Dallas runoff school board election could be close in Texas
By Kayla McCann
A runoff election in Dallas Independent School District will take center stage on June 21, 2014, with voters heading to the polls to decide the fate of the hotly-contested District 6 seat.
Residents in Dallas will decide between attorney Bertha Bailey Whatley and community activist Joyce Foreman to fill the District 6 seat. Whatley beat out Foreman in the general election on May 10, 2014, with 41.3 percent of the vote, but the runoff could be a close race since three challengers who participated in the general election will not appear on the ballot. However, Whatley has received a number of community endorsements and raised $15,000 in contributions, while Foreman has not received any official endorsements and raised only $3,650 in contributions, thereby giving Whatley a significant monetary advantage heading into Saturday. The school district continues to address an ongoing community-driven petition effort to become a home-rule district with more local control.
Note: An (i) next to a candidate's name indicates incumbent status.