Adam McGough hasn’t announced whether he’ll run for mayor or for city council when his current term runs out in May, but if he runs for re-election, he’ll face an opponent for the first time since 2015. D’Andrala “DeDe” Alexander declared she wants to represent District 10, which includes Lake Highlands, at a downtown shindig Sunday.
Alexander is a licensed therapist with a master’s degree in psychology from the University of Houston in Victoria and a bachelor’s from Washington University in St. Louis. Her volunteerism began right after college when she signed up with Americorps, and more recently she served on the Metrocare board.
Alexander is active in Dallas’ Democratic party, and she was quoted by CBS DFW Friday discussing the possibility that two Texans – Julian Castro and Beto O’Rourke – might both run for president in 2020. She has worked to register Dallas voters by organizing the RideShare2Vote program.
Alexander lives north of LBJ and said in a press release she’ll bring a “fresh and needed perspective to the Dallas City Council.”
You may follow Alexander on Facebook here.