Posted on 06 May 2011.
In what can only be seen as another blow to the campaign of incumbent council member Dave Neumann, County Commissioner Elba Garcia has endorsed his opponent, attorney Scott Griggs.
Garcia represented much of north Oak Cliff for eight years and was very popular in her district, which is almost entirely surrounded by Neumann’s district 3.
Her decision to support Griggs is yet another indication of Neumann’s perceived weakness in the district. But it also says something about Griggs’ apparent strength as a challenger.
It’s unlikely that Garcia, an established and savvy political leader, would get behind someone she thought couldn’t win.
Griggs’ campaign is expected to announce the endorsement soon.
Garcia had the following to say about her decision:
“I have seen Scott in action. He has the experience and dedication District 3 voters deserve. Please join me in supporting Scott Griggs for Dallas City Council.”
–Rudolph Bush / Reporter