Former City Councilmember Angela Hunt contributes a monthly opinion column to our sister publication, the Lakewood/East Dallas Advocate, and they are always worth a read.
This month, Hunt shares the story of how she became involved in city politics years ago, after she and neighbors sought conservation district status for their neighborhood. Before that, she writes, “I’m not totally confident I could have named the mayor.”
About 90 percent of registered voters in Dallas don’t cast ballots. Hunt implores us to vote int he May election:
You’re thinking you’ve never voted in a city council election and you don’t know the issues. You’re thinking you can’t possibly learn everything you need to know about the candidates in just six short weeks.
The great thing is, you don’t need to. Just vote for the candidate who’s against the Trinity toll road. (Pro tip: “I don’t know” or “I need to study the issue” is code for “I love me some Trinity Toll Road.”)
However you feel about the toll road, Hunt’s column is worth a read.