Two Vie for Long-vacant Dallas School Board Seat in June 8 Runoff

A longtime volunteer and a recent college graduate are vying to represent the southeastern part of Dallas ISD, which has been without a trustee for months. Karla Garcia and Camile White were the top two vote-getters in the four-way scramble for the District 4 seat, which includes parts of Pleasant Grove, Balch Springs and Seagoville. Early voting is underway, with election day on June 8. The seat has been empty since February, when former trustee Jaime Resendez stepped down amid concerns about his having moved a few blocks outside of District 4. The rest of the board couldn't agree on who to appoint to serve out his term. For White, a real estate agent, this is her third time running for the school board. She has previously run for the Dallas City Council as well. "Education is important to me. ... It's about everyone's child having the right to a good, quality education," she said.   Continue reading...

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