Apr 25, 2023 - Politics

Notable races and measures up for a vote in North Texas

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Illustration: Lindsey Bailey/Axios

May elections can be contentious when there's a mayoral race — but not this year.

The intrigue: Running unopposed, the mayors of Dallas and Irving are on the cusp of re-election. Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker is also likely to win her race against several challengers.

Yes, but: May elections tend to have low voter turnout, allowing a small percentage of voters to decide for the majority.

  • And during calmer election cycles, it's easy to overlook important issues on the ballot.

Here are some local races and plans up for a vote in North Texas:

Voters across the region will help choose their city council and school board members.

  • Many school districts, including Coppell, Carrollton-Farmers Branch, Garland and Denton ISDs, are hoping to upgrade their facilities through bond measures.
  • Denton voters will help decide whether Council member Jesse Davis should be recalled.
  • Frisco voters will weigh in on several bond measures for street improvements, public safety and recreation facilities, and a new downtown parking garage..
  • McKinney voters will decide on a $200 million bond proposal to add a commercial terminal to McKinney National Airport.
  • Richardson voters will weigh in on the city's plans to replace its city hall, which was damaged in a fire last year.

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