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Daniel Manning Pope (born March 19th, 1963) is an American businessman and politician who has been since May 17, 2016, the 35th Mayor of Lubbock, Texas.

Dan Pope
35th Mayor of Lubbock, Texas
Assumed office
May 17, 2016
Preceded byGlen Robertson
Personal details
Daniel Manning Pope

(1963-03-19) March 19, 1963 (age 56)
Temple, Texas
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Denise Pope
ChildrenManning and Anne Claire Pope
Alma materTexas Tech University Rawls College of Business
WebsiteCity of Lubbock website
Campaign website

Pope was born in Temple, Texas to Bert and Marcia Pope and graduated from Temple High School. He is an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. Pope attended Texas Tech University where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from the Rawls College of Business in 1985.

On November 12, 2015, Pope announced his candidacy for the 2016 City of Lubbock mayoral election. On May 7, 2016, Pope won the general election to replace outgoing mayor Glen Robertson, a current Republican candidate for Texas' 19th congressional district seat. Pope won 53 percent of the vote in the four-person non-partisan race. He avoided a runoff election with the second-place candidate, who finished with 32 percent of the ballots cast.[1]

On May 5, 2018, Pope won a second two-year term as mayor with 78 percent of the vote over two little-known challengers[2]. In the campaign, Pope stressed public safety, including a new police facility, and planning for Lubbock's future growth.[3]

Pope and his wife, Denise, have two children, Manning and Anne Claire. Pope is a former member of the Lubbock Independent School District Board of Trustees, and Rawls College of Business Advisory Council.[4]

Electoral historyEdit

2016 Lubbock Mayoral Election
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan Dan Pope 11,127 52.64
Nonpartisan Todd Klein 6,666 31.53
Nonpartisan Victor Hernandez 1,825 8.63
Nonpartisan Ysidro Gutierrez 1,521 7.20
2018 Lubbock Mayoral Election
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan Dan Pope 11,394 78.02
Nonpartisan Johnathan Cothran 2,686 18.39
Write-in Stephen Sanders 524 3.59


  1. ^ "Pope wins Lubbock mayor race with 53 percent of vote". Lubbock Online - Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
  2. ^ Retrieved 2019-06-23. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "Mayor Pope gets second term, [Juan] Chadis holds narrow lead in District 1". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. May 5, 2018. Retrieved May 6, 2018.
  4. ^ "Dan Pope".