2007 Dallas mayoral election

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Dallas mayoral election, 2007
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Nominee Tom Leppert Ed Oakley Don Hill
First round vote 19,367 14,754 9,896
First round percentage 27.10% 20.64% 13.85%
Runoff vote 49,558 36,135
Runoff percentage 57.83% 41.17%

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Nominee Max Wells
First round vote 8,697
First round percentage 12.17%

Mayor before election

Laura Miller
Independent

Elected Mayor

Tom Leppert
Republican

The Dallas mayoral election of 2007 took place on May 12, 2007, to elect the successor to incumbent Mayor Laura Miller. Miller decided not to run for a second full term. The race is officially nonpartisan. After no candidate received a majority of the votes, the top two candidates - Tom Leppert and Ed Oakley - faced each other in a runoff election on June 16, 2007 in which Leppert prevailed.

Candidates[edit]

  • John Cappello - small businessman
  • Sam Coats - former member of the Texas House of Representatives and CEO of Schlotzsky's
  • Jennifer Gale - homeless activist and five time candidate for Mayor of Austin (
  • Gary Griffith - two term City Councilman from District 09 (East Dallas)
  • Roger Herrera - lawyer
  • Don Hill - four term City Councilman from District 05 (South Dallas)
  • Darrell Jordan - lawyer and candidate for Mayor of Dallas in 1995
  • Tom Leppert - former CEO of Turner Construction
  • Ed Oakley - three term City Councilman from District 03 (Oak Cliff)
  • Edward Okpa - real estate appraiser and candidate for Mayor of Dallas in 2003

Results[edit]

General election[edit]

Dallas mayoral election - May 12, 2007[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
nonpartisan Tom Leppert 19,367 27.10%
nonpartisan Ed Oakley 14,754 20.64%
nonpartisan Don Hill 9,896 13.85%
nonpartisan Max Wells 8,697 12.17%
nonpartisan Gary Griffith 6,656 9.31%
nonpartisan Sam Coats 5,473 7.66%
nonpartisan Darrell Jordan 4,062 5.68%
nonpartisan Roger Herrera 972 1.36%
nonpartisan Jennifer Gale 554 0.78%
nonpartisan John Cappello 504 0.71%
nonpartisan Edward Okpa 429 0.60%
nonpartisan write-ins 103 0.14%

Runoff results[edit]

Dallas mayoral election runoff - June 16, 2007[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
nonpartisan Tom Leppert 49,558 57.83%
nonpartisan Ed Oakley 36,135 42.17%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2007 JOINT ELECTION DALLAS COUNTY, TEXAS MAY 12, 2007" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-05-18.
  2. ^ "2007 JOINT RUNOFF ELECTIONS JUNE 16, 2007 DALLAS COUNTY, TEXAS" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-06-26.