Dallas City Council District 3 Race Heats Up Thanks to Cyber Pirates

Keep Dallas Observer Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Dallas and help keep the future of Dallas Observer free.

District 3 might be the most important race in the upcoming Dallas City Council election. Incumbents Scott Griggs and Philip Kingston have taken the rare step of endorsing a candidate outside their own districts, giving their support to high school teacher Joe Tave. Vonciel Jones Hill, who represents District 3 and is term-limited, has endorsed Casey Thomas to be her successor. Wini Cannon, like Tave, is against the Trinity toll road and has been impressive so far in the campaign. The district is one of the easiest pivot points to spot in the insurgent battle to unseat the Dallas old guard. It's all very serious stuff.

The District 3-related web addresses poached by some enterprising anti-Hill/Thomas folks are not. Wednesday, thanks to a tweet from the Morning News' Elizabeth Findell, we were pointed to caseythomasfordallas.com, which features a big, grinning side-hug between Thomas and Hill along with a plea to vote for "anyone but Casey."

Thursday, Unfair Park was amused to discover that Hill does not own voncielhill.com. If you check it out, you'll see Hill with John Wiley Price, a video documenting Hill's alleged lies about how close she lives to Dallas Executive Airport and what would be a pretty snappy slogan for her next campaign, "Vonciel Jones Hill: She Knows What's Best for You." The page design could use a little work for sure, but, in a district that only say 3,036 turn out in the last cycle, we applaud the civic engagement.

Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.