Photo provided by Chris Carter.

The race for District 10 rep on the Dalllas City Council just got more crowded, as Chris Carter joined Kathy Stewart, Brian Hasenbauer and Sirrano Keith Baldeo on the ballot. Barbara Markham failed to provide enough valid signatures to qualify as a candidate. The winner will succeed Adam McGough, who is retiring from the council after his term limit of 8 years.

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Carter frequently expresses disagreement with McGough’s decisions, and he’s equally vocal in his criticism of City Manager T.C. Broadnax, Dallas Animal Services Director MeLissa Weber and others at city hall. He’s running on an “anti-corruption and pro-police platform” and says his first order of business would be to give police officers a 30 percent pay raise.

Before the pandemic, Carter lived in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Mexico City working as an independent international investment broker. The unmarried LHHS graduate says he’s currently at “an inflection point” in his life, without work or family obligations to keep him from devoting all his time and energy to serving on the council. Carter wants to be a “positive disrupter” at city hall and says he’s unafraid of the name-calling and back-biting that occurs around the horseshoe and behind the scenes.

You may read about Baldeo, Hasenbauer and Stewart here.

Lake Highlands Advocate will host a candidate forum April 11 at 7 p.m. at Oak Highlands Brewery, and we’re inviting our readers to submit questions for the candidates. Bugged about the city budget? Ticked about the new trash schedule? Cross about crime stats? Email your questions to and mark your calendar to meet the council hopefuls.

Election Day is May 6. Early voting begins April 24.