Dallas Mayor

Employer / Organization

City of Dallas

Next Election

May 04, 2019

Filing Window

Jan 16, 2019 - Feb 15, 2019


The Mayor of Dallas is elected at large for four year terms. The Mayor officially speaks for both the government and the community as a whole. Primary responsibilities include: providing recommendations on policy, program, and budgetary initiatives, and serving an officiary role in sanctioned civic ceremonies. The Mayor is the presiding officer and a regular member of the city council, and has all the powers and duties for the office of council member in addition to those of mayor. The minimum annual salary for this position is $80,000.

Application Guidelines
1) Contact the municipal city clerk or district filing location to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. 2) Complete the application and fulfill any petition signature requirements or prepare a filing fee. If you have questions regarding this paperwork, the best thing to do is to call the filing office--often the City Clerk for city positions, or the district secretary office for school boards--or (even better) schedule an appointment with them regarding any questions. Most elections offices are happy to schedule time for candidates, and it is generally understood that first time candidates will have more questions. 3) Submit the application accompanied by either the application fee or nominating papers within 108-78 days prior to the election. If you have any issuses connecting with the municipal clerk/secretary or the district filing location, contact the Dallas County Elections Department at (214) 819-6300 or [email protected]. The Texas Secretary of State elections department is also an excellent resource for election/candidacy questions and can be reached at (512) 463-5650 or http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/candidates/index.shtml

Submit application to:
Dallas City Hall, 1500 Marilla St, Dallas , TX, 75201, US