Dallas City Councilman Scott Griggs, 44, became the seventh person to announce he is running for mayor of Dallas at an announcement party in the Design District on Thursday, Jan. 10.
Griggs, who represents North Oak Cliff, is in his fourth term on the council and may not run for re-election because of term limits.
Earlier this week, Dallas School Board member Miguel Solis, 32, whose district includes parts of Oak Lawn, announced his candidacy. When he was first elected, Solis was the youngest person to serve on the DISD board. He was elected school board president by the board and became the board’s youngest president.
Other candidates for Dallas Mayor are:
Mike Ablon, 54, real estate developer who has helped develop the Design District into a vibrant neighborhood.
Albert Black, Jr., 59, is CEO of On-Target Logistics and was the first black chair of the Dallas Chamber of Commerce.
Larry Casto, 54, former Dallas city attorney who helped the Mayor’s LGBT Task Force update ordinances to reflect equality.
Lynn McBee, 50, CEO of Young Women’s Preparatory Network and board chair of The Bridge.
Regina Montoya, 64, attorney. She worked in the Clinton administration and ran for Congress in 2000.
The list of names is expected to grow. Of those frequently mentioned, Angela Hunt has said she isn’t interested in running this year. Another name frequently on lists of potential candidates is state Rep. Rafael Anchia. Sitting in his Capitol office this week, Anchia said he doesn’t know why his name keeps coming up, because he’s never put it there. Pointing to his new, corner office, he said he’s really happy right where he is.
Election Day is Saturday, May 4. In the likely event that one candidate doesn’t receive 50 percent of the vote, the runoff will be held on Saturday, June
— David Taffet