Council Member Scott Griggs Announces That He's Running for Dallas Mayor

After hinting at his intentions earlier this month -- with billboards across Dallas featuring a picture of his boots -- Dallas City Council member Scott Griggs on Thursday officially stepped into the race to become Dallas’ next mayor.Griggs, who represents North Oak Cliff, said the city “needs a new kind of mayor.”“The mayors of the past have not worked,” he said.Griggs, 44, is the seventh candidate to officially announce plans to succeed Mayor Mike Rawlings, and has a stronger existing foundation of support than the rest of the field.A Dallas native who graduated from Richardson Pearce and went on to get a chemistry degree from Texas A&M and a law degree from the University of Texas, Griggs has been on the council since 2011, defeating two incumbent council members along the way (with an assist from redistricting). Like Rawlings, Griggs is term-limited in his current role.  Continue reading...

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