We Recommend Matt Wood for Dallas City Council District 14

Philip Kingston's divisive and oppositional style diminishes District 14's council clout and robs residents of an effective leader.Count this editorial board with voters who thought back in 2013 that they were getting a much-needed City Hall watchdog in Kingston; too often, though, we've witnessed a nasty attack dog.True leaders must be motivated not by self-promotion but by what's in the best interest of their constituents and their city.Longtime East Dallas resident Matt Wood, 52, is that kind of leader.As a contracts lawyer, he is in the business of negotiations and outcomes. His volunteer work in Dallas schools and on neighborhood issues, including helping the Junius Heights Historic District secure preservation status, reflects a collaborative servant-leader style.  Continue reading...

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