Did Rafael Anchía Just Say He Wants to be Mayor of Dallas?

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.

Perhaps the translation's slightly off, but it seems Dallas Rep. Rafael Anchía has given us a sneak peek into his future political plans. Today Radio Euskadi -- which is broadcast throughout Basque Country in Spain, where Anchía's family comes from -- ran an interview with the Haynes & Boone attorney Texas Monthly recently appointed the future governor of Texas. The chitchat was mostly about why Anchía supports Barack Obama. But this is the paragraph most worth nothing this afternoon:

People say he has a brilliant political career and he could be the next Texas Democratic Governor. However, he says he is not ambitious and by the moment he is satisfied with the idea of becoming Dallas Mayor, and he will then decide what will happen in the future.

Well, to quote Jim Schutze, he is "real good-lookin'." Also, I like the idea that being mayor of Dallas is not "ambitious." It makes me giggle. --Robert Wilonsky

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.