Overview and Live Results: Six Texas Cities Elect a Mayor

Texas Mayoral Elections

Three of the nation's 15 most populous cities, along with another three in the top 100 - all in Texas - will elect a mayor on Saturday.1 1City rankings are based on July 1, 2021 Census Bureau population estimates. They are for the city itself, not the associated metropolitan area.

All the elections are officially nonpartisan. However, the affiliation of each incumbent, if known, is displayed. All six incumbents are expected to be reelected.

The six cities are ordered by population, starting with the largest - San Antonio. Results will be available after the polls close at 7:00 PM Central Time (8:00 PM Eastern).

San Antonio

Rank Population Mayor Terms Status
7 1,451,853 Ron Niremberg (I) 3 Running

Mayor Ron Niremberg is seeking a fourth two-year term. If he wins, he'll be ineligible to run in 2025 due to term limit laws. Eight other candidates are on the ballot, but none are expected to pose a significant challenge to the incumbent.

Dallas

Rank Population Mayor Terms Status
9 1,288,457 Eric Johnson (D) 1 Running

Mayor Eric Johnson is the first person to run unopposed on the ballot here since 1967. He will be elected to serve a second four-year term.

Kendal Richardson is the only official write-in candidate, having filed for this status. As such, votes for him are expected to be tabulated.

Fort Worth

Rank Population Mayor Terms Status
13 935,508 Mattie Parker (R) 1 Term-limited

Mattie Parker is seeking a second two-year term. There are several others on the ballot; none are expected to pose a significant challenge to the incumbent.

Arlington

Rank Population Mayor Terms Status
50 392,786 Jim Ross 2 Running

Mayor Jim Ross is seeking a second two-year term. He is being challenged by Realtor Amy Cearnal.

Irving

Rank Population Mayor Terms Status
88 254,198 Rick Stopfer (R) 2 Declared Winner

Mayor Rick Stopfer is unopposed for a third term. He is the "Declared Elected Mayor" on the ballot and no votes will be cast for this office.

Garland

Rank Population Mayor Terms Status
93 242,035 Scott LeMay (R) 1 Running

Mayor Scott LeMay is seeking a second four-year term.

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