Two years ago, then-Dallas District 9 Councilman Gary Griffith and his old college buddy and fraternity brother Tom Hicks were trying to get Griffith elected mayor. Hicks served as campaign treasurer for Griffith, but the campaign didn’t make the runoff in the crowded candidate field, and Tom Leppert became mayor.

Now Griffith and Hicks find themselves on opposing sides of a race heating up in District 13. Hicks is again serving as campaign treasurer, this time for District 13 council candidate Brint Ryan, while Griffith is among the 25 people listed on Ann Margolin’s campaign advisory committee.

In other District 13 campaign news, Preston Hollow Democrats hosted a candidate forum between Ryan and Margolin last week at Popolo’s in the Preston Royal Village.

According to Preston Hollow People, the candidates found much to agree on, including reservations about the Trinity River project and the city-owned convention center hotel.

Both also said they fear the over-regulation that can come from conservation districts.

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