fbpx

City Council runoff election to pit Carolyn King Arnold vs. Keyaira Saunders

First a snap election, now a runoff.

The election to replace former Mayor Pro-Tem Dwaine Caraway in Oak Cliff’s City Council District 4 sussed out two candidates, from a field of 12, who will compete in a December runoff election.

Caraway pleaded guilty to federal corruption charges and stepped down from City Council earlier this year. A snap election drew 13 candidates initially (one dropped out), and none of them received more than 50 percent of the vote.

That means the top two vote-getters — Carolyn King Arnold (25.8 percent/3,688 votes) and Keyaira Saunders (17.1 percent/2,445 votes) — will be on the ballot Dec. 11.

Besides that, whoever wins likely will start campaigning again — the seat will be up for reelection in May.

Carolyn King Arnold

Arnold, 65, won the District 4 seat in 2015 after Caraway had to sit out because of term limits. But he beat her when he ran for the seat again in 2017.

She’s a retired teacher and the president of the Glen Oaks Homeowners Association.

Keyaira Saunders

Saunders, 28, is an activist, the wife of Dominique Alexander, founder of the Next Generation Action Network.

By |2019-06-17T09:32:37-05:00November 7th, 2018|City Hall, News|Comments Off on City Council runoff election to pit Carolyn King Arnold vs. Keyaira Saunders

About the Author:

Rachel Stone is the Oak Cliff editor. Email rstone@advocatemag.com or follow twitter.com/advocate_oc.