Know Your Candidates, District 9: Blackmon, Moore Answer Questionnaire

Share News:

District 9

When it comes to city council races, politics play a big part in the health of Dallas — and therefore the health of the real estate market.

After the May 4 election, there were six races (five city and one Dallas ISD school board race) where none of the candidates reached the 50 percent threshold required to win outright, kicking off an extended election season that will culminate with a runoff election on June 8.

The race for Mark Clayton’s District 9 seat will also be settled this Saturday in a runoff election, with Paula Blackmon getting 36.86 percent of the vote, and Erin Moore getting 31.82 percent in the general election held in May.

We solicited questions from readers and voters to craft a comprehensive questionnaire for each individual race. Both Blackmon and Moore have answered our questionnaire, and some of their responses follow. Their full responses are at the end of this story.

Election Day for runoff races in District 9, District 4 (both city and Dallas ISD), District 7, District 14, and the Mayoral elections is Saturday, June 8, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. To find your polling location and more voting information, click here.

You can vote in the runoff election even if you did not vote in the general, as long as you are a currently registered voter.

City Council D9 Moore by Bethany Erickson on Scribd

Candidate Questionnaire Paula Blackmon by Bethany Erickson on Scribd

Posted in

Bethany Erickson

Bethany Erickson lives in a 1961 Fox and Jacobs home with her husband, a second-grader, and Conrad Bain the dog. If she won the lottery, she'd by an E. Faye Jones home. She's taken home a few awards for her writing, including a Gold award for Best Series at the 2018 National Association of Real Estate Editors journalism awards, a 2018 Hugh Aynesworth Award for Editorial Opinion from the Dallas Press Club, and a 2019 award from NAREE for a piece linking Medicaid expansion with housing insecurity. She is a member of the Online News Association, the Education Writers Association, the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, and the Society of Professional Journalists. She doesn't like lima beans or the word moist.

Reader Interactions

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *