Mayoral Candidates Address Issues of Hunger

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Forthcoming in moments, Sam's recap of this morning's ballot-place-picking procedure at Dallas City Hall. But two days ago we listened in as the four candidates for Dallas mayor -- Mike Rawlings and David Kunkle especially -- debated the root cause of domestic violence at the North Texas Food Bank's forum. This morning, the food bank has posted this separate clip in which they were asked to "give us a personal example of how you have either experienced or witnessed hunger in your own life."

Ron Natinsky and Edward Okpa addressed the topic from the perspective of eyewitnesses; Rawlings and Kunkle gave more personal examples. The former homeless czar recounted his college days as a garbage man making minimum wage, the ex-Dallas Police chief mentioned that he had grown up the son of a single mother who was also an alcoholic, which is why, he said, "I was frequently hungry as a child."
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Guest222
Guest222

In furture learn to post the full story Dallas Observer. Edward Okpa was the only candidate that provided a solution to hunger in this mayoral forum. Listen to what KERA reportedhttp://www.publicbroadcasting....

Judd D. Bradbury
Judd D. Bradbury

I have witnessed a handful of very sincere and honest moments with David Kunkle over the last six years. It is nice that this video clip captured one of them. David is going be a very good mayor.

Joanne R
Joanne R

I like that Mr. Kunkle has seen life from all angles. I believe helps round out a person's perspective.

PrestonHollowBillionaire
PrestonHollowBillionaire

I told Mighty Mike that poor people beat their wives and don't eat.

Our plan is to give them all food stamps along with free condos like he did at Cliff Manor then maybe they would beat their spouses on fuller stomachs.

Guest
Guest

Judging from the budget debate down in Austin, apparently people simply disappear when you cut funding for them (and according to the Legislative Budget Board, it doesn't cost anything to house a prisoner in state prisons or local/county jails), so getting rid of things like the Food Bank would surely eliminate hunger.

Oak Cliff Townie
Oak Cliff Townie

Looks like Mike is Fixing to have a little snack at the start of the Video .

md
md

Your schtick was old by the time you made your second post.

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