I don’t know if it’s the uncertain times or just uncertainty about the direction of the council district, but the Dallas News reports that first-term city councilman Sheffie Kadane, who represents Lakewood/East Dallas, has drawn an opponent: Former DISD teacher and Army helicopter pilot John Yourse. Yourse told the News he’s running against Kadane for a couple of reasons, including Kadane’s support for the $550 million taxpayer-owned convention center hotel downtown and Kadane’s recent role in killing a conservation district in the Little Forest Hills neighborhood. Yourse was involved in grade-changing scandal at South Oak Cliff High School that recently made big news (he wasn’t accused of wrong-doing; instead, he accused the school’s principal of forcing him to change a grade for a star athlete). Yourse told the News that he also supports having the City of Dallas take over, and break up, DISD.


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