Attorney, architect and urban planner Paul Ridley won handily in the runoff for the Dallas City Council District 14 seat. Ridley earned 60.57% of the votes to incumbent David Blewett’s 39.43% vote total.
Turnout was higher than some had predicted. The runoff attracted 7,872 voters to the polls compared to the May 1 general election turnout of 8,937 voters.
Elizabeth Viney, the third place finisher in the May 1 election, threw her support to Blewett in the runoff, but her endorsement didn’t seem to matter much. Ridley’s 21 point win in the runoff surpassed his 13 point win over Blewett in the general election.
Like Viney’s endorsement, campaign cash didn’t seem to make a difference either. Blewett reported raising $161,000 in contributions to Ridley’s $37,000.
Paul Ridley, along with his colleagues on the Dallas City Council, will be sworn in on June 14th.
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