Rawlings in 2012
|61st Mayor of Dallas|
June 27, 2011
|Preceded by||Dwaine Caraway|
August 25, 1954 |
Borger, Texas, U.S.
|Children||Gunnar and Michelle|
|Residence||Dallas, Texas, U.S.|
|Alma mater||Boston College|
Mike Rawlings (born August 25, 1954) is an American businessman and politician who serves as the 61st and current Mayor of Dallas. A member of the Democratic Party, he won the 2011 Dallas mayoral election defeating former Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle. He was reelected in 2015 defeating Independent challenger Marcos Ronquillo. Rawlings is also the former CEO of Pizza Hut and a former chief executive of the Tracy-Locke ad agency. 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 alongside actor Patrick Stewart.
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|Mayor of Dallas
June 27, 2011–present