ann_margolinDistrict 13 councilwoman Ann Margolin of Preston Hollow and north Dallas has three candidates looking to take her place after she announced she wasn’t running again due to personal reasons.

Filing is already over for the May 11 elections, and below we list who is looking to step up.

Leland Burk, 25-year chairman and president of Burk Interests, also was founding director and principal shareholder of First Independent National Bank. Burk has Margolin’s endorsement.

Jennifer Staubach Gates, Catholic Foundation trustee and registered nurse, spends time volunteering in the community and is on the leadership team of the St. Rita Community capital campaign.

Speaking of those two candidates, the Preston Hollow Democrats are hosting a “Meet the Candidates” event for Burk and Staubach Gates 6-8 p.m. March 14 at the Preston Royal Library. The candidates will participate in a question and answer session.

Richard P. Sheridan is also stepping up for the seat, a retired advocate for city improvements Sheridan also ran for council in 2005, 2011 and Mayor in 2007 as a write-in.

Lastly (but not least), the Northaven Park Neighborhood Association will bid farewell to Margolin at 7 p.m. March 7 at Withers Elementary.


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