The city of Irving, Texas re-elected Beth Van Duyne to her second term as Mayor on May 10th, 2014. Beth overwhelmingly won the election with 70% of the votes defeating challenger and former mayor Herbert Gears who won just 30% of the votes. The final vote count was 4,930 votes for Beth Van Duyne and 2,163 votes for Herbert Gears. Irving, Texas is part of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. According to the 2012 U.S. Census the city population was 225,427. Irving is the 13th most populous city in the stae of Texas.