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 62)
Borger, Texas, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Micki Rawlings[2]
Children Gunnar and Michelle
Residence Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Alma mater Boston College
Religion Presbyterian[3]
Website Official website

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.[4][5][6][7] 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.[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]

Electoral history[edit]

2015 Dallas mayoral election[edit]

Candidate Vote number Vote percentage[12]
Mike Rawlings 30,692 72.95%
Marcos Ronquillo 11,383 27.05%

See also[edit]


  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. 
  12. ^ [1]

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