Former state Rep. Jason Villalba, who was “primaried” out of his legislative seat, has jumped into the race for Dallas mayor. Villalba was targeted by the right wing because he received one of the highest scores among Republicans by Equality Texas. That extremist candidate who beat him in the primary lost in the general election. Villalba was one of the House Republicans opposing the bathroom bill.
Alyson Kennedy, 68, ran as the Socialist Workers Party candidate for president and was on the ballot in seven states.
Here are the other candidates who are running for Dallas mayor:
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.
Scott Griggs, 44, Dallas city councilman.
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.
Miguel Solis, 32, Dallas Independent School District trustee.
— David Taffet