City Councilman Scott Griggs reached the end of his term limit and is among the candidates for Dallas Mayor.

Who will be the next City Council member for District 1? Four candidates are running in the May 4 election.

Sylvana Alonzo

Founder of Oak Cliff Coalition for the Arts Inc., which puts on the annual Dallas Cinco de Mayo celebration on Jefferson Boulevard. Alonzo is a marketing professional who also works for the Alonzo Law Firm, which is owned by her husband, Roberto Alonzo, a Democrat member of the Texas House of Representatives.

Jeremy T. Boss

A founder of the Bishop Arts Neighborhood Association and its first vice president. Boss is a single dad and avid dog rescuer who created the Dallas Animal Services accountability Facebook page.

Giovanni Valderas

Former vice chair of the City of Dallas Cultural Affairs Commission, appointed by Mayor Mike Rawlings. Valderas is an artist who is known for his “Casita Triste” public artworks that aim to shine a light on the city’s lack of affordable housing.

Chad West

City Plan Commission member, appointed by Griggs. West is an attorney who owns his own firm in Oak Cliff and helps organize the annual Dash for the Beads 5k, which benefits local schools.


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