Sandy Greyson "Seriously Considering" Running For Her Old Far North Dallas Council Seat

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Photo by Sam Merten
Sandy Greyson (far left) and Angela Hunt debate Tom Leppert and Veletta Forsythe Lill at Rosemont Primary School in September 2007.
In yesterday's item about the District 14 candidates, we mentioned how strange it is that three-term incumbent Angela Hunt has drawn four opponents for her city council seat, while no one has filed a campaign treasurer for Ron Natinsky's gig representing Far North Dallas.

For several weeks, we've heard rumors about a potential run by Sandy Greyson -- Natinsky's predecessor from 1997 to 2005. Term limits only restrict council members from serving more than four consecutive terms, not the total number of terms. So, much like Al Lipscomb did when he successfully ousted Sandra Crenshaw and returned to his District 8 seat after previously serving four straight terms, Greyson can take another shot at District 12.

Greyson tells us that she's "strongly considering" mounting a campaign, but she's waiting to elaborate until she makes up her mind. Greyson joined Hunt, former council members John Loza and Donna Blumer and former state Representatives Terri Hodge and Sam Coats as Vote Yes! (anti-toll road) debaters during the 2007 Trinity River toll road referendum. While on the city council, Greyson chaired the Transportation Committee and served on the Regional Transportation Council, and she's currently the president of the League of Women Voters, of which she's been a member for more than 25 years.

Although she wouldn't comment about her goals should she decide to run, Greyson's expected to support an effort to remove the toll road from the Trinity River Corridor Project. We'll have more from her when she makes up her mind.


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17 comments
Direstraits
Direstraits

Ummm, I know Natinsky...This guy has serious, deep-seeded issues, and anyone who's worked with him, or grew up around him, knows it. I can't wait until the mud flies in this campaign.

Karl
Karl

nothing like another re-tread. We just recycle these bozos over and over again at the local, state, and national level.

Great work if you can get it.

Cliff Dweller
Cliff Dweller

It's my impression that Natinsky is popular in his district. A city-wide election would probably return Sandy in a landslide, but the rest of us don't get to vote. Anybody live in 12 and have a feeling for this ?

Joanne Rhone
Joanne Rhone

Sandy !!!!yes. OMG, yes !!!!i would walk for her too. what a joy, Sandy and Angela on same council.

Joyce
Joyce

Glad to hear Sandy is thinking about running.

db
db

Go for it Sandy - you'll be wonderful for our city again

Hasanmary
Hasanmary

I hope Sandy does run. She would be great. I always wanted her to run against Natinsky.

Ray Who
Ray Who

Anyone, and I do mean ANYONE, is better than Natinsky.

Shaggy
Shaggy

Speaking of Ron Natinsky [I'm slightly off topic, but "just go with it"], a couple of "college students" came to my residence yesterday with the Ron Natinsky petition to get his name on the ballot for the mayoral election. I asked the pair if they were being "paid" to collect signatures (a common practice now for petition signature gathering). They said, "yes." I asked, "who is your employer?" They said, "oh, uh...we don't know. we just got hooked up with this gig through our university." So my question is: Since I have a "No Soliciting" sign on my front porch, in compliance with vol. ii, chapter 42 of the Dallas City Code, and since the college kids are literally getting paid money for each signature they gather...then aren't they in violation of the ordinance by their soliciting my signature on the petition? I'm not a lawyer, I don't even play one on tv, but I think that the college kids, who are paid for each signature they gather would fall under the definition of "consumer" in the ordinance: (b) CONSUMER means an individual who seeks or acquires real or personal property, services, money, or credit for personal, family, or household purposes. Are they not "seeking money for personal purposes?"

OED_Denizen
OED_Denizen

I have known Sandy since I became politically active about 10 years ago. I second Brenda Marks comments and would vote for Sandy but Old East Dallas is not in district 12. I will have the pleasure of supporting Angela.

Brenda Marks
Brenda Marks

Although I'm not in her district, if Sandy would run, I would walk every block of it to get her back on the horseshoe. While on the council, nobody worked harder than, or out-researched, Sandy, and her knowledge of and background in transportation and infrastructure issues is greatly needed. Sandy is one of the most down-to-earth friendly people in Dallas and knows how to bring people together. Sandy, please, please, please, run!

Brenda Marks
Brenda Marks

Karl -- Sandy is the example of a GOOD public servant. If she decides to run again for a job that is all-consuming, thankless, and pays only $37,500 a year, the citizens of District 12 and Dallas should be thankful for their good luck.

Ceashel
Ceashel

I know three people (our household) in 12 who despise Natinsky. Sometimes this area surprises you (more often, not). We'll do what we can if she runs.--former Cliffdweller

Last Call
Last Call

Yeah, I live in 12. And, trust me, Natinsky is much despised. We long for the great, Sandy Greyson. So, this is like a wet dream to us. One, we get rid of Natinsky one term earlier than we had expected, and two, we get back the best councilperson anyone could ever have: Sandy.

Since Natinsky has a snowball's chance in hell of winning mayor, we will no longer see his scrunched up face at City Hall after June.

scottindallas
scottindallas

yeah, talk to a lawyer, you can get recovery for all your damages. You poor benighted soul, bless your heart.

Rico
Rico

Did they seek money from you?

Bob
Bob

Shaggy,Want to complain? Call this number, 214.871.0783, and ask for Carol. She's the one with rough voice and salty tongue.

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