Not my district, but if it were, I’d vote for Leigh Bailey.
Meyer, a Republican, and Bailey, a Democrat, are competing for an open seat in House District 108. The district covers the Park Cities, Preston Hollow and central Dallas. Meyer is the heavy favorite in the GOP stronghold, but Bailey is trying to win independent voters and newcomers to Uptown, Downtown Dallas and East Dallas.
In my conversations with both candidates, Republican Morgan Meyer seemed distant, stiff, and unwilling to say anything that wasn’t approved by Corporate HQ (whose? I don’t know).
Bailey took time to talk, about life in Dallas, how to make it better, what an uphill fight she has. Dallas schools, and what it might take to make people see the improvements already there, and how to support teachers and students . . .
In short, Bailey is much more human, and for my money, much more attuned to the needs of Texas, Texas families, and making things work in Austin.
When you vote Tuesday, Dallasites, if you’re in District 108, vote for Leigh Bailey.