Mike Rawlings

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Mike Rawlings
Mike Rawlings 2012.jpg
Rawlings in 2012
61st Mayor of Dallas
Assumed office
June 27, 2011[1]
Preceded by Dwaine Caraway
Personal details
Born (1954-08-25) August 25, 1954 (age 61)
Borger, Texas
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Micki Rawlings[2]
Children Gunnar and Michelle
Residence Dallas, Texas
Alma mater Boston College
Religion Presbyterian[3]
Website Official website

Mike Rawlings (born August 25, 1954) is the 61st and current Mayor of Dallas after winning the 2011 Dallas mayoral election defeating former Dallas Police Chief, David Kunkle.[4][5][6][7] He is also the former CEO of Pizza Hut and a former chief executive of the Tracy-Locke ad agency.[2][8] In addition to his work in the city, Rawlings is also a prominent opponent of domestic violence, speaking at many events, including a Ring The Bell event at the United Nations[9] alongside actor Patrick Stewart. [10][11]

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  1. ^ Austin, BJ (27 June 2011). "Rawlings Sworn In As New Dallas Mayor". KERA (FM). Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Watson, Brad (12 May 2011). "Dallas mayoral candidate Mike Rawlings". WFAA. Retrieved 23 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Dallas City Mayor Bio"
  4. ^ Novak, Daniel (18 June 2011). "Mike Rawlings Wins Dallas Mayoral Election". KDAF. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "ELECTIONS: Rawlings, Price cruise to victory; Hightower narrowly defeated in Arlington". Dallas Voice. 18 June 2011. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  6. ^ Kofler, Shelley (19 June 2011). "Voters Elect New Mayors, Decide Local Elections". KERA (FM). Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  7. ^ Bush, Rudolph (18 June 2011). "Mike Rawlings wins race for Dallas mayor". Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 23 June 2011. 
  8. ^ Goldstein, Scott. "Rawlings keeps his own counsel — to chagrin of some on council". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  9. ^ Variano, Dana (2013-03-05). "Mayor Mike Rawlings | Ring The Bell". Retrieved 2013-06-13. 
  10. ^ Peele, Britton (2013-05-30). "Mayor Mike Rawlings gets shout out from Patrick Stewart during Comicpalooza speech about domestic violence". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 2013-06-13. 
  11. ^ Skye, Heather (2013-05-29). "Patrick Stewart Gives Passionate Response to Question At Comicpalooza 2013". Retrieved 2013-06-13. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Dwaine Caraway
Mayor of Dallas
June 27, 2011–present