Dallas, San Antonio Mayors Reelected

From Times Wire Reports

Incumbent mayors Ron Kirk of Dallas and Howard Peak of San Antonio rolled to huge wins, while Brownsville Mayor Henry Gonzalez lost his bid for a third term. Kirk, the first black mayor of Dallas, and Peak both campaigned on themes of improving basic city services and played down promises of major civic projects. With 65% of the vote counted, Kirk had 25,145 votes, or 73%, to 22% for his nearest rival, immigration lawyer Margaret Donnelly. In San Antonio, with 80% of the votes counted, Peak had 39,175 votes, or 85%. In Brownsville, Gonzalez was defeated by Blanca Sanchez Vela, wife of a federal judge. With all ballots counted, Vela received 3,003 votes, or 56%. Gonzalez received 2,379 votes, or 44%.

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