Dallas Political Scene

And Then There Were Two: Election Day Sets Stage For Mayoral Runoff

By Bethany Erickson / May 5, 2019 / 3 Comments

With nine candidates vying to become the next mayor of Dallas, it was a foregone conclusion that there would be a runoff. But that doesn’t mean election night wasn’t without its surprises. Early on, despite the crowded field, Johnson and Griggs stayed ahead of the field, with Johnson maintaining about 20 percent of the vote, […]

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Conflicts Of Interest May Dog Laura Miller’s One-Trick-Pony District 13 Bid

By Jon Anderson / February 18, 2019 / 17 Comments

[Editor’s note: Jon Anderson is a columnist for CandysDirt.com who lives in District 13. His opinions are his own.] It’s only been a few days since I broke the story of former Dallas mayor Laura Miller’s candidacy for city council District 13, and the whirlwind of sound bites has already begun. Multiple news outlets have […]

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Does VisitDallas CEO Phillip Jones Live in Dallas or Southlake? (And About that Loan…)

By Candy Evans / January 15, 2019 / 1 Comment
Visit Dallas

A very good question: why does someone promoting Dallas, receiving almost a $700,000 salary funded by taxpayers to in fact promote Dallas, live and raise his family in Southlake? Well, Mr. Jones actually does live in Dallas at The House, by Philippe Starck, where he and his wife, Patricia, own a 1,487 square foot condo […]

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Ashley Stanley: Council Gets Carried Away on Kingston Ethical Lapse

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / November 10, 2017 / 5 Comments

By Ashley Stanley Special Contributor Dallas City Council members engaged in a lengthy discussion on Wednesday about the so-called “Kingston ethical lapse.” The body was charged with voting on a recommendation from the Ethics Advisory Commission to reprimand Dallas City Council member Philip Kingston for using his city office to film a campaign video — […]

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Election Results: Dallas County Schools Gets Nay, City Bond Props Are a Go

By Bethany Erickson / November 8, 2017 / 2 Comments

Less than 7 percent of Dallas County registered voters cast ballots to decide the fate of Dallas County Schools — and those 83,209 voters (out of about 1.3 million registered voters in the county) chose to shutter the embattled school bus provider. “I think we put up a good fight given that we had zero […]

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Election Day Rundown Leaves You No Excuse Not to Vote

By Bethany Erickson / November 7, 2017 / 0 Comments
Dallas County Schools

Today is Election Day, and since there aren’t any candidates, very few will likely bother to vote, despite the fact that some very important things are on the ballot. How can I say that with such confidence? Early voting totals show that a little more than 2 percent of registered voters in Dallas County have […]

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