Locke Lord Public Finance Partner and Dallas Mayor Eric L. Johnson Re-Elected With Record 98.7% of Vote

May 18, 2023

Dallas Mayor Eric L. Johnson, a Partner in Locke Lord’s nationally recognized Public Finance Practice Group, was recently re-elected as Mayor of the City of Dallas with 98.7% of the vote — the highest vote percentage garnered by a mayoral candidate facing opposition of any sort in Dallas history, breaking a 114-year-old record.

“This historic victory is further confirmation of what we already know: our city is more united than it has ever been, and we want Big Dallas Energy to continue,” said Mayor Johnson. “I am beyond grateful to the people of Dallas for their continued trust and confidence in my leadership.”

In June 2019, he became only the second African American to be elected Mayor of Dallas. Mayor Johnson represented the City of Dallas in the Texas House of Representatives from 2010 to 2019, where he served on a remarkable 20 legislative committees, and he was elected by his House colleagues to serve as the Chairman of the Dallas delegation to the Texas Legislature from 2017-2019.

Throughout his legal career, Mayor Johnson has developed extensive experience representing major issuers of municipal securities as well as national and regional investment banking firms that underwrite municipal securities.