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Ed Oakley

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

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

    Photo by Sam Merten​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 H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    Mayor's New Pro-Hotel Pal Can't Defend Leppert's Promises During Trinity Campaign and Advocacy of Inland Port Delay

    As mentioned in this week's cover story, one of the reasons former council member Ed Oakley says he lost to Tom Leppert in the '07 mayoral runoff was his decision to run a negative campaign in the final weeks. Oakley's negativity climaxed with taking a cheap shot at Leppert by airing a TV ad that fo ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 6, 2007

    Anarchy in the Big D

    See some Queer theater in Uptown

  • News

    June 28, 2007

    Oakley-dokey

    Everything in Ed's world is OK with Ed

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2007
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    June 16, 2007

    And Your Early Winner Is...

    Tom Leppert's your early leader in early voting, but it's early yet. Just ask Roger about last-second comebacks. ...Tom Leppert, with 59 percent of the vote in early voting -- which translates to 19,096 ballots cast his way. Ed Oakley, on the other hand, got 12,897 votes. Which means, as Matt "Math" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2007
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    June 16, 2007

    Ed Oakley Was Better Than His Campaign

    Ed Oakley with some supporters who, sadly, could not vote for him to become mayor First I thought it was pretty amazing in 1995 when Carol Reed elected the city’s first black mayor. But in 2007 I think it may be more amazing she was able to elect a white Republican member of the Dallas Country Clu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2007

    PAC It Up, People

    This is the board of directors of Heritage Alliance. In case you were wondering. One of the two guys running for mayor is gay, though damned if I can tell which one. Good thing Reuters is bringing up the rear today in the parade of "Ed Oakley is gay" articles. Still, this one is a little different, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2007

    Crow's Nest

    Pardon, but what's the big deal here? So Ed Oakley and a majority of his fellow council members voted on Wednesday to give $583,360 in tax abatements to Crow Holdings so Harlan Crow and his team could renovate the former Parkland Hospital on the corner of Maple and Oak Lawn avenues. And the problem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2007

    Ed Oakley Is Quite Happy to Give Tom Leppert Some Alone Time

    Tom Leppert's getting a lot of free radio time thanks to Ed Oakley's decision to ditch on-air debates. Yesterday came word that Ed Oakley was backing out of a debate with Tom Leppert scheduled for Friday on Mark Davis' show on WBAP-AM (820). This morning, Craig Murphy, one of the guys running Oakley ... More >>

  • News

    June 14, 2007

    No 'Doze

    With Democrats like Ed Oakley, who needs the GOP?

  • News

    June 14, 2007

    Thing 1 and Thing 2

    What's the real difference between Oakley and Leppert? No, seriously, please tell us.

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2007

    Gosh, Can't They Both Be Mayor?

    Um, is the answer "no," or is this a trick question? Some random mayoral musings this a.m... In the Houston Chronicle this morning, our old pal and colleague Tom Korosec blames all those "Ed Oakley is gay" articles on TIme magazine. He also discovers that Texas Eagle Forum's Cathie Adams and Interd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2007

    Trammell's Little Girl Goes Both Ways

    So, I just read this over at Dallas Blog: ...A small group of influential women who work across the political spectrum raised money for Ed Oakley at a coffee Tuesday at the home of Lucy Billingsley, where Oakley said his polls show him two points ahead... And then I read Tom Leppert's most recent fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2007
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    June 8, 2007

    Do We Still Have to Vote Next Week?

    Well, he did it again. Last night at a mayoral forum at Paul Quinn College, Ed Oakley boasted that his campaign has such a broad range of support that both the NAACP and Harlan Crow have endorsed him. And this time, Oakley was half right. Setting up the most awkward moment of the mayor’s race no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2007

    It Must Be the Money?

    Yesterday evening, we heard from Ken Carter, one of Don Hill's closest campaign advisors back when 43 people were running for mayor. Carter denied Ed Oakley's allegations -- which he made again to our own Matt Pulle last night -- that Hill's people went to Oakley and Tom Leppert to demand money and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2007

    Show Us the Money!

    So, if you don't endorse Ed Oakley, you're taking money from Tom Leppert. At least, that's the impression you get from reading the daily and its Bold Types blog today. Says it right here: Mr. Oakley also said members of Mr. Hill's former mayoral campaign approached him last month and explained that ... More >>

  • News

    June 7, 2007
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    June 6, 2007

    Knock, Knock. Who's There? Democrat Ed Oakley, That's Who, Damn It.

    Michael Davis over at Dallas Progress has made no secret who he's voting for next weekend: Tom Leppert -- or, as Schutze now calls him, "The Leppert of Two Evils." So it's no surprise that Michael takes offense at the way Ed Oakley keeps turning an allegedly nonpartisan race into a Dem vs. Them co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2007
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    June 4, 2007

    In Your Face, Tom Leppert!

    Sing along: Whoever it is, we're against them. The mayoral election has gone facial. Runoff candidate Ed “Eminent Domain” Oakley has ads running on TV portraying his opponent Tom “The Leppert of Two Evils” Leppert as a guy with a major facial twitch. Leppert hasn’t struck back on that on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2007

    Tracy Rowlett for Mayor

    If you missed last night's debate twixt Tom Leppert and Ed Oakley -- and you did -- you can watch it again its entirety right here, courtesy KTVT-Channel 11. Or you can watch it in segments, as Channel 11 has kindly broken it down into DVD-ready scene selections that have such titles as " Tom Lepper ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2007

    Playing Land Grab-Ass

    Ed Oakley was all for taking a man's land, till he realized, ya know, people aren't gonna react well to that. Which, come to think of it, is very mayoral. Well, well, well. I am getting quite a bit of response to my column in this week’s paper version of Unfair Park about Mayor Laura Miller and Ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2007

    Jim's Been Violated! Hot Damn, It Must Be Close to Election Time.

    Just got back from a Tom Leppert press conference calling on Ed Oakley to clean up his act. No shit, Ed! The Ed Oakley for Mayor campaign has turned into the runaway Steam Engine of Sleaze in the last few days. His grimy team are stoking sleaze into the firebox just as fast as they can shovel, with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2007

    The Truth About "The Truth About Tom"

    Ed Oakley's launched a new Web site aiming to take down Tom Leppert. Hoping to make someone, anyone pay attention to the mayoral runoff, Ed Oakley has launched The Truth About Tom, a dumb and clumsy Web site largely dedicated to exposing Tom Leppert’s record as CEO of Turner Construction -- and mi ... More >>

  • News

    May 31, 2007

    The Good Laura

    Or, how Bill Blaydes locked up the Bastard of the Year award

  • News

    May 24, 2007

    The Magic Touch

    Want to know who to vote for? Whatever you do, don't ask Jim.

  • News

    May 17, 2007

    Last Men Standing

    Leppert and Oakley show that what you think about Dallas politics could be wrong

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2007
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    May 12, 2007

    The Battle of the Century: Leppert vs. Oakley!!!

    Our Man Downtown's about to become Our Man at Gilley's, as Matt Pulle's on his way to Tom Leppert Party-Down HQ to wrangle a few quotes from the top vote-getter (thus far, but who's kidding whom?) in today's mayoral election. So, it's damned near a done deal: Tom Leppert and Ed Oakley will square of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2007

    Tomorrow's Forecast: Gloomy, with a Slight Chance of Disaster and Late-Evening Sunshine

    I have nothing but ambiguity, confusion and darkness to offer you, Friends of Unfair Park, on the eve of tomorrow’s mayoral election. There are no certainties, only wild cards. Here are just a few:

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2007
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    May 9, 2007
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    May 7, 2007

    Ed Oakley: The Man's Got Wrecking Balls

    On Friday -- hey, only eight days before the election, what's the rush? -- Ed Oakley debuted his new TV spot, in which he promises to tear down "aging, rundown apartment complex[es] that have become a haven for crime." Actually, Oakley doesn't promise anything; he never says a word in the spot. Not. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2007
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    April 26, 2007

    Get Polled

    Ed Oakley, Jim Schutze may not be a fan, but the Friends of Unfair Park like you just fine...so far. Just a reminder that the Highly Unofficial Unfair Park Mayoral Poll's up and running till 5 p.m. tomorrow. Thus far, it's been a fascinating 24 hours, with nearly 2,200 votes cast as of 8:50 this mor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2007

    Ed Oakley Has More Property Near the Trinity River Than You Think

    Ed Oakley bought up some property near the Trinity River. Hey, all the other cool kids are doin' it. On April 19 there appeared in the paper version of Unfair Park a column in which I reported that mayoral candidate Ed Oakley, who is chairman of the Dallas city council Trinity River committee, own ... More >>

  • News

    April 26, 2007
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    April 24, 2007

    Full-Court Press Releases

    Brian Harkin Someone told us the other day this photo of Sam Coats almost makes them wanna vote for the guy. "Makes him look tough." Which is one way of putting it. If a mayoral candidate has a beef with one of his fellow combatants, we usually hear about it -- in the form of a press release, which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2007

    Coats Says Oakley Ain't Woonerful

    Last week in the paper version of Unfair Park, Jim Schutze revealed the real reason Ed Oakley's been snatching up tiny pieces of land inside the Trinity Design District. Today, mayoral candidate Sam Coats tells Oakley that "an apparent conflict of interest" isn't such a woonerful thing after all, an ... More >>

  • News

    April 19, 2007

    What a Woonerful World

    Ed Oakley gets himself a Dutch treat

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2007

    Okpa Out, But Not Down

    The city's finding one way to narrow the mayoral wannabe field: by disqualifying all the interesting left-field candidates, including Edward Okpa. Edward Okpa, my favorite long-shot candidate for Dallas mayor, has been thrown off the ballot after the City Secretaty's office found he didn't submit en ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2007

    Wherein Max Wells Calls Himself "Max Wells" and Ed Oakley Says He's Already the Mayor

    We love this photo of Max Wells, because it suggests Max Wells already believes he's mayor. Actually, Ed Oakley already has the job of pretend mayor. They made the WaMu Banker's Pen look like the cast of Lost. We're talking about the top-tier candidates for mayor, who last night gathered at a Dallas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2006

    City Hall, Where No Does Not Mean No

    I failed to get on the elevator fast enough to avoid a big gross-out scene at City Hall this afternoon. Yuck! I was subjected to witnessing big hugs in the hallway between city staffers and the developer they had just helped beat the mayor on a tax cut deal. I'm not talking romantic hugs. More like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2006

    Jim, Ed Oakley Says You Suck

    Ed Oakley doesn't like Jim Schutze's stance on the Trinity River bridges. Can't even say his name. Say it, Ed, SAY IT! Kathleen Matsumura, publicist for the League of Women Voters of Dallas and a contributor to Sharon Boyd's Dallas Arena, also sends out her own newsletter via e-mail, which seems lik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2006

    Live from City Hall

    So far there have been legal and accounting issues raised regarding FD! One speaker said it violates Texas zoning law, another said it's inviting dangerously speculative development along the so-called transit corridors that cannot even withstand the density proposed in the plan. And a woman from Bl ... More >>

  • News

    February 28, 2002

    Call 911

    Election fraud apparently old hat in Dallas

  • News

    April 19, 2001

    The Race Race

    In the battle for the District 6 council seat, the dark horse has a white face

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