Former District 3 Councilman Ed Oakley Really Doesn't Want Dave Neumann Back at City Hall

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Ed Oakley, who once sat in the District 3 seat at the Dallas City Hall horseshoe, is already listed among Scott Griggs's supporters, alongside, of course, Dallas County Commissioner Elba Garcia, former Dallas ISD school board trustee Jose Plata, former Dallas City Manager Jan Hart Black and a host of other familiar faces. But as Rudolph Joseph Lorenz Steiner Bush notes on the City Hall Blog, Oakley (who joined Garcia in endorsing Delia Jasso in 2009) is putting his money where his mouth is -- $3,500 worth, to be precise, which is what it cost to print and send out the mailer Rudy posted about an hour ago.

But better still is the note Oakley (who gave up his seat to run for mayor in 2007) sent to Griggs explaining why he did what he did and why he wants Griggs to yank Dave Neumann's seat out from under him. Writes Oakley:
Dave Neumann has not done anything in 4 years to help the residences of District 3, the southern sector, or Dallas. He has not worked with the other council persons to make progress. He is very good at taking credit for everything that was put in place prior to him taking office. He is not the leader that is needed to represent District 3.
Read the whole note here.

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8 comments
Sharon Boyd
Sharon Boyd

Scott Griggs WILL NOT SELL HIS SOUL. Scott served as an alternate member on the Board of Adjustment for several months. He was annoying as hell, but I never had a doubt about his integrity and commitment to doing the right thing. I may not like every decision Scott will make, but I will never doubt his motives. It's thrilling that a grass roots campaign can be so successful against an incumbent. Go, Scott.

Jane Smith
Jane Smith

Scott Griggs knows who he can trust and who he can't, let's give him that much credit.

Amy Cowan
Amy Cowan

We've been saying it for years! Neumann isn't representing D3. Absent doesn't begin to describe the situation. With D1's Delia Jasso, our little corridor in north Oak Cliff had a taste of how much you can accomplish when you have a council member who gets it. D3 deserves the same amount of attention.

Go Griggs! Early voting is open until 7 tonight!

Snookie Pie
Snookie Pie

can't stand Ed Oakley, but he is correct this time. Neumann has done nothing for his constituents. And, Neumann is first in line to take credit for other's accomplishments.

This race is over---Griggs has won.

steve
steve

Unfortunately, beyond being voted "most popular" in first grade maybe, no politician trades an endorsement without a quid pro quo. The question isn't whether Scott Griggs has made deals with the "rogues gallery" endorsing him, the only questions are what deals are going to which endorsers. Scott Griggs is the new, smooth skinned 18 year old with the bubble butt just checking into prison. Who's getting his cigarettes? Who's getting his ass?

Hasanmary
Hasanmary

Ed is absolutely correct. Neumann sucks and if you look at his voting record, one would think he represented the north. He is disrepectful to the citizens of District 3 and does not seek or want input from the community.

Cliff Dweller
Cliff Dweller

I'm still hoping Scott can rise above the rogue's gallery of endorsements that has gathered around him.

Lolotehe
Lolotehe

Maybe that's why so much of his money comes from North Dallas?

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