Commonwealth Policy Center

The Mayor of Dallas announced that he is switching parties and becoming a Republican. Eric Johnson, a former Democratic Texas state legislator, announced that while serving as mayor of Dallas, America’s 9th largest city, the failure of Democratic policies in urban areas is clear. Democratic policies have resulted in widespread homelessness, increased crime, and an economic climate driving businesses away. Mayor Johnson noted that Democrats are often more focused on partisan and ideological ends rather than common sense solutions that address pressing needs to large cities. Currently, Johnson is the only Republican Mayor in our 10 largest cities. But failing far left policies may drive voters and other Democratic mayors to rethink their political affiliation.