DALLAS, TX – State Representative Eric Johnson officially filed the necessary paperwork today to have his name placed on the ballot as a candidate for Mayor of Dallas in the upcoming May 4 election. While 216 valid signatures from registered voters in the City of Dallas are required to run for Mayor of Dallas, Johnson submitted several times the number of signatures required by law. The signers of Johnson’s petitions came from literally every geographic area of the city: North, South, East and West.

Johnson issued the following statement in response to filing today:

“Despite having been in the mayoral race for only three weeks, I have been overwhelmed by the groundswell of support for our grassroots campaign. I found people were very eager to sign our petition for mayor all over this great city, North, South, East and West, without exception,” Johnson stated.

“In talking to folks over the past three weeks, it is very clear that Dallasites want a mayor who can bring Dallas together and who will get things done. I am the only candidate in this race who has both the experience and the leadership skills to deliver for the people of Dallas, and I have a nine-year track record in the Legislature to prove it,” Johnson added.

Eric Johnson was born and raised in Dallas. He is a graduate of Harvard University (B.A.), the

University of Pennsylvania (J.D.), and Princeton University (M.P.A.). Johnson has been a practicing lawyer in Dallas for the past 15 years and has represented Dallas in the Texas House of Representatives since 2010. He and his wife, Nakita, reside in Dallas with their two children, William (age 4) and George (age 1).

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