State Rep. Eric Johnson joins growing list of candidates in Dallas mayoral race

Democratic State Representative Eric Johnson of Dallas is joining the increasingly crowded race for Dallas mayor.

Johnson and at least eight other candidates are running to replace outgoing Mayor Mike Rawlings in May.

Johnson has served as vice chair of the Texas House Redistricting Committee and was recently chosen to serve as a delegate to the Democratic National Committee. 

Johnson represents State House District 100, which runs from West Dallas, south of downtown and out to Mesquite.

Other declared candidates include: real estate developer Mike Ablon, Dallas Housing Authority Chair Albert Black, Dallas City Councilman Scott Griggs, activist Alyson Kennedy, former Texas House Rep. Jason Villalba, philanthropist Lynn McBee, attorney and Clinton White House aide Regina Montoya and Dallas ISD trustee Miguel Solis.

Election day is Saturday, May 4.