There’s a chance you hear the words “local election” and immediately stop reading this story. Voter turnout for city council and school board elections are typically low, even though these races have a direct effect on the issues that impact you most — streets, local businesses and parks, for example.

We won’t use this space to lecture you about voting, but we’d prefer if you did exercise that right.

Instead, the Advocate has compiled a list of all the people running for Dallas City Council in District 9. Check out the District 14 list here.

Paula Blackmon

Tamara Brown

Sarah Lamb

Erin Moore

Jacinto P. Valdespino (suspended campaign)

For a complete list of all election candidates, click here.

Click to sign up for the Advocate's weekly news digest and be the first to know what’s happening in Lakewood/East Dallas.