Dallas ISD Board Member Miguel Solis Announces Run for Mayor, Vows ‘fresh Approach'

Miguel Solis — the youngest board member Dallas ISD’s history — announced Monday that he’s running for mayor and believes he can provide a “fresh approach” to City Hall’s challenges.“In Preston Hollow and in Bonton, in Lakewood and in the Lancaster Corridor, Dallasites believe that the old way of doing things just won’t work anymore,” said Solis, 32.Solis is the sixth candidate to jump in the spring race to succeed Mayor Mike Rawlings. The former teacher and school board president announced his run during a news conference at the Dolphin Heights Neighborhood Association’s headquarters — a small, converted house not far from Fair Park.Solis’ speech laid out broad themes for his upcoming campaign. He said the city needs more affordable housing and more help for the working poor. He wants to address transportation and food deserts. He hopes to continue support for local education efforts to build a strong worker pipeline for businesses. And he said he wants to work on “knitting a city torn apart by decades of segregation.”He broke only once from his polished 10-minute speech, choking up when he offered thanks for the support his family received after Olivia in May underwent a heart transplant at Children’s Medical Center Dallas. Olivia and Solis’ wife, Jacqueline Nortman, were in the audience.  Continue reading...

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