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Tomorrow is election day in Dallas, and as you know, I am running for Dallas City Council in District 11. I have learned so much campaigning over the past few weeks. Campaigning is really a lot like reporting: you walk and talk and find out what concerns people, then make notes to do something about it once you hit City Hall. I have also learned first-hand how our system is stacked, and will spill the beans next week.
Oh, before I forget, the numbers were great for early voting across the city: 2418 turned out in my District, which is great news. Here’s a chart comparing years:
In my district, people are most concerned about the Police and Fire pension debacle and security. On the one hand, they are beyond furious that the fund was mismanaged — hello, poor leadership, why I’m running — and they clearly want blood from the investors and advisors who led the board astray.
But they love the police and also want security. (more…)