Tonight we had a wonderful event for my campaign at the Rachofsky House on Inwood Road in Dallas.
The Rachofsky House is the former residence of Howard Rachofsky, and was designed by award-winning architect Richard Meier. The house now serves as a museum housing many of the artworks in Mr. Rachofsky’s impressive personal collection.
The event coincided with the announcement that Mr. Rachofsky and his wife Cindy, along with Deedie and Rusty Rose (who also hosted the fundraiser), Robert and Marguerite Hoffman, and Margaret McDermott (whose daughter Mary McDermott Cook was also an event host) have announced that they are donating their art collections – collectively valued at $400 million dollars – to the Dallas Museum of Art.
The support of the arts community is very important to my candidacy, as the council is losing Veletta Lill, the most active and dedicated arts patron serving on the council.
It is vital to the future of the arts in Dallas – which brings in hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue to the city annually – that we maintain a strong voice for the arts on city council. I will be that voice.