Dallas City Hall: Photo by Hilary Schleier

Dallas City Hall: Photo by Hilary Schleier

Little Forest Hills resident Will Logg has tossed his hat into the ring, bringing the total of candidates vying for the Dallas City Council seat Sheffie Kadane will vacate in May to five. (Here is our overview of the other four.)

Will Logg (also known as blues musician Will “Smokey” Logg and more formally as William E. Logg III)

Neighborhood history: He and his wife, Yoga Mart owner and Iyengar yoga instructor Marj Rash, lived at the Hillside Manor (now Veranda Bungalows) apartments on Gaston for four years, Emerald Isle Apartments on Garland Road for 12 years, and have owned a house on Santa Clara in Little Forest Hills for the last 13 years.

Credentials: Neighborhood organizer against the Promise of Peace Garden’s relocation into Little Forest Hills in 2013; products distribution manager for PaperCity magazine

Why he’s running: Logg says his role as a neighborhood organizer was his foray into city politics, and “brought me to the conclusion that these area projects (commercial development of Winfrey Point, Boy Scout Hill, etc.) were ‘given legs’ by Sheffie Kadane. This is why I am running.”

Top concerns

• Preservation of White Rock Lake

• Alleviating the “traffic nightmares” around the lake

• Fighting corruption within the City of Dallas

Candidates have until 5 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 27, to file. If you’ve read March’s magazine, you know the Advocate feels strongly that neighbors should take an interest in local elections. We’ll have more coverage after official filing ends. Stay tuned.

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