Elected to the Dallas City Council at the age of 33, Angela Hunt is the youngest woman ever to have served as a Dallas councilmember. Ms. Hunt is known as an independent leader who during her council tenure was focused on improving the lives of everyday citizens and ensuring fiscal responsibility. Citing her “high energy, deep focus, rock-hard integrity, generally intelligent take on issues and open heart,” the Dallas Observer selected Angela as the city’s best councilmember for eight years running. She has also been recognized as the “Best Council Person” by the Dallas Voice in 2008, 2009, and 2010 and as the Dallas Morning News City Hall Blog’s “Most Effective Councilmember” in 2008. In 2010, the League of Women Voters of Dallas honored Angela with the Virginia MacDonald Leadership Award, which is “given to a League member who has exhibited courage in working for change and who inspired leadership in others.”
After her service on the Dallas City Council, Angela returned to private law practice, joining the law firm of Farrow-Gillespie & Heath as a commercial litigation partner.
Angela is a 1994 graduate of Rice University, a 1994 Watson Fellow, a 1998 graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, and a 2008 Marshall Memorial Fellow. She and her husband live in Dallas’s M Streets neighborhood with their two daughters.