Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson switches to Republican Party

Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson switches to Republican Party

Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson says he is switching parties making the city of Dallas the largest in the country run by a Republican
Fox 4’s Blake Hanson live tonight with more on what the changes will mean and some reaction to Blake
As Stephen making the switch Mayor Johnson said he understands the decision will surprise many
But it is not a shock to many who closely follow politics and yet could still have some big implications for the future
The 60th mayor of the great city of Dallas my friend Mayor Johnson
When Eric Johnson was sworn in for his second term as Dallas mayor in June the then Democrat had Texas’s two
Republican senators they’re supporting him.
He’s now joined the two
Johnson announcing in a Wall Street Journal op-ed Friday.
I have no intention of changing my approach to my job
But today I am changing my party affiliation
Going on to write the future of America’s great urban centers depends on the willingness of the nation’s mayors to champion law and order
and practice fiscal conservatism
Johnson has long made cracking down on violent crime lowering property rates and attracting business
Central tenants to his mayorship he discussed those efforts and an appearance on Fox News Channel late last month
We’ve worked really really closely with the community here in Dallas to make sure that our police
feel supported throughout this time when a lot of people have talked about the funding the police and
Questioning the the role that law enforcement plays although mayoral positions are technically nonpartisan
Johnson’s moves sparked backlash for going Republican in solidly Democrat.
Dallas County
Dallas County Democratic chair Cardle Coleman writing that Johnson has the gall to join a party
So blatantly opposed to the values of Dallas.
He’s an embarrassment not only to him but to our community
Well Johnson was never a particularly partisan Democrat SMU political science professor Matthew Wilson says the move could be
advantageous if Johnson seeks higher office
Texas is becoming more two-party competitive.
but clearly it’s still a state where Republicans have an advantage and
Moreover by becoming pretty much the only
African American Republican leader of a major city
He puts himself in a much more kind of unique political position than he is within the Democratic Party
Johnson staff told me that he was not available for an interview today
His op-ed really did not go into detail as to what his future political plans might be

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