District 13

Jennifer Gates And Staff Handle Floods, Power Outages, and Tornados With Aplomb

By Jon Anderson / December 31, 2019 / 1 Comment

Some city council districts so rarely make the news, I wonder what their representatives get up to all day. Some, like Oak Lawn’s District 14 are top-heavy with an unending train of development-related decisions and brouhahas. But my old District 13 has had more than its share. It’s flooded, lost electricity for days, been gassed […]

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What Does Gates’ District 13 Win Say About The Future of PD-15 and Preston Center?

By Jon Anderson / May 6, 2019 / 10 Comments

The Dallas Morning News called the District 13 election results a “trounce” by incumbent Jennifer Gates against former Dallas Mayor Laura Miller. And at a commanding 66 percent to 34 percent, who am I to argue? Delving into the precinct-level numbers, an interesting picture appears. Miller was a one-trick candidate, focusing her campaign on anti-development […]

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Miller vs. Gates: District 13’s Not-So-Great Jesuit Debate

By Jon Anderson / April 23, 2019 / 18 Comments

At last night’s debate between District 13 Dallas City Council member Jennifer Gates and former Dallas Mayor Laura Miller, I fully expected the political point-scoring and backbiting that is politics. What I didn’t expect was the paucity of actual answers to questions. Part of that rests on moderator Tim Rogers for not calling out either […]

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Potential Dallas City Plan Commission Outcomes For PD-15

By Jon Anderson / April 9, 2019 / 5 Comments

Development, specifically the Pink Wall’s PD-15 and Saint Michael and All Angels’ plans for Frederick Square, are the crux of the District 13 city council race between incumbent Jennifer Gates and former Dallas Mayor Laura Miller. Sure, there are other nitpicks that include the Preston Center garage swizzled in, but that’s just a sideshow. On […]

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Real Estate Council Lists Dallas City Council Endorsements; Leland Burk Balks Over Choice of Jennifer Staubach Gates in District 13 Race

By Joanna England / March 28, 2013 / 10 Comments

The Dallas Real Estate Council made its recommendations for all contested Dallas City Council races, but there’s a bit of bitterness over the council’s choice in District 13. Rudy Bush at the DMN’s Local Politics blog has the full story. Basically, by choosing Jennifer Staubach Gates over Leland Burk in District 13, the council showed […]

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