People

Dr. Kenneth Cooper, author of the best-selling book “Aerobics” and founder and president of the Dallas Aerobics Center, received the Oak Cliff Lions Club’s Bill Melton Humanitarian Award March 27.

Dr. Reuben Elovtiz joined the Cooper Clinic Platinum team to provide members with around-the clock access for their preventive and primary care needs.

Education

After more than two decades of serving as Headmaster at St. Marks, Arnie Holtberg announced that he’ll retire at the end of the 2013-2014 academic year. Holtberg worked on the $100 million plus Centennial Challenge fundraising campaign, which is almost completed, and two other successful campaigns during his tenure.

Politics

Two candidates are competing for the District 11 city council seat of Linda Koop now that her term is expired. Former District 11 Dallas Park Board Member Lee Kleinman resigned December 2012 specifically to run for Linda Koop’s position. Kleinman is chief operating officer and principal at Bridge Metrics, where employees provide marketing tools and services for the technology channel. Ori Raphael, vice president of business development for FreshLoc, a wireless temperature monitoring company, is a former aid to U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions.

District 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. Leland Burk, 25-year chairman and president of Burk Interests and founding director and principal shareholder of First Independent National Bank, 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. 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. Teenager Jacob King of Bishop Lynch High School is also in the race. The 18-year-old senior remains optimistic.

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