DISD trustee Adam Medrano has resigned from his position as a supervisor in the Park and Recreation department— presumably so he can run for the District 2 seat on the Dallas City Council in May, the Dallas Morning News reports.
Under new maps approved by the council last year, District 2 covers most of Oak Lawn, as well as parts of downtown and East Dallas. The seat is currently held by Pauline Medrano, a staunch LGBT ally who is Adam Medrano’s aunt.
Adam Medrano, one-time president of the Dallas school board, has appeared more than once alongside his aunt on the Dallas Tavern Guild’s float in the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade.
The other major candidate who’s declared his candidacy in District 2 is Herschel Weisfeld, who’s openly gay, setting up a showdown for the LGBT vote in what is arguably the city’s most lavender district.
Dallas has not had an openly gay council member since Ed Oakley stepped down to run for mayor in 2007.
Medrano did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment.
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