Adam Medrano, Asa Woodberry, Chad West, Erin Moore, Omar Narvaez

May 4 is Election Day local city councils, school boards

City and school board elections will be held Saturday, May 4, with polls open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. To vote in the municipal election, you must vote in your precinct.

Five gay candidates are running for Dallas City Council seats including two incumbents: Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Adam Medrano, Councilman Omar Narvaez, Erin Moore, Chad West and Asa Woodberry.

In Fort Worth’s District 2 school board race, LGBT issues have become a hot topic. Supporters of Tobi Jackson, the current board president, are pointing to an endorsement for challenger Chad McCarty by an organization called Stand for Fort Worth as evidence that Jackson is being attacked for her support of LGBT students. McCarty denied any knowledge of Stand for Fort Worth and appeared to repudiate the endorsement.

At press time, McCarty hadn’t responded to a Dallas Voice message requesting a comment.

In North Richland Hills, Eliud Jimenez, a gay candidate, is running for a city council seat. He’s married and has a child who attends a Birdville ISD school.

Below are endorsements by Stonewall Democrats of Dallas and the Dallas Gay and Lesbian Alliance PAC.

Candidates listed received endorsements from both, unless otherwise indicated. (Stonewall Democrats of Tarrant County does not endorse in city or school elections.)
Dallas mayor: Scott Griggs

Dallas City Council
District 1: Chad West
District 2: Adam Medrano
District 3: Davante Peters (DGLA endorsement only)
District 4: Karon Flewellen (Stonewall) and Asa Woodberry (DGLA)
District 5: Jaime Resendez
District 6: Omar Narvaez
District 7: Adam Bazaldua and Joseph Thomas (Stonewall) and Calvin Johnson (DGLA)
District 8: Tennell Atkins (Stonewall) and Erik Wilson (DGLA)
District 9: Erin Moore
District 10: DeDe Alexander
District 11: Lee Kleinman (DGLA)
District 12: Cookie Peadon (Stonewall) and Cara Mendelsohn (DGLA)
District 13: Laura Miller (DGLA)
District 14: Philip Kingston

In addition, Stonewall Democrats made endorsements in the following races:
Dallas ISD Board of Trustees
District 4: Omar Jimenez

Cedar Hill City Council
Place 5: Victor Gonzalez

Duncanville ISD Board of Trustees,
District 3: Alexander Bomgarden

Irving City Council
Place 2: Shayan Elahi

Richardson City Council
Place 3: Dan Barrios
Place 4: Johnny Lanzillo
Place 5: Mauri Long

To find your polling place or find a sample ballot, visit:
In Dallas County:
In Tarrant County:
In Collin County:
In Denton County:
If you can’t find the information, search “election” or “precinct” on each of these websites.

— David Taffet