Tribpedia: Tom Leppert

Tom Leppert, currently running in the Texas GOP primary for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Kay Bailey Hutchison, is a businessman and former mayor (2007–11) of Dallas, where he lives with his wife, Laura. They have three children.

Born on June 15, 1954, in New York City, Leppert was raised in Glendale, Ariz., where his mother moved ...

Analysis: Blue Hopes Drowned by a Sea of Red

Attorney General Greg Abbott, who was elected Texas governor, waves to supporters after his victory speech in Austin on Nov. 4, 2014.
Attorney General Greg Abbott, who was elected Texas governor, waves to supporters after his victory speech in Austin on Nov. 4, 2014.

Texas voters reasserted themselves in the face of ballyhooed Democratic voter turnout efforts: This remains — emphatically — a Republican state. The GOP swept the statewide executive and judicial offices, as it has in every election since 1994, and gained one seat in the state Senate and three in the state House. 

5/12/12  Texas U.S. Senate candidate Tom Leppert talks to members of the community (left and right) Michael Osuna and Steve Chappell  at the Christ Fellowship Church in  McKinney, TX during a candidate meet and greet.
5/12/12 Texas U.S. Senate candidate Tom Leppert talks to members of the community (left and right) Michael Osuna and Steve Chappell at the Christ Fellowship Church in McKinney, TX during a candidate meet and greet.

Leppert Takes Mayoral Record Into U.S. Senate Race

During Tom Leppert's tenure as Dallas mayor, the city's crime rate dropped and major projects advanced. But critics say Leppert, now a U.S. Senate hopeful, had always looked at the job as a political stepping stone.

The Weekly TribCast: Episode 132

Evan, Ross, Reeve and Ben try their hands at determining which U.S. Senate candidate is the Deb Fischer of Texas and separating facts and rumors from the latest brouhaha at the University of Texas.

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert, right, at a U.S. Senate candidate debate on Jan. 12, 2012.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert, right, at a U.S. Senate candidate debate on Jan. 12, 2012.

U.S. Senate Race a GOP-Only Battle

While Texans wait for the courts to determine most of the state's political races, the candidates for U.S. Senate have begun a campaign blitz in the run-up to this spring’s primary. Ben Philpott of KUT News and the Tribune reports.