A Tale of Nine Cities
Remind a Texan to vote!
Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert will be running for the US Senate. The primary was held on May 14th with no candidate gaining more that the 50% of the vote that would have concluded the election. The top two voter getters meet once more on June 18th in a runoff.
Mike Rawlings promises to improve schools, strengthen the local services, and gives a no increase in taxes pledge.
David Kunkle – Public safety is tops for this former Dallas Police Chief and he would like to see smaller projects to boost the local economy. Economic development has to be increased to nodes of revitalization, he says, and not just a few neighborhoods.
There has not been a lot of fussin’ in this race. Early voting is happening now.
Ft. Worth – Mayor
*(From J) Sorry to intrude on M’s post – a bit more background on the Fort Worth Candidates
Though a nonpartisan race, this year it has taken on more of a split, as Democrats have largely endorsed Jim Lane while Republicans are siding with Betsy Price. Both are fairly middle of the road though ideologically so there is a fair amount of crossover. Here is an article about the rise of partisanship in the race. Lane was a city councilman while Price was the county tax assessor.*
Fort Worth area voters have a full plate as they go to the polls (early or on the 18th). Sample ballots can be seen here.
Election 2011 – Ft. Worth area – June 18, 2011
City of Arlington – Council District 5 Lana Wolff Chris Hightower
City of Forest Hill – Council, Place 5 Drew Sanders Bob Shanklin
City of Forth Worth – City Council, District 7 Jon Perry Dennis Shingleton
City of Keller – Council, Place 6 Rick Mason Doug Miller
City of White Settlement – Council, Place 4 Paul Moore Gunnar Rasmussen
Keller Independent School District – adding $0.13 for a tax rate of $1.67 per $100.00 in the KISD
Mansfield Independent School District – Trustee, Place 6, Kenneth J. Chalk, Danny Baas
Trustee, Place 7, Pete Shryock, Courtney Lackey Wilson
One additional note from Burleson in Johnson County.
The town as a press release from June 11 that says in part,
“The unofficial results are:
Councilmember Place 3
Matt Powell (incumbent) – 395
Jerry W. Allen – 407
Councilmember Place 6
Larry Pool – 448
Jim Bailey – 357
Powell has served on council since 2004. Allen served on council, 1998-2007. Bailey served on council 1988-2006. Chip Stephens, the Place 6 incumbent, resigned in February but is serving until his successor is sworn in. Stephens has served on council since 2004.”