Meet the mayoral candidates4/20/2011 10:06:00 AM
We've got a mayoral election coming up here in Dallas (March 14). The candidates were invited to...
We've got a mayoral election coming up here in Dallas (March 14). The candidates were invited to attend a luncheon at the Lakewood Country Club sponsored by the Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce, and East Dallas Times editor Bruce Felps asked me to take a few photos. So I did. You can read about it on the East Dallas Times' Wordpress web site, here.
I got there a few minutes early and hung around for about 90 minutes, taking photos as the candidates arrived, schmoozed with the guests, and afterwards as the luncheon got underway. But I didn't stay for their individual presentations or for the Q&A, so I still haven't made up my mind who to vote for. Edward Okpa seemed very genuine to me, and I might vote for him based on that and what I heard of his life story. But my impression is that Okpa is a real long shot and I like for my vote to have a chance to make its small difference, so I'm still looking at the other three guys, too. Need to make my mind up soon!
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