Dallas mayoral election, 2007

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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%

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