Tom Leppert is a tall, thin 52-year-old from North Dallas who talks as if he has five more minutes to live. If you don't know by now—and judging by the dismal turnout in last Saturday's election, you probably don't—he and council member Ed Oakley are in the runoff to be Dallas' next mayor. Exactly a year ago, Leppert was the chief executive officer of Turner Corp., an $8 billion construction giant that doubled its revenue during his seven-year tenure. The company is now building a tower in Dubai that upon completion will be the world's... More >>>