Elections

The City election, for the purpose of electing a Mayor and Councilmembers for Places 1 – 6, is held in odd-numbered years on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. The next election will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021.

The City contracts with Dallas County and Kaufman County Election Departments to conduct joint elections along with other entities. Participating in joint elections enables the City to reduce election expenses and is more convenient for voters who can visit one location to vote on all issues.

The Mayor is elected at-large and is voted into office by all qualified voters of the City for a two-year term. The Mayor is limited to four consecutive two-year terms.

Councilmembers elected to fill Places 1 – 6 are voted into office by qualified voters of the respective districts, which corresponds with the district of which the voter is a resident, for a two-year term and must reside in the respective district. Councilmembers may serve for four consecutive two-year terms and four consecutive two-year terms as Mayor, for a total of eight consecutive two-year terms combined, without a two-year break in service.

The current Mayor and City Council are as follows: 

Mayor – Daniel Aleman, Jr.
Place 1 – Sherry Wisdom
Place 2 – Kenny Green
Place 3 – Robert Miklos
Place 4 – Tandy Boroughs
Place 5 – B. W. Smith
Place 6 – Debbie Anderson

For any questions, please contact the City Secretary's Office at 972-216-6401 or at CouncilCandidate@cityofmesquite.com

2021 City Council Candidates - December 7, 2021
Runoff Election
 (In ballot order)

City Council, Place 1
1. Jeff Casper
2. David Jackson Burris

City Council, Place 3
1. Jennifer Vidler
2. Elizabeth Rodriguez-Ross


Notice of Runoff Election - December 7, 2021

Dec. 7, 2021 - Runoff - ​Early Voting          



Early voting by personal appearance will be conducted at:

Florence Recreation Center
2501 Whitson Way
Mesquite, TX  75150


On the following dates and times:


  • Monday, November 22, 2021 - Wednesday, November 24, 2021, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 25, 2021 through Friday, November 26, 2021, No voting due to Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Saturday, November 27, 2021, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 28, 2021, 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, November 29, 2021 through Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 2, 2021 through December 3, 2021, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Dec. 7, 2021 - Runoff - Election Day        ​



Election Day voting by personal appearance will be conducted from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at:

Dunford Recreation Center Florence Recreation Center
1015 Green Canyon Drive 2501 Whitson Way
Mesquite, TX  75150 Mesquite, TX  75150

Tosch Elementary School Galloway Elementary School
2424 Larchmont Drive 200 Clary Drive
Mesquite, TX  75150 Mesquite, TX  75149

 Requirements for City Council Candidates
  • Must be a United States citizen (Section 141.001 of the Texas Election Code)
  • Must be 18 years of age or older on the first day of the term to be filled at the election or on the date of appointment, as applicable (Section 141.001 of the Texas Election Code)
  • Must have not been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote (Section 141.001 of the Texas Election Code)
  • Must have not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities (Section 141.001 of the Texas Election Code)
  • Must have resided in the City of Mesquite for at least one year next prior to the election (Article IV, Section 3 of City Charter)
  • No person shall be eligible as a candidate for member of the City Council in Place Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 unless the person has been, for a period of not less than 120 days prior to any City Council election, and is at the time of such election, a bona fide resident of the district in which he or she seeks election. A candidate for Mayor may reside in any portion of the City. (Article IV, Section 4b of City Charter)
  • In order to determine which Council District you reside in, go to Council District Map and enter your address in the top right corner.
  • Must be a qualified voter of the City of Mesquite as of the time of filing of petition and shall not serve as Mayor or Councilmember unless he or she is a qualified voter of the City of Mesquite at the time of election (Article IV, Section 3 of City Charter)
  • Must complete “Application for a Place on the Ballot” (Section 143.004 of the Texas Election Code)
  • Must complete “Appointment of Campaign Treasurer” form (Section 252.001 of the Texas Election Code)
  • Must complete “Acceptance of Nomination” form
  • Must present “Petition for Place on the Ballot”:
    • For Single Member District Nos. 1 - 6, a petition containing a minimum of 25 signatures of registered voters of the territory from which the petition is being circulated (Section 143.005(d) of the Texas Election Code & Article IV, Section 4c of the City Charter)  
    • For Mayor, a petition containing one-half of one percent of the total vote received in the territory from which the office is elected by all candidates for Mayor in the most recent Mayoral General Election, which is 45 signatures of qualified voters within the City of Mesquite (Section 143.005(d) of the Texas Election Code & Article IV, Section 4c of the City Charter)

Campaign Finance Reports and Personal Financial Statements

Questions regarding reporting procedures, contributions or expenditures should be directed to the Texas Ethics Commission at 1-800-325-8506 or 512-463-5800.  The duties of the City Secretary are limited to accepting and filing the various applications, affidavits and statements.  It is outside the City Secretary’s authority to review the reports for correctness or to advise filers regarding the contents of the reports.

Future Elections   


  • Tuesday, November 7, 2023 - Mayor and City Councilmembers for Places 1 - 6
  • Tuesday, November 4, 2025 - Mayor and City Councilmembers for Places 1 - 6
  • Tuesday, November 2, 2027 - Mayor and City Councilmembers for Places 1 - 6