soccer fields on public land under I-345.— Scott Griggs (@griggsfordallas) April 28, 2019
YES! I am committed to a Comprehensive Transportation Policy that makes this one of the priorities.— Scott Griggs (@griggsfordallas) May 10, 2019
» Check out our rundown of the candidates' first runoff debate on May 13, right here.
» Here's the May 23 debate at the Aaron Family Jewish Community Center, moderated by KERA's Sam Baker:
» Watch WFAA-TV's May 20 debate:
ELECTION DAY INFO
7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 8
» POLLING LOCATIONS
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