Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Ten candidates vie for three DCCCD Board of Trustees seats

Ten candidates have filed for three open seats on the DCCCD Board of Trustees. The election will take place Saturday, May 7, 2016.

3/31/16 EDIT: Linked names have submitted replies to the DCCFA questionnaire; clicking the linked name will open their replies in a new window. We hope to receive replies from all ten candidates. 

4/7/16 EDIT: Eight of the ten declared candidates have submitted replies to the DCCFA questionnaire. Candidates Richard Morgan (District 2) and Brad T. Underwood (District 4) have not yet submitted their responses electronically or via USPS mail.

Four candidates - Richard Morgan, Phil Ritter, J.C. Osborne, and Gene Robinson - seek to succeed the retiring Bob Ferguson in District 2, which includes portions of downtown and North Dallas, and the northwest corner of Dallas County.

Three candidates - Dorothy Zimmerman, Frank Millsap, and Tommy Reed - seek to succeed the retiring Jerry Prater in District 3, which includes much of northeast Dallas County.

Three candidates - Martha Jo Talbot, Monica Lira Bravo, and Brad T. Underwood - seek to succeed the retiring Bill Metzger in District 4, which includes much of east and southeast Dallas County.

This map shows all seven DCCCD trustee districts. Trustees are elected to six year terms. Terms for Districts 1 and 7 expire in 2018. Terms for Districts 5 and 6 expire in 2020. Trustees represent the community in the oversight and governance of the DCCCD.

Questionnaires will be sent to all candidates in order to gauge their opinions of a variety of issues. Their answers will be published on the DCCFA Advance Blog for all faculty to peruse. In addition, candidates will be invited to a series of candidate forums at several DCCCD colleges.

Eastfield College will host a candidates forum at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 30, in the Performance Hall.

Brookhaven College will host a candidates forum at 12 noon Thursday, April 14, in the Performance Hall.

Richland College will host a candidates forum at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 19, in the Performance Hall.

North Lake College will host a candidates forum at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, in Room G401.

Faculty, staff, students, and community members are invited and encouraged to attend the candidate forums. Please feel free to invite students to attend the candidate forum at, or nearest, your college. Also, if you reside in a voting district other than where you work, please feel free to attend the candidate forum at the college nearest your residence.

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