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Dallas, San Antonio Mayors Reelected

May 02, 1999|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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