District 13 City Council Candidates Face Off in Forum

Voters living in Dallas City Council District 13 had an opportunity Wednesday to hear from their two options — Leland Burk and Gay Donnell Willis — during a lunchtime forum.

(Read: Meet D11, D13 Runoff Candidates at Forum)

The North Dallas Chamber of Commerce, the Dallas League of Women Voters, Friends of the Dallas Public Library, Dallas Breakfast Group, Faith Commons, Preston Hollow People, and the Hotel Association of North Texas co-sponsored the forum.

(Read: On Your Ballot: District 13)

District 11 candidates Barry Wernick and Jaynie Schultz will answer questions from moderator Calvert Collins-Bratton at noon Friday.

To sign up for District 11’s, click here.

Bethany Erickson

Bethany Erickson, Digital Editor at People Newspapers, cut her teeth on community journalism, starting in Arkansas. Recently, she's taken home a few awards for her writing, including first place for her tornado coverage from the National Newspapers Association's 2020 Better Newspaper Contest, a Gold award for Best Series at the 2018 National Association of Real Estate Editors journalism awards, a 2018 Hugh Aynesworth Award for Editorial Opinion from the Dallas Press Club, and a 2019 award from NAREE for a piece linking Medicaid expansion with housing insecurity. She is a member of the Education Writers Association, the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Association of Real Estate Editors, the News Leaders Association, the News Product Alliance, and the Online News Association. She doesn't like lima beans, black licorice or the word synergy. You can reach her at bethany.erickson@peoplenewspapers.com.

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