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Election 101: Dallas ISD District 2 Race Pits Two Against Incumbent Marshall

By Bethany Erickson / April 26, 2017 / 2 Comments
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Before we start on District 2, let’s get this out of the way first: Are you going to vote for school board and city council elections? Did you know that right now you can vote pretty much anywhere in the county, making it super convenient to vote on say, during your lunch break? I bring […]

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Election Day 101: Early Voting for Runoff Begins Today

By Bethany Erickson / June 6, 2016 / 0 Comments

So we’re still working on getting District 2 representation on the Dallas Independent School District Board of Trustees because basically nobody voted in the election. Less than five percent voted in the election in May, forcing a runoff between Dustin Marshall and Mita Havlick. Remember this map? This is the map that showed how poorly […]

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Election Day 101: Pinkerton, Faz Duke It Out for District 7 Seat

By Bethany Erickson / April 23, 2016 / 13 Comments

I will be honest – I’ve been dreading this snapshot for the District 7 election. It’s the final one, and every day that has passed has only made me more nauseous when I look at how nasty the Dallas Independent School District’s District 7 race has gotten. It’s gotten bad enough that I’m actually going to move […]

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Election Day 101: Two Challenge Incumbent in District 5 Race

By Bethany Erickson / April 23, 2016 / 0 Comments

In our third installment looking at the Dallas Independent School District’s school board election, we will be looking at District 5, which includes Oak Lawn, Wilmer, West Dallas, Hutchins and parts of east Oak Cliff. Incumbent Lew Blackburn, Marquis Hawkins, and Linda Wilkerson-Wynn are running. One of the highest-profile issues facing District 5 right now […]

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Election Day 101: Three Running for District 4

By Bethany Erickson / April 22, 2016 / 0 Comments

(Note: At the time of writing this story, Educate Dallas’ endorsements were not readily available. Since this morning, I received a press release regarding their endorsement for this race, and have updated the story throughout accordingly.) Not to sound like a broken record, but the fact that three of the four races for school board […]

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Election Day 101: Four Vie for Dallas District 2 School Board Seat

By Bethany Erickson / April 21, 2016 / 2 Comments

Just five years ago, the Dallas Independent School District had to cancel elections for lack of interest. This year, a bumper crop of 12 candidates have chosen to run for four seats – and only one of those 12 is an incumbent. People are taking Dallas ISD seriously these days. It’s an exciting time to […]

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