MAY 7, 2022 UNOFFICIAL GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS

CITY OF DUNCANVILLE

May 7, 2022

GENERAL ELECTION

UNOFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS

 

MAYOR EARLY VOTING TOTAL VOTES %
ERIKA BROWNING 467 705      24.45%
MARK D. COOKS 738 1,050          36.41%
LAVAUGHN WASHINGTON 55 79            2.74%
BARRY L. GORDON 729 1,050           36.41%
Total 1,989 2,884 100.00%

 

 

COUNCILMEMBER DISTRICT 2 EARLY VOTING TOTAL VOTES %
DON MCBURNETT 217 287       50.62% (W)
NANCY GUTIERREZ 194 280        49.38%
Total 411 567 100.00%

 

COUNCILMEMBER DISTRICT 4 EARLY VOTING TOTAL VOTES %
KAREN CHERRY 354 489     74.43% (W)
BRENDA O’BRIEN 110 168       25.57%
Total 464 657     100.00%

 Dallas County Elections Department

PDF of Unofficial Early Voting Results / PDF of Unofficial Election Results

Election Day is May 7, 2022

The 2022 City Election will be held on Saturday, May 7th.  The slate of offices includes Councilmembers to represent Mayor, District 2 and District 4.  All registered voters in the City of Duncanville will have the opportunity to vote for the Mayor position. Registered voters residing in Districts 2 and 4 will also have an opportunity to vote for their respective candidates.

Following is a list of Candidates:

  • Mayor
    • Erika Browning
    • Mark D. Cooks***
    • LaVaughn Washington
    • Barry L. Gordon **
  • Councilmember District 2
    • Don McBurnett **
    • Nancy Gutierrez
  • Councilmember District 4
    • Karen Cherry
    • Brenda O’Brien

**Denotes Incumbent Mayor or Councilmember

***Denotes Incumbent Councilmember Running for Mayor

To view the candidates contact information click here

Anyone not currently registered to vote has until April 7th to register in order to cast a ballot in the May election.  Voter registration cards may be obtained at City Hall or the Duncanville Public Library.  For more information regarding voter registration, residents may contact the Dallas County Elections Department at (469) 627-VOTE (8683).

Early voting will be conducted Monday, April 25, 2022 through Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at the Duncanville Library Conference Rooms located at 201 James Collins Blvd. as follows:

Monday, April 25th – Friday, April 29th:                  8:00 a.m. –  5:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 30th                                                        7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 1st:                                                              12:00 p.m. –  6:00 p.m.

Monday, May 2nd – Tuesday, May 3rd:                    7:00 a.m. –  7:00 p.m.

Questions concerning voter registration should be directed to the Dallas County Voter Registration Department at (469) 627-VOTE (8683). Additional information regarding the upcoming election may be obtained by contacting the City Secretary at (972) 780-5017.

Preparations Begin for 2022 City Officers Elections

Election Day is May 7, 2022

The 2022 City Officers election will be held Saturday, May 7th.  Duncanville voters will go to the polls to elect the Mayor, and Councilmembers to represent Districts 2 and 4 for the upcoming two-year term.

The first official day to file an application for a place on the ballot is Wednesday, January 19th. The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 18th.  Candidate filing packets are now available in the City Secretary’s office.

Due to COVID precautions please call ahead of time to schedule an appointment with the City Secretary’s office to pick up a packet or to file for a place on the ballot. You can email citysecretary@duncanville.com or kdowns@duncanville.com, or call 972-780-5069.

City qualifications for candidacy include:

  • Qualified voter;
  • Resident of the State of Texas for one year;
  • Resident of the City and district for six months; and
  • Hold no other public office.

All registered voters in the City of Duncanville may vote for Mayor.  Residents of Districts 2 and 4 may vote for their respective candidates. Anyone not currently registered to vote has until April 7, 2022 to register in order to cast a ballot in the May 7th election.  Voter registration applications may be obtained at City Hall or the Duncanville Public Library.

Questions concerning voter registration should be directed to the Dallas County Voter Registration Department at (469) 627-8683. Additional information regarding the upcoming election may be obtained by contacting the City Secretary Kristin Downs at (972) 780-5017.  Election details will also be available at www.duncanville.com.

MAY 1, 2021 UNOFFICIAL GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS

CITY OF DUNCANVILLE

May 1, 2021

GENERAL ELECTION

UNOFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS

 

COUNCILMEMBER AT-LARGE EARLY VOTING TOTAL VOTES %
Patrick Harvey 799 1,185      52.11% (W)
Angela D. Jones 368 577       25.37%
Richard E. Shaw 179 346       15.22%
Shawn Von Lauffer 99 166        7.30%
Total 1,445 2,274 100.00%

 

COUNCILMEMBER DISTRICT 1 EARLY VOTING TOTAL VOTES %
Joe Veracruz 221 389       52.57% (W)
Matthew J. Jones 144 240        32.43%
De Gooden 67 111        15.00%
Total 432 740 100.00%

 

COUNCILMEMBER DISTRICT 3 EARLY VOTING TOTAL VOTES %
Jeremy Koontz 147 239     69.48% (W)
Kasundra Brown 63 105      30.52%
Total 210 344     100.00%

 

COUNCILMEMBER DISTRICT 5 EARLY VOTING TOTAL VOTES %
Greg Contreras 203 259       57.81% (W)
Johnette Jameson 122 174 38.84%
Melba R. Wright 9 15 3.35%
Total 334 448 100.00%

  Dallas County Elections Department /

PDF of Unofficial Early Voting Results / PDF of Unofficial Election Results

PREPARATIONS CONTINUE FOR 2021 CITY OFFICERS ELECTION ELECTION DAY IS MAY 1, 2021

ELECTION DAY IS MAY 1, 2021

The 2021 City Election will be held on Saturday, May 1st.  The slate of offices includes Councilmembers to represent At-Large, District 1, District 3 and District 5.  All registered voters in the City of Duncanville will have the opportunity to vote for the At-Large position. Registered voters residing in Districts 1, 3, and 5 will also have an opportunity to vote for their respective candidates.

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Preparations Begin for 2021 City Officers Elections

Election Day is May 1, 2021

The 2021 City Officers election will be held Saturday, May 1st.  Duncanville voters will go to the polls to elect the Councilmember At Large, and Councilmembers to represent Districts 1, 3, and 5 for the upcoming two-year term.

The first official day to file an application for a place on the ballot is Wednesday, January 13th. The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 12th.  Candidate filing packets are now available in the City Secretary’s office.

City qualifications for candidacy include:

  • Qualified voter;
  • Resident of the State of Texas for one year;
  • Resident of the City and district for six months; and
  • Hold no other public office.

All registered voters in the City of Duncanville may vote for the Councilmember At Large.  Residents of Districts 1, 3, and 5 may vote for their respective candidates. Anyone not currently registered to vote has until April 1, 2021 to register in order to cast a ballot in the May 1st election.  Voter registration applications may be obtained at City Hall or the Duncanville Public Library.

Questions concerning voter registration should be directed to the Dallas County Voter Registration Department at (469) 627-8683. Additional information regarding the upcoming election may be obtained by contacting the City Secretary Kristin Downs at (972) 780-5017.  Election details will also be available at www.duncanville.com.

The City of Duncanville announces Aretha R. Ferrell-Benavides as their new City Manager

The Duncanville City Council is proud to announce Aretha R. Ferrell-Benavides as their new City Manager.

Mrs. Ferrell-Benavides start date is February 22, 2021.

Aretha R. Ferrell-Benavides has nearly 30 years of professional experience at all levels of government. On July 10, 2017, she was appointed as City Manager for the great City of Petersburg, Virginia after previously serving as City Manager for the City of Glenn Heights, Texas.

Much of her career has been spent in Washington, DC, where she previously served as the Deputy Secretary of the State for the District of Columbia. Serving under four Mayoral Administrations, she held positions to include Chief Operating Officer for the District of Columbia Department of Parks and Recreation; Chief of Staff for the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Children, Youth, Families and Elders; and Director for the Office of Neighborhood Action and the Community Empowerment Cluster.

With a true commitment to government, Mrs. Ferrell-Benavides previously served as the Assistant County Administrator for Los Alamos County, New Mexico. In that role, she managed the County’s Intergovernmental Program and Economic Development. For the City of Sunnyvale, California, Mrs. Ferrell-Benavides served as the Assistant to the City Manager, where she oversaw Sunnyvale’s Intergovernmental and Legislative programs.

From 1989 to 1995, Mrs. Ferrell-Benavides worked with the Central Intelligence Agency as an undergraduate intern and later as Graduate Fellow focusing on Soviet Military Issues. Mrs. Ferrell-Benavides held her first local government job with the City of Fort Worth in 1988 as a summer employee.

From 1995 to 1997, she served as the Assistant to the Chief of Staff of the Governor of Maryland. From 1997 to 2002, Mrs. Ferrell-Benavides worked for the City of Chicago as the Deputy Chief of Staff for the Chicago Housing Authority and as Assistant Chief Information Officer for the Department of Business and Information Services.

Currently, Mrs. Ferrell-Benavides serves on several intergovernmental boards to include Riverside Regional Jail Authority (Secretary Treasurer), Crater Youth Correctional Center (Chair), South Central Wastewater Authority (Vice-Chair), Petersburg Area Regional Tourism, Appomattox River Water Authority and Crater Planning District.

Mrs. Ferrell-Benavides is committed to serving in the field of Public Administration and is a member of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). Since 1988, Mrs. Ferrell-Benavides has been a faithful and supportive member of the NFBPA, beginning with serving as the organization’s student representative on the national board of directors and later serving as President of the Chicago Chapter, Vice-President of the Council of Presidents, National Secretary/Treasurer, 2nd Vice-President, 1st Vice-President and ultimately serving as the 17ths National President. Mrs. Ferrell-Benavides is a 1995 Graduate of the NFBPA’s Mentor Program and 1999 graduate of the Executive Leadership Institute. In 2017, she was awarded the Marks of Excellence Award. The Marks of Excellence Award is bestowed upon an African-American Public Administrator who has achieved extraordinary success in the field of public management. Early in her career, she was awarded the NFBPA Young Public Administrator of the Year Award. This is a nationally competitive award recognizing an administrator, under age 35, who has demonstrated an above-average commitment and success in both the profession and community.

Mrs. Ferrell-Benavides is a Silver Star member of the Delta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and a Master of Arts in Public Administration from Howard University in Washington, DC. She has also completed the University of Virginia Senior Executive Institute, and part of the 2015 Class of Leadership Southwest. Ms. Ferrell-Benavides is married to former Dallas City Manager, Ted Benavides, and has one son Geoffry Alexander who is a student at the University of Kansas.