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.

2020 UNOFFICIAL GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS

CITY OF DUNCANVILLE NOVEMBER 3, 2020 GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS

Conducted by the Dallas County Elections Department. Vote Centers were utilized on Election Day. Early voting was held at the Library/Community Center, 201 James Collins Blvd. – Barbara Lewis (Judge).

UNOFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS

COUNCILMEMBER DISTRICT 2 EARLY VOTING TOTAL VOTES %
Don McBurnett 879 965 32.83 (R)*
Hector Sifuentes 803 962 32.73
Misty Bain 891 1,012 34.43 (R)*
Total 2,573  2,939 100.00%

*Runoff

PDF of Unofficial Early Voting ResultsPDF of Unofficial Election Results

Dallas County Elections

City Council Seeking Residents to Serve on Boards and Commissions

The Duncanville City Council is currently accepting applications from citizens interested in volunteering their service on one of the City’s boards or commissions. To be eligible to serve, one must be a resident of the City of Duncanville, and not be in arrears on City of Duncanville ad valorem taxes, fines or fees.

Applications are being accepted for the following Boards and Commissions:

Applications will be accepted from June 1, 2020 thru July 3, 2020. Following the application deadline, each applicant will be contacted to schedule a brief interview with the City Council. Interviews for Boards and Commissions will be made on July 27, 2020 and July 28, 2020 with new appointments beginning on September 1, 2020, with the exception of Civil Service Commission which will begin on October 1, 2020.

Anyone interested in serving is encouraged to forward a completed application no later than July 3, 2020 to Kristin Downs, City Secretary, P.O. Box 380280, Duncanville, Texas, 75138-0280; via e-mail at kdowns@duncanville.com: or in person at City Hall, 203 E. Wheatland Road. An application may be obtained at City Hall or by visiting the City’s webpage at www.duncanville.com. For more information, please call 972-780-5017.

More information on our Boards and Commissions here.

Download an application here.

May 2, 2020 General Election POSTPONED until November 3, 2020

The 2020 City Election will be held on Tuesday, November 3rd.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and pursuant to the provisions of Section 418.016 of the Texas Government Code, on March 18, 2020, the Governor of the State of Texas signed a proclamation suspending certain provisions of the Texas Election Code and the Texas Water Code to allow all local political subdivisions that are utilizing the May 2, 2020 uniform election date to postpone their elections to the November 3, 2020, uniform election date.

The City of Duncanville issued a shelter-in-place order on March 23, 2020, and given the spread of the COVID-19 virus, there is uncertainty of whether a shelter-in-place extension will be ordered. If the election is not moved to November 3, 2020 the city may be putting the election at risk due to voters not being able to exercise their right to vote.

On March 31, 2020 City Council passed Resolution No. 2020-009R postponing the May 2nd General Election to November 3, 2020. Postponing the election to November 3, 2020 does not reopen candidate filings.

On March 31, 2020 the City Council passed Resolution No. 2020-025 ordering a cancellation of the Joint Election on May 2, 2020 and declaring the election unopposed candidates for Mayor and Councilmember from District 4 of the City Council of the City of Duncanville, Texas for a two-year term. Mayor Barry L. Gordon and Councilmember Mark D. Cooks representing District 4 will be sworn into office on May 5, 2020 by City Secretary Kristin Downs.

Additional information regarding the upcoming election may be obtained by contacting the City Secretary at (972) 780-5017.