Established Politicians Ron Kirk, first African American mayor of Dallas. Obama cabinet member as Trade Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson: Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson is serving her 11th term representing the 30th Congressional District of Texas. The 30th District is entirely within Dallas County and it includes the cities of DeSoto, Lancaster, Wilmer, Hutchins, Cedar Hill, and Duncanville; with portions of the cities of Glenn Heights, Ferris, Ovilla, and South Grand Prairie. The Dallas portion of the district is home to the Downtown Central Business District, the Arts District, Neighborhoods of Fair Park, Cadillac Heights, the Cedars, Victory Park, Uptown, Love Field, Urban Park, Pleasant Grove, Joppa, South Oak Cliff, Deep Ellum, Lower Greenville, Forest Hills, and segments of West Dallas and Oak Lawn. United States Congressman Marc Veasey proudly represents Texas’ newly drawn Congressional District 33 in the U.S. House of Representatives. The newly created Congressional District 33 is an ethnically diverse district that spans from Fort Worth to Dallas and includes prominent neighborhoods in both Tarrant and Dallas counties. The 33rd District is anchored in Fort Worth’s historic neighborhoods which include Carver Heights, Stop Six, Rolling Hills, the Northside, Diamond Hill Jarvis and Forest Hill. The district also extends east through parts of Arlington and into Dallas County communities like Oak Cliff, South Irving, Grand Prairie and West Dallas. Texas-33 is representative of the strong diversity in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Dwaine Caraway is the former Mayor of Dallas after previous mayor Tom Leppert resigned to campaign for a US Senate seat. Caraway’s first meeting with the Dallas city council was on March 2. He served as interim mayor until June 26, 2011. He was succeeded by Mike Rawlings. Caraway graduated from Roosevelt High School and attended Texas Southern University. Texas State Senator Royce West, 23rd senatorial district of Dallas County John Wiley Price is a Democratic politician in Dallas, Texas. He has been the Dallas County Commissioner for District 3 since January 1, 1985. He campaigns as “Our Man Downtown”. City Council District 3 Biography: Councilmember Vonciel Jones Hill EDUCATION •Doctor of Humane Letters Paul Quinn College ◦Ph.D. (Honorary) May 2003 •Master of Divinity Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, with Honors ◦December 1990 •Juris Doctorate University of Texas at Austin School of Law ◦May 1979 •Master of Arts Rice University, History ◦May 1976 •Master of Library Science Atlanta University ◦August 1971 •Bachelor of Arts University of Texas at Austin, History and English ◦August 1969 Share this:TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedInLike this:Like Loading...
As a black Dallas contractor who founded my construction company one year after being diagnosed with HIV in Germany in 1995, I needed MLKs dream to come true after my newlywed and I married in Carrolton, Tx. January 1996.
My German newlywed, Viola, inspired me to beat uncontionable odds after I founded my construction company in December 1996!
After hurdling a $220,000 default in 1997 by a black contractor, my company went on to gross $2.5 million the next five years, opening the door to the American dream!!