On Saturday June 15, the residents of Dallas’ District 14 elected Philip Kingston to represent them on the Dallas City Council. He won by a healthy margin of roughly 400 votes despite a barrage of negative advertising and false rumors. Throughout his campaign, Kingston maintained a positive tone and stuck to the core issues which impact our neighborhood. He succeeds Angela Hunt, a reliable neighborhood advocate who had endorsed Philip’s campaign.
Many of us in the BACD know Philip well from his tireless work on behalf of our neighborhood over the last decade. Philip was a founder of the Conservation District which bonds us together as a neighborhood. He has organized social events like our Fall Party. He also served several years on the board of the Lower Greenville Neighborhood Association where he worked on the re-zoning of Lowest Greenville Ave. That effort significantly reduced crime while simultaneously helping revitalize the area. Philip provided assistance to many of our surrounding neighborhoods when navigating tough zoning decisions. Although consistently a consensus builder, the one time Philip did get down in the mud, it was to help plant over 60 parkway trees in our neighborhood!
In his campaign, he was supported by numerous volunteers, many of which are from BACD.