Dallas Mayoral Candidates Rack Up Endorsements

Endorsements for two hopefuls vying for Dallas’s top political position continue to flurry as Election Day 2.0 (the runoff election) looms.

Most recently, 16 former members of Dallas City Council joined a lengthy list of high-profile names in their endorsement of state representative Eric Johnson (D-Dallas). Former councilmen Scott Griggs, though, touts the backing of the Dallas Police Association – who refrained from endorsing a candidate in the earlier election where nine candidates campaigned for Dallas mayor.

The DPA is seen as one of the most coveted endorsements as it has 4,000 active and retired members.

Johnson has already secured the backing of four former mayors of Dallas, including Mike Rawlings – and seven current council members.

Griggs has landed the endorsement of current council members, as well, including Philip Kingston, Omar Navares, and Adam Medrano.

Other endorsements for Griggs include the Dallas Firefighters Association, Sierra Club of Dallas, Dallas AFL, Dallas Gay and Lesbian Alliance, and Dallas Green Alliance  – to name a few.

Johnson also has grabbed the support of the Black Police Association PAC, the Retired Black Police Officers Association PAC, and the Black Fire Fighters Association PAC.

The runoff election will be held on June 8. Early voting begins May 28.

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Johnson Has More Money, Support of Former Mayors

Johnson, Griggs Debate

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Timothy Glaze

A journalism graduate of the University of North Texas, Tim has called Dallas home his entire life. He has covered news, schools, sports, and politics in Lake Dallas, Denton, Plano, Allen, Little Elm, and Dallas since 2009 for several publications - The Lake Cities Sun, The Plano Star Courier, the Denton Record Chronicle, and now, People Newspapers. He lives in Denton County with his wife and three dogs.

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