Job descriptionPresiding officer of the City Council, the city’s governing body. Term is two years.
DutiesRepresents city at official functions
Enacts city laws and ordinances
Determines city policies
Adopts city budget
Appoints city manager to administer city government
Annual salary$3,000; reimbursed for official city expenses.
MeetingsCouncil meetings every other week; special meetings called as needed.
City contact informationContact City Secretary
alex.busken@arlingtontx.gov
817-459-6186
Jerry WardenNote: declared ineligible; see Recent News Articles
Marvin Sutton
Website: https://www.electmarvinsutton.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Marvin-Sutton-for-Arlington-Mayor-104621664668589
Twitter: @Marvin Sutton
Instagram: Enjoyingmy_journey
Email: msutton4mayor@gmail.com
Phone: 817-602-0644
Cirilo Ocampo Jr. (CJ)Email: cirilothe2econd@gmail.com
Dewayne T. WashingtonWebsite: https://washingtonforarlington.com/home/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WashingtonForArlington/
Email: info@washingtonforarlington.com
Jim RossWebsite: https://jimrossformayor.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JimRossforMayor/
Email: jross@jimrossformayor.com
Doni AnthonyWebsite: https://www.doniformayor.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DoniAnthonyForMayor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/doniformayor
Email: doni@doniformayor.com
Michael GlaspieWebsite: https://glaspieforarlington.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/glaspieforarlington
Email: connect@glaspieforarlington.com
Kelly R. BurkeWebsite: https://kellyburkeformayor.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kelly.burke.315
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kellyrburke/?hl=en
Email: kburke4mayor@gmail.com

Recent News Articles

Candidate Q&A

1. WHY ARE YOU THE BEST QUALIFIED CANDIDATE?
Jerry Warden
Marvin Sutton
I'm running for mayor to improve the quality of life, build trust and reconnect citizens with city hall. I have a lifetime record of service as a veteran and community leader. I have a passion for helping others and serving the community. I have a vision that Arlington will be united as one.
As an honor graduate in accounting and currently serving on city council, I am confident that I possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to execute the duties of mayor.
Cirilo “CJ” Ocampo Jr.
Dewayne Washington
Jim Ross
Doni Anthony
Michael Glaspie
Kelly Rashad Burke
2. THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC HAS AFFECTED ARLINGTON’S BUDGET AND SERVICES, AS WELL AS THE LIVES OF RESIDENTS. HOW WOULD YOU GRADE ARLINGTON’S RESPONSE AND WHAT WOULD YOU DO DIFFERENTLY?
Jerry Warden
Marvin Sutton
Based on the availability of resources, Arlington responded well. The city issued an emergency declaration. Getting testing facilities up and running in Arlington was challenging due to funding. Resources were strategic targeted on vulnerable population and locations. Better coordination and collaboration with Tarrant County officials would facilitate a seamless process.
Cirilo “CJ” Ocampo Jr.
Dewayne Washington
Jim Ross
Doni Anthony
Michael Glaspie
Kelly Rashad Burke
3. ARLINGTON WILL BE RECEIVING NEARLY $85 MILLION IN RELIEF FUNDS FROM THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN. HOW SHOULD THAT MONEY BE SPENT?
Jerry Warden
Marvin Sutton
Cirilo “CJ” Ocampo Jr.
Dewayne Washington
Jim Ross
Doni Anthony
Michael Glaspie
Kelly Rashad Burke
4. THE RECENT “BIG FREEZE” CAUSED MANY RESIDENTS TO GO WITHOUT POWER OR WATER FOR HOURS OR EVEN DAYS. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE CITY’S RESPONSE (WARMING CENTERS, TRANSPORTATION, AND EMERGENCY WATER DISTRIBUTION)? HOW WOULD YOU WORK TO IMPROVE ELECTRIC/GAS/WATER INFRASTRUCTURE SO THIS NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN?
Jerry Warden
Marvin Sutton
The city response was appropriate with the unusual challenges it faced. The city used Arlington Salvation Army as a warming centers and brought additional warming centers online within a few days. With FEMA assistance, the city was able to setup bottle distribution sites at key location throughout the city. ERCOT has to undergo significant reform to prevent a future malfunction in our power grid. I would encourage and support proper oversight and accountability.
Cirilo “CJ” Ocampo Jr.
Dewayne Washington
Jim Ross
Doni Anthony
Michael Glaspie
Kelly Rashad Burke
5. HOW SHOULD ARLINGTON ADDRESS THE AVAILABILITY OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING? WHAT ROLE SHOULD CITY GOVERNMENT PLAY IN RESPONDING TO PANDEMIC-RELATED EVICTIONS?
Jerry Warden
Marvin Sutton
Arlington uses Arlington Housing Authority, Arlington Housing Finance Corporation, and HUD grants to collectively address the the demand and supply of affordable housing. City receives funding from the state, HUD, and the US Treasury for rental assistance to prevent pandemic-related evictions.
Cirilo “CJ” Ocampo Jr.
Dewayne Washington
Jim Ross
Doni Anthony
Michael Glaspie
Kelly Rashad Burke
6. IN PUBLIC REMARKS, NEW ARLINGTON POLICE CHIEF AL JONES HAS PROMISED COMMUNITY MEMBERS A “SEAT AT THE TABLE” IN DECISIONS ABOUT POLICING. HOW SHOULD THE CITY INVOLVE RESIDENTS IN POLICING DECISIONS? WHAT ARE APPROPRIATE LIMITS TO RESIDENT INVOLVEMENT?
Jerry Warden
Marvin Sutton
Arlington should create a citizen police oversight committee which allow residents to have a seat at the table when it come to policing . This committee would bridge the gap of distrust and build a stronger bond between the police and community.
Cirilo “CJ” Ocampo Jr.
Dewayne Washington
Jim Ross
Doni Anthony
Michael Glaspie
Kelly Rashad Burke
7. DO YOU THINK IT IS EVER APPROPRIATE FOR STATE LAWS TO OVERRIDE LOCAL CONTROL OF ISSUES THAT AFFECT THE CITY? IF SO, PLEASE PROVIDE AN EXAMPLE.
Jerry Warden
Marvin Sutton
No. Municipalities must be allowed the latitude to effectively craft solutions specific designed to address their local issues.
Cirilo “CJ” Ocampo Jr.
Dewayne Washington
Jim Ross
Doni Anthony
Michael Glaspie
Kelly Rashad Burke
8. DOES THE CURRENT ARLINGTON GAS DRILLING ORDINANCE PROVIDE APPROPRIATE PROTECTIONS FOR CITIZENS WHO LIVE, WORK, OR ATTEND SCHOOL NEAR DRILLING SITES? WOULD YOU CHANGE ANYTHING ABOUT THE PERMITTING AND INSPECTION PROCESS?
Jerry Warden
Marvin Sutton
No, the current Arlington gas drilling ordinance does not provide appropriate protections for citizens. I would amend the ordinance to a setback of at least 600 feet or greater with no options for reductions.
Cirilo “CJ” Ocampo Jr.
Dewayne Washington
Jim Ross
Doni Anthony
Michael Glaspie
Kelly Rashad Burke
9. HOW DO YOU ASSESS THE CURRENT STATE OF PUBLIC TRANSIT IN ARLINGTON? WHAT SHOULD THE CITY’S TRANSIT PRIORITIES BE?
Jerry Warden
Marvin Sutton
Arlington public transit consists of Rideshare on Demand system. It creates mobility and connectivity to destinations within Arlington and Centerport Station. The fare are between $3 and $5 based on distances. This transit system is scalable, flexible and cost effective. Arlington has continued to struggle to find a solution to address commuter transportation to major urban employment centers and adjacent cities.
Cirilo “CJ” Ocampo Jr.
Dewayne Washington
Jim Ross
Doni Anthony
Michael Glaspie
Kelly Rashad Burke
10. ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO ADD?
Anne Nwaefulu
Marvin Sutton
Arlington is a great city. This is a season to promote peace, unity, and prosperity for all of Arlington. As an honor graduate in Accounting and experience on the council, I have to knowledge and skills to be a successful mayor. I am a veteran and community leader that has a lifetime record of service.
Cirilo “CJ” Ocampo Jr.
Dewayne Washington
Jim Ross
Doni Anthony
Michael Glaspie
Kelly Rashad Burke