NORTH TEXAS -- The polls are closed, the ballots tallied and the voters have spoken.
Saturday’s election results had some shoo-ins and some shake-ups. In Dallas, incumbent Mike Rawlings will continue to hold down the fort as mayor.
Rawlings easily won-over voters to keep his seat over opponent Marcos Ronquillo. Newsfix caught up with Rawlings at his campaign watch party last night.
"I believe that this city believes in itself like it's never believed in itself before," Rawlings said as he addressed the crowd. "There's a sense of optimism, hope and pragmatism all wrapped up together."
But, it looks like the votes weren’t as favorable for other mayoral incumbents in North Texas.
In Mesquite, current mayor, John Monaco was ousted by his opponent, Stan Pickett. Monaco has been the city’s mayor since 2007.
On his website, Pickett says he will “refocus city hall on improving the basic, no-frills city services” – better roads and safe neighborhoods.
Across the county line, the face of Arlington’s City Hall will have a new look. After a dozen years at the helm, Mayor Robert Cluck lost his re-election to Jeff Williams. Cluck was influential in bringing AT&T Stadium to his backyard.
Williams’ campaign focused on improving neighborhoods, protecting taxpayers and pushing for new development around AT&T Stadium.
Also in Arlington, the ballots heavily favored banning red light traffic cams.