Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson's statement on the 2020 presidential election results
DALLAS -- Mayor Eric Johnson on Saturday released the following statement after multiple news organizations officially projected that former Vice President Joe Biden has won the 2020 presidential election:
“I want to congratulate President-elect Biden on his hard-fought victory. I look forward to working with his administration, Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, and the Dallas-area Congressional delegation to advance the priorities of the people of Dallas at the federal level.
"I also want to recognize the historic election of Kamala Harris, who will become the first woman and the first person of color to serve as vice president of the United States. Politics aside, this is a remarkable moment for our country. We need more women and people of color in leadership.
"Finally, I am thrilled with the historic turnout in this election. Our city is better for our residents’ participation in our democracy, and I strongly encourage them to become engaged on important city issues that affect their daily lives.”