It appears endorsements from Ann Margolin and Mitchell Rasansky weren’t enough to to land Leland Burk the District 13 council seat.

Jennifer Staubach Gates won by an overwhelming 64.36 percent to Burk’s 34.63 percent in the May 11 Dallas County elections.

The District 13 contenders beat out all 14 Dallas council districts when it came to campaign money, and though Leland “Experience” Burk tried to backtrack after making a couple of misstatements, the voters chose volunteer and former nurse Staubach Gates.

It also appears that Bishop Lynch senior Jacob King will begin his fall in Texas A&M University after all.

Lee Kleinman beat out contender Ori Raphael for the District 11 council seat that will now cover portions of District 12. Though Raphael said he was behind locals on hot-button issues like the Cotton Belt Rail Line, Kleinman, a former District 11 Dallas Park Board member, won by a sweep with 62.72 percent of the vote compared to Raphael’s 37.28 percent.

Kleinman vocalized his immense support of the Dallas Bike Plan, completing the Northaven Trail and all hike and bike plans, while the “young” candidate, Raphael, emphasized repairing roads, banning texting while driving, and making life in the road lane, instead of the bike lane, more enjoyable.


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