The longstanding Democrat mayor of Dallas, Eric Johnson, has announced his party switch to the Republican Party.
Johnson made the announcement in an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal.
Johnson served nine years as a Democrat in the Texas Legislature before being elected mayor in 2019. Although the position of mayor is technically nonpartisan, Johnson joins Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker as the second Republican to lead a significant Texas city.
Johnson was quickly accepted by Texas Republicans as one of their own.
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