June 5 Runoff Election Set for Mayor, District 3 City Council Seats
By Office of Communication
Posted on May 03, 2021, May 03, 2021

City Council Election

Arlington voters elected one new City Council member and re-elected two City Council members during the Saturday, May 1, 2021, General Election. A runoff election is scheduled Saturday, June 5 for the mayor’s seat and the District 3 City Council seat.

Mayor: Because none of the seven mayoral candidates received more than 50% of the vote, a runoff election between the two candidates with the most votes is set for June 5. Jim Ross received 47.39% of the vote and Michael Glaspie received 21.12%, according to unofficial vote totals. Marvin Sutton, Cirilo Ocampo Jr. (CJ), Dewayne T. Washington, Doni Anthony and Kelly R. Burke also vied for the open seat. Jeff Williams has served as Arlington mayor the past six years.

District 3: The District 3 City Council race is also headed to a June 5 runoff election between candidates Diana Saleh, who received 32.16% of the vote, and Nikkie Hunter, who received 31.50% of the vote, according to unofficial totals. Marvin Sutton has served as the City Council District 3 representative the past two years. Alixis Lupien, Dora O. Tovar and Tamiko Brown also vied for the open seat.

District 4: Andrew Piel was re-elected as the District 4 City Council representative with 68.58% of the vote, according to unofficial totals. 68.58% Cheyenne M. Zokaie, Nehal L. Mehta, B.W. McClendon, Jr. and Anne Nwaefulu also vied for the seat.

District 5: Arlington voters elected Rebecca Boxall to the open City Council District 5 seat. Boxall received 61.61% of the vote, while candidate Kennedy Jones received 38.39%, according to unofficial vote totals. Dr. Ignacio Nunez has served as the District 5 City Council representative the past two years.

District 8: Dr. Barbara Odom-Wesley was re-elected the District 8 at-large City Council representative with 76.17% of the vote, according to unofficial totals. Chris “Dobi” Dobson also ran for the seat.

Runoff Election Day Polling Locations

If you are voting between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 5, you can vote at any open polling place in Tarrant County. To find the closest polling location to you, please use the online Tarrant County Voter Lookup Tool.

Please note, two Arlington ISD sites will not be available as polling locations for the Runoff Election because of planned construction. These affected sites are Berry Elementary School, 1800 Joyce St., and Shackleford Junior High School, 2000 N. Fielder Rd.

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Visit the Tarrant County Elections website for more information.

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