Tag Archives: Ed Oakely

No Gay Mayor For Dallas

Openly gay Dallas mayoral candidate Ed Oakley lost today in that city’s runoff election, defeated by retired businessman Tom Leppert. Surprising poll workers, today’s runoff seems to have had higher turnout than last month’s general election. Oakley, who is CFO of a company that owns several Dallas gay bars, called Leppert late today to concede and congratulate him on his …

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The First Gay Mayor Of A Major U.S. City?

Dallas’ openly gay mayoral candidate Ed Oakley is in the final stretch of his campaign as the city prepares for next week’s runoff election. Will Oakley become the first openly gay mayor of a major American city? Current polls show the candidates in a dead heat. The Victory Fund, which supports LGBT candidates nationwide, has issued a letter thanking Oakley …

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