I’ll be running for re-election to the City Council in May, and must collect signatures to file for a place on the ballot. If you’d like to help me, you can download the form. Note that it must be printed on legal size paper, and (more importantly), only registered voters who are residents of District 14 may sign. You also have to have the petition pages notarized when you’ve finished gathering signatures (not each signature has to be notarized, just your affidavit swearing that you explained to people what they were signing).
I have to turn in the forms next week, so I’ll need to get the forms back by next Monday. Just shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help and I will arrange to have the forms picked up from you. I appreciate your help!
Michelle Mew opened her beautiful Briarwood home to us to support my campaign this evening. It was terrific visiting with so many neighbors that I had met in December when I first started walking door-to-door in the district. We enjoyed great food and conversation on the porch and discussed the Wright Amendment, Love Field, the Blackwood proposal, and crime. Thanks, Michelle, for a wonderful evening.
The Apartment Association of Greater Dallas hosted a candidate forum this evening in Uptown. Residents asked questions about the economic development of downtown, how to minimize the impact of poorly operated bars, and how to encourage quality growth and development.
Uptown is a model of what Tax Increment Financing districts can do to spur quality growth, and I will support such incentives to revitalize other parts of our city.
Tonight we had a lovely time at Elizabeth Chandler’s house in Wilshire Heights. The guests had great questions about public safety, the strong mayor proposal, and my position on the Wright Amendment.
I especially enjoyed meeting a couple of fellow Rice owls who graduated in 1957 (when the first women’s dormitory was opened). Special thanks to Elizabeth Chandler for opening her lovely home to us, and for baking a fabulous chocolate cake. (For those who don’t know Elizabeth, she makes the best homemade desserts in Dallas!)
Hugh Nini and Neal Treadwell hosted tonight’s meet and greet in the M Streets. Hugh and Neal have one of the most beautiful homes in the neighborhood, and their house was on the M Streets Home Tour in 2003 when I chaired the event.
Tonight’s guests had great questions about the Arts District (which I’m passionate about, for both cultural and economic reasons), Love Field, the city’s non-discrimination ordinance, and, of course, the Blackwood proposal.
Hugh and Neal’s spread of food was amazing, and the hosts and guests alike were comforted to know that Hugh and Neal’s beautiful Irish Setter, Reba, was sure to clean up any dropped hors d’oeuvres. Good dog!
Thanks again to Hugh and Neal for opening their beautiful home to my campaign.
Judy Smith Hearst, who was instrumental in creating the State Thomas Historic District, hosted a meet and greet in her lovely Victorian home for me this evening.
Neighbors from all over the Uptown area visited with us and enjoyed the great food (especially the silk pie!).
We talked about the exciting new additions to the Arts District, the decking of Woodall Rodgers, and the importance of working with quality developers to complement existing neighborhoods.
Thanks to Judy, her sister Nancy, and all of the guests who attended this great event.
Since Election Day will be busy for me, I decided to get my voting out of the way by voting early. Early voting started April 20 and runs through May 3. There are early voting locations throughout the city, and you can vote at any location — you just need your voter registration card and photo ID.
My husband and I voted at the Samuell Grand Recreation Center in East Dallas. I will definitely early vote again – no lines, no waiting. It’s very convenient.