Elections (Elecciones)

The candidates’ names appeared in the following order:

Mayor of the City of Kennedale

  • Brian Johnson
  • Jerrick “JD” Drayden

Kennedale City Council Place 2

  • Gary Mitchell
  • Chris Pugh

Kennedale City Council Place 4

  • Linda Rhodes (unopposed)

Ever wondered who's served on Council in years past? View the entire Election Register from incorporation in 1947 to the current Council.

General Election Information

  • Council Places 1, 3, and 5 are elected in May of odd-numbered years; the Mayor and Council Places 2 and 4  in May of even-numbered years
  • The period for filing an Application for a Place on the Ballot for the November 3, 2020 (Postponed from May 2, 2020) Election has ended. It was 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 15 through 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 14, 2020. The offices of Mayor and City Council Places 2 and 4 will appear on the ballot. Filings will be accepted during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., excluding holidays) and there is no filing fee. Candidate Packets are available in the City Secretary’s Office in City Hall (405 Municipal Drive) or at www.cityofkennedale.com/candidatepacket.
  • Under the recently adopted ’Vote Center’ model, voters in Tarrant County can now vote at any polling place within the County both during Early Voting and on Election DayThe local polling place for the City of Kennedale is the Community Center in the Kennedale Public Library (316 W 3rd Street, Kennedale, TX 76060).
  • The City Secretary’s Office is responsible for overseeing municipal elections including serving as the contract administrator for election services through Tarrant County Elections, receiving all required candidate filings (including campaign finance reports), and conducting a drawing for the order in which names will appear on the ballot.
  • View the Election Register (PDF)
  • General Elections are held on the first Saturday of each May, with the deadline to file for a place on the ballot falling 78 days before Election Day and the first day to file for a place on the ballot falling 30 days before that.
First Day to File
(108 days before Election)
Deadline to File
(78 days before Election)
Election Day
Wednesday, January 15, 20205:00 p.m. Friday, February 14, 2020November 3, 2020 (Postponed from May 2, 2020) 
Wednesday, January 13, 20215:00 p.m. Friday, February 12, 2021Saturday, May 1, 2021
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
5:00 p.m. Friday, February 18, 2022
Saturday, May 7, 2022
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
5:00 p.m. Friday, February 17, 2023
Saturday, May 6, 2023

November 3, 2020 Notices and Filings

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Contact Information

City of Kennedale
405 Municipal Drive, Kennedale, TX 76060
For questions regarding elections, email City Hall or call 817-985-2105.

The next General Election for the City of Kennedale will be Tuesday, November 2, 2020. The offices of Mayor, City Council Place 2, and City Council Place 4 will appear on the ballot. The deadline to file for a place on the ballot has ended. Applications for a Place on the Ballot can be found in the Candidate Packet (once available) and filed with the City Secretary’s Office (in City Hall, 405 Municipal Drive, Kennedale, TX 76060). There is no filing fee.

This site only provides information about City of Kennedale Elections. To view upcoming County, State, and Federal Election information, please begin with the following sites:

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Governance Model

As a Home Rule City, Kennedale enjoys the full power of local self-government (Local Government Code, §51.072). The governmental structure and division of power are established in the City's Home Rule Charter, which was written in 1997 and adopted by the voters on January 17, 1998. Voters have approved amendments twice (in May 2016 and May 2019).