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Victory in Dallas: 3 LGBTQ Voices on the City Council

On Saturday, Victory Fund cheered as three LGBTQ won their races for Dallas City Council! Only one race – Erin Moore’s campaign for District 9 – ended in a runoff. You can view the results below. 

RUNOFF: 

Dallas City Council, District 9
Both Paula and Erin will head to a runoff on June 8th
Paula Blackmon3,20036.87%
Erin Moore (VF Endorsee) 2,76131.81%
Sarah Lamb1,37315.82%
Tamara Brown1,24114.30%
Jacinto Valdespino1051.21%

Erin Moore is a Chief of Staff for a Dallas County Commission and longtime LGBTQ community activist. Since 1992, Erin has served in executive positions for several political organizations like the Texas Democratic Executive Committee, Stonewall Democrats of Dallas, Democratic National Committee and Dallas Gay and Lesbian Alliance. If elected, Erin will be the first out-LGBTQ woman elected to the Dallas City Council.

WINS: 

Dallas City Council, District 1
Chad West (VF Endorsee)3,25054.54%
Giovanni Valderas206734.69%
Sylvana Alonzo5358.98%
Jeremy T. Boss1071.8%

Chad West is a veteran, attorney and former Dallas City Planning Commission member. He has also served on a local Bond Task Force, the Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Leadership Committee for Lambda Legal-Dallas. During the race, Chad quickly became the front-runner with hundreds of local endorsements, including 13 political organizations and the Dallas Morning News, and raised an impressive $51K.

Dallas City Council, District 2
Adam Medrano (VF Endorsee)2,45576.38%
Barbara Coombs53216.55%
Paul A. Freeman2277.06%

Adam Medrano was first elected to the Dallas City Council in June 2013, chairs the Mayor’s LGBT Task Force, and previously served on the Dallas ISD Board of Trustees. Adam introduced and helped pass transgender health benefits and cemented nondiscrimination protections in the city’s charter. For more than ten years, Medrano has dedicated his personal and professional time to help the community, especially its youth. He graduated from the University of North Texas with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry.

Dallas City Council, District 6
Omar Narvaez (VF Endorsee)1,45659.09%
Monica R. Alonzo82133.32%
Tony Carrillo1877.59%

Omar Narvaez was elected as a new voice to the Dallas City Council in June 2017 representing the diverse and culturally-rich neighborhoods of District 6. For over 80 years, Council Member Narvaez’ family has lived in District 6, including the Ledbetter, La Loma and Bachman Lake neighborhoods. Omar and his partner of 23 years live in West Dallas with their beautiful dog Princess Leia. In 2018, Omar was named Best Councilmember by the Dallas Observer during his freshman term of service to the residents of Dallas and District 6. Former Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Monica Alonzo was hoping to retake her seat she held for 6 years before she was unseated by Omar in the 2017 runoff by a margin of 12 points (292 votes). Monica raised a substantial $52K to Omar’s $51K. This was a race to watch!

For more information on all of Victory Fund’s 2019 endorsements, head to https://victoryfund.org/our-candidates-2019/.

2019