Rep. Eric Johnson (D-Dallas) announced he would run for mayor, becoming the 10th candidate in the race, joining:
- Mike Ablon, real estate developer
- Albert Black, businessman and former Dallas Housing Authority chair
- Scott Griggs, patent attorney and four-term council member
- Alyson Kennedy, retail employee and 2016 Socialist Workers Party presidential nominee
- Lynn McBee, nonprofit executive
- Regina Montoya, attorney and former Hillary Clinton presidential campaign fundraiser;
- Miguel Patino
- Miguel Solis, educator and Dallas ISD board member; and
- Former Rep. Jason Villaba (R-Dallas).
Former City Attorney Larry Casto withdrew from the race over the weekend and endorsed Ablon. Mayor Mike Rawlings is term-limited.
Johnson, an attorney, was first elected to the Legislature in 2010 after ousting scandal-plagued former Rep. Terri Hodge (D-Dallas) in the Democratic primary. Johnson does not have to give up his legislative seat to run and intends to serve his term while campaigning.
Election Day is May 4.
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