Another Dallas Park Board Member Steps Down to Run for City Council

Another Dallas Park and Recreation Board member is resigning to make a run at a City Council seat.At Thursday’s Park Board retreat, Paul Sims told fellow members that it would be his last meeting. Later that day, Sims posted on Facebook his intention to run for the District 9 seat that will be vacated by two-term council member Mark Clayton.Clayton announced earlier this week that he wouldn’t run for re-election so he could focus his energy on his family and insurance business.“I share Mark’s values and want to continue his commitment to our neighborhoods,” Sims wrote on Facebook. “For that reason, I'm excited to announce my candidacy for Dallas City Council, and I hope to earn your support.”Sims, 48, has served on the board since 2013 as Council member Philip Kingston’s District 14 representative. His wife is former four-term council member Angela Hunt, who also represented District 14 and contemplated a mayoral run this year before backing outgoing council member Scott Griggs.However, Sims and Hunt now live in District 9 near White Rock Lake and the Arboretum. Fellow Park Board member Yolanda Williams announced her resignation earlier this month, hinting at a run for Rickey Callahan’s Pleasant Grove seat.The deadline to file to run is Feb. 15. City Council and mayoral elections are May 4.  Continue reading...

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