Category: Election

Meet District 32 Democratic Candidates

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Colin Allred, an attorney and former NFL player, and Lillian Salerno, an attorney and businesswoman, face off in the May 22 Democratic Primary runoff for the District 32 U.S. House Race. The winner will challenge incumbent

U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Dallas, in November for a district Hillary Clinton narrowly won in 2016.

Early voting runs May 14-18. Visit dallascountyvote.org for polling information.

Click below to view the candidates Q&A responses.

Colin Allred

Lillian Salerno


Meet District 32 Democratic Candidate: Colin Allred

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Colin Allred - Attorney - former NFL player

Why are you running for Congress?
This is my home, where I was born and raised by a single mother who was a teacher in Dallas public schools. Growing up here, we struggled financially and things were never easy, but I was able to chase my dreams because of the incredible support I received from the people of this area. I went to good Dallas public schools—graduating from Hillcrest High School—spent my evenings, summers, and school breaks at great YMCA camps, and was helped by so many unsung heroes who went above and beyond the call of duty to give a kid who didn’t know his father a chance to chase his version of the American Dream. That support gave me the platform I needed to play in the NFL, to become a civil rights attorney, and to work for the President of the United States.


Meet District 32 Democratic Candidate: Lillian Salerno

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Lillian Salerno - Attorney, businesswoman

Why are you running for Congress?
I’m running because I know how hard it is to fight for every opportunity when the cards are stacked against you, and I believe the people of TX-32 deserve a leader who will fight for them.

My story is also the American story. I grew up with few resources. I am a first-generation college graduate and paid for my tuition at UT-Austin through Pell grants and by waiting tables. I started my first business at the age of twenty-five, earned my law degree from SMU, ultimately entered public service, and raised three kids (a son and two adopted daughters) as a single mom. I was able to create the life I have now because I had economic opportunity, and because of people who believed in me and invested in me. My story is one that voters in this district can relate to -- every person deserves a fair shot to build a life for themselves.


Meet The Candidates for May 5 Local Elections

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Highland Park, University Park, and HPISD will all have a space on the May 5 ballot.

The Town of Highland Park has two candidates rivaling for Mayor; six candidates are vying for four at-large spots on the UP city council, and two will make a play for the contended HPISD place 2 board of trustee position.


Highland Park Mayor: Goodwin vs. Tamborello

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With Mayor Joel T. Williams term limited, voters will elect a new mayor in May. City Council member Margo Goodwin and former mayoral candidate Sam Tamborello are running for the post. (Voters will also elect city council members, but there are only five candidates on the ballot for the five seats.)


Vote Count: Dallas bond proposals, Texas amendments headed for approval; Dallas County Schools headed for closure

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DCS took in just more than $18 million in property taxes in 2016, according to tax records. (Photo: Joshua Baethge)

The city of Dallas' billion dollar bond package appeared well on its way to voter approval while Dallas County Schools looked headed for closure as ballots were counted late Tuesday night. Statewide, seven new amendments to the Texas Constitution were headed toward passage.


‘No’ Vote Would Close Bus Service

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DCS took in just more than $18 million in property taxes in 2016, according to tax records. (Photo: Joshua Baethge)

This month, Dallas County voters will determine the fate of an embattled taxing entity that provides bus services for several independent school districts in North Texas.

Highland Park ISD and Dallas ISD are weighing their options on how to proceed if voters shutter Dallas County Schools, the recipient of a one-cent property tax charged to those living within Dallas County.

Dallas ISD officials have prepared a plan for operating an in-house bus system should the agency be dissolved, but HPISD administrators are a little less certain of how they’d accommodate 24 special needs students reliant on the service.