We attended the Monday Politics event held by www.DallasExaminer.com bringing together the candidates for the upcoming May 6 election so that people can hear what they are all about. Tonight’s session featured seats 3 (SW Oak Cliff, Red Bird) and 7 (Fair Park, S. Dallas, S.E. Dallas). We covered District 3 earlier and now we get to District 7 which has 6 candidates + the incumbent vying for the seat.
The moderator asked each candidate a few questions and then community members present asked some questions. There were set time limits on each answer. It was a well run event with an over capacity room at the African American Museum.
We present below some notes on what the candidates said. Apologies on missing notes on some of these. There was a lot of discussion and crowd participation! Make sure you scroll right & down.
Of particular note: The incumbent, Tiffanni Young did not attend. When we reached out via twitter, we got blocked. Happy to publish a response if we hear one. The rest of the candidates and the room seemed to express that this was indicative of the incumbent’s lack of accessibility & transparency.
This was a very spirited conversation between constituents & candidates. Remember, you can check here for links to follow the candidates online as the campaigning continues. Lots of food for thought after this forum!