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Johnson to become Dallas’ second Black mayor

From humble beginnings in West Dallas to mayor of Dallas, state Rep. Eric Johnson – who grew up in West Dallas and went on to attend prestigious schools, including Greenhill, Harvard and Princeton – became the city’s second Black mayor ...

The Lavinia Masters Act

In his first public bill signing following the end of this year’s legislative session, Gov. Greg Abbott signed five bills Tuesday, measures that aim to combat human trafficking, eliminate the state’s rape kit backlog, and expand resources for survivors of ...

Castro’s out and Hegar’s in, but other Democrats still eyeing Sen. Cornyn’s seat

When U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro announced earlier this month that he would not run for U.S. Senate in 2020, the San Antonio Democrat cleared up one major question hanging over his party’s primary. But the field is anything but settled.

Rawlings, other officials endorse Rep. Johnson for mayor

Mayor Mike Rawlings, along with other political officials, endorsed state Rep. Eric Johnson Tuesday to serve as the next mayor of Dallas. Johnson received the most votes among nine mayoral candidates during the May 4 election.

Buttigieg speaks to Dallas Dems, interrupted repeatedly by protestors

Prominent Democratic donors, citizens, attorneys, elected officials and members of the judiciary gathered at the Hilton Anatole May 3 for the annual Johnson Jordan Dinner sponsored by the Dallas County Democratic Party. Pete Buttigieg was the keynote speaker, replacing Kamala ...

EQUAL Defense Act to uplift public defenders

U.S. Sen. Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif., on May 8 introduced the Ensuring Quality Access to Legal Defense Act of 2019. The legislation aims to support public defender systems, which are straining to uphold the constitutional right to counsel for indigent ...

Municipal election results for mayor, Dallas City Council and Dallas ISD trustees

On Saturday, Dallas voters decided which candidates will represent the city of Dallas as mayor, as well as Dallas City Council members for Districts 1 thru 14 and Dallas ISD Board of Trustees for Districts 4, 5 and 7.

Democratic 2020 candidates appeal to women of color, Black mayors’ group during She the People forum

Texas’ biggest city was at the center of the 2020 presidential race April 21 as a group of Democratic candidates descended here to appeal to a key voting bloc in the primary.

Monday Night Politics: Meet the Candidates forum features candidates for Dallas City Council Districts 6, 13 and 14

Monday Night Politics – Meet the Candidates, presented by The Dallas Examiner, hosted its fifth of six forums at the African American Museum on April 8.

Monday Night Politics: Meet the Candidates Forum features candidates for Dallas City Council District 9, DISD Trustee District 4, and DeSoto Mayor

Monday Night Politics – Meet the Candidates, presented by The Dallas Examiner, hosted its last of six forums at the African American Museum on April 15. The political forum featured candidates running for Dallas City Council District 9, Dallas ISD ...

Mayoral candidates weigh in on growing homeless population

After the annual homeless count conducted by the Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance showed a 9% increase in homeless residents for the second year in a row and an 11% increase in chronically homeless residents in Dallas and Collin counties, MDHA ...

Bill passes requiring schools to report suspension data

The Texas House gave final passage, April 10, to House Bill 65, legislation authored by Rep. Eric Johnson, D-Dallas, to require school districts to report demographic data about out-of-school suspensions to the state.

Monday Night Politics – Meet the Candidates: Forum features candidates for Dallas City Council Districts 3, 4

Monday Night Politics – Meet the Candidates, presented by The Dallas Examiner, hosted its fourth of six forums at the African American Museum, April 1. The political forum featured candidates running for Dallas City Council Districts 3 and 4 in ...

Texas Senate aligns with House on education, property tax reform

The Texas Senate’s budget-writing committee March 29 approved adding billions more dollars for public education and property tax reform to the upper chamber’s base spending plan, bringing the total to $9 billion – the same amount the Texas House wants ...

Monday Night Politics – Meet the Candidates: Forum features candidates for Dallas City Council District 7

Monday Night Politics – Meet the Candidates, presented by The Dallas Examiner at the African American Museum on March 25, featured candidates running for Dallas City Council District 7 in the May 4 general election.

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