Jim Ross and Michael Glaspie Have a Runoff – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Arlington’s next mayor will be decided on Saturday in a run-off between businessman Jim Ross and former city council member Michael Glaspie.
In the May 1 general election, Ross received 47% of the vote and Glaspie received 21% of the vote to replace current Mayor Jeff Williams, who has reached the term limit. A candidate had to reach 50% to win the election straight away.
Ross, a lawyer and former Arlington police officer, was endorsed by Williams, as well as former Mayor Richard Greene, the Arlington Police Association and three other police unions. He previously served on the board of directors of the Arlington Police Foundation, but has not served in public office.
Glaspie, a Vietnam veteran, served on Arlington City Council from 2012-2019 and Arlington School Board from 1991-2008. He received support from the Dallas Morning News Editorial Board, former mayor Elzie Odom and five general election candidates who did not qualify for the second round.
These five general election candidates, Doni Anthony, Kelly Burke, Cirilo Ocampo Jr., Marvin Sutton and Dewayne Washington, won a total of 30.7% of the vote in the May 1 election.
Voters can vote at 28 polling stations in Arlington, which you can find here. Voters do not need to have voted in the May 1 election to vote in the second round.
Click here to see the results of the second round of voting on June 5.