Armin Mizani wins Keller mayoral runoff election

The Dec. 8 runoff took place a month after no candidate for mayor received more than 50% of the vote in the general election. (Kira Lovell/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Dec. 8 runoff took place a month after no candidate for mayor received more than 50% of the vote in the general election. (Kira Lovell/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Dec. 8 runoff took place a month after no candidate for mayor received more than 50% of the vote in the general election. (Kira Lovell/Community Impact Newspaper)

Updated at 10:37 p.m. This story has been updated to reflect the latest results and election information from Tarrant County elections.

With 100% of Tarrant County precincts reporting, Armin Mizani has been elected as the next mayor of Keller.

Mizani received 3,809 votes, or 58.89%, over challenger Tag Green, according to unofficial election results from Tarrant County. Green received a total of 2,659 votes.

In a social media address to supporters, Mizani said he was humbled by the results of the election.

"Tonight was a defining moment for our community, and I couldn’t be prouder of Keller," Mizani said. "I am ready to get to work on your behalf [by] providing tax relief for our residents, ensuring public safety, attracting quality economic development, improving our infrastructure, and maintaining Keller’s character with our trails and parks."


Results are unofficial until they are canvassed and certified by the county clerk. Under Texas Election law, the clerk accepts and counts mail-in ballots postmarked by election day, Dec. 8.

Election day turnout in the Dec. 8 runoff was high at Keller Town Hall following a Nov. 3 general election that saw record voter turnout in Tarrant County.

Outgoing Keller Mayor Pat McGrail chose not to pursue a sixth term earlier this year, opening the field for three new candidates who all previously served on Keller City Council. Because no candidate received more than 50% of the votes in the general election, Green and Mizani returned to the ballot box for the runoff.

“The mayor election right now is very different than the cycle before with the general election, so it’s good to see a lot of people coming out to support the local race,” Kathy Mizani, wife of the candidate, said earlier in the afternoon before results were released.

Visit the Community Impact Newspaper results page to see all local elections in your community.
By Kira Lovell
Kira Lovell is a reporter covering Grapevine-Colleyville-Southlake and Keller-Roanoke-North Fort Worth. Before joining Community Impact, she majored in journalism at the University of Missouri and covered education and local arts for the Columbia Missourian and Vox Magazine.


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