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Texas Cities Holding Mayoral Contests

While Renea Dauntes, Ginger Nelson, and Jim Lowder will compete in Amarillo's Mayoral contest on Saturday, other Texas cities will also be holding contests for the office of mayor.

In a race that the Texas Tribune has called "the banner contest" for municipal elections in Texas, San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor will face a packed field of 13 challengers, including City Councilmember Ron Nirenberg and Bexar Democratic chair Manuel Medina. That race will be closely watched as Taylor seeks to avoid a runoff.

In Arlington, Mayor Jeff Williams faces challenger Chris Dobson. The Arlington race may be overshadowed by the City Council race for District 3, in which incumbent Robert Rivera is retiring. Roxanne Thalman, Marvin Sutton, Pablo Frias, and Blerim Emalzi are all seeking that position.

In El Paso, eight candidates are hoping to succeed retiring Mayor Oscar Leeser. Several El Paso politicians will be running in that race, including City Councilmember Emma Acosta, State Representative Dee Margo, and El Paso Historical Commissioner Chris Stapler.

In Fort Worth, Mayor Betsy Price is facing Pastor Chris Nettles. Price has pledged to focus on infrastructure, if re-elected, while Nettles pledges to focus on education.

And in Abilene, Richard Kennedy, Anthony Williams, and Robert Briley are all seeking the office of Mayor. Incumbent Norm Archibald is retiring.

We will bring you results from these elections next week.

Photo by Delmarva Public Radio

Photo by Delmarva Public Radio

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