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Danish, Meagher Join City Council


The June 15 runoff election resulted in the election of John Danish and Allan E. Meagher to again serve on Irving City Council.

Danish, 62, attorney-at-law, has lived in Irving for 62 years and received 52 percent of votes for Place 1 (single-member district). Danish previously served on council from 1987 to 1991. Meagher, 51, management for UPS Freight, has lived in Irving for 50 years and received 54 percent of votes for Place 2 (at-large). Meagher previously served on council from 2004 to 2011.

In the four-person races for Places 1 and 2, none of the candidates received a majority of votes in the May 11 General Election as required by the City Charter, which resulted in the runoff election. Irving is governed by a council-manager form of government where council sets city policies, and the city manager is responsible for organizational operations. City Council comprises one mayor and eight council members. All council members are elected for three-year terms. Elected officials are under a mixed system of single-member districts and at-large seats. Following is a complete list of City Council representatives.

Place 1 – John Danish
Place 2 – Allan E. Meagher (at large)
Place 3 – Dennis Webb
Place 4 – Joe Putnam
Place 5 – Rose Cannaday
Place 6 – Brad M. LaMorgese
Place 7 – Gerald Farris
Place 8 – Thomas D. Spink (at large)
Mayor – Beth Van Duyne (at large)

Newly elected council members will be publicly sworn in at 7 p.m. July 11 at City Hall, 825 W. Irving Blvd. Results from the general and runoff elections are available for review at cityofirving.org/city-secretary.

Posted July 5


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