Erin Moore lost the District 9 Dallas City Council race by 377 votes. Had she won, she would have become the first out lesbian to sit on the council. Paula Blackmon won with 52 percent of the vote.
“We got real close,” Moore said. At one point during the evening, she was just 130 votes behind. “Congratulations to Paula.”
She encouraged her supporters to work with Blackmon and asked Dallas Voice to thank people from around the city who supported her campaign.
In the mayor’s race, Eric Johnson beat Scott Griggs by 56-44 percent, a difference of more than 8,000 votes.
In City Council District 14, Philip Kingston lost his re-election bid for a fourth and final term to David Blewett 54-46 percent. Kingston told Dallas Voice that he was honored to represent the district, and the voters are never wrong.
“It’s incumbent upon us to support David so he can be successful as District 14’s new councilman,” Kingston said.
In District 7,Adam Bazaldua came from behind to defeat Tiffinni Young. With all precincts reporting, Bazaldua was shown as being 43 votes behind. But when the last votes were counted and final results posted, he had finished 93 votes ahead.
In District 4, incumbent Carolyn King Arnold beat Dawn Blair by about 200 votes.
— David Taffet