For Immediate Release — A sweeping coalition of neighborhood, business, civic, non-profit, and faith leaders announced today that they proudly support State Rep. Eric Johnson’s campaign to become the next Mayor of Dallas. Nearly 250 Dallas leaders have formally endorsed State Rep. Eric Johnson to become Dallas’ next Mayor, demonstrating the broad support that his inclusive and consensus-building leadership style has garnered across the nation’s ninth largest city.
CBSDFW.com — Democratic State Representative and Dallas Mayoral candidate Eric Johnson announced Monday he will file an anti-public corruption bill this week after a former Dallas City Council Member Carolyn Davis pleaded guilty to accepting bribes. During a news conference at the State Capitol Monday afternoon, Rep. Johnson said, “My running for Mayor has nothing to do with this.”
Dallas Morning News — Days after former Dallas City Council member Carolyn Davis pleaded guilty to taking bribes from a real estate developer, a state lawmaker running for mayor said he will file legislation to “combat and hopefully eradicate corruption” in the awarding of affordable housing tax credits. Rep. Eric Johnson, D-Dallas, said elected officials and developers who seek their favor “have repeatedly abused their role” in the state-run affordable housing tax credit award process.