Re-elect

Rick Callahan

For Dallas City Council

District 5

Great things are happening in Southeast Dallas.

Now, more than ever before, we need to stay the course

and keep the momentum moving forward!

ELECTION DAY IS SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2017 (SABADO, 6 DE MAYO)

WHO IS RICK CALLAHAN?

 

Rickey D. “Rick” Callahan was elected to his first term on the Dallas City Council on June 15, 2013, to represent the newly created District 5, which unified the Pleasant Grove/Southeast Dallas area previously divided among four council districts. Besides living and working in the district for over thirty years, Rick has been actively involved in the community and has a long history of proven leadership and positive results.

 

Since being elected Rick has worked tirelessly to replace substandard and blighted properties and has successfully attracted new retail development and jobs to the community, including the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market that brought over 150 permanent jobs to the area.

 

While chairman of the Southeast Dallas Chamber of Commerce, Rick spearheaded inclusion of the Main Street Pleasant Grove Project in the 1995 Bond Program, resulting in $1 million of capital improvements to Buckner Blvd. He has also organized and served on a number of committees to improve the quality of life and image of Southeast Dallas, and is committed to working with his neighbors, businesses, the City Council and Mayor Rawlings to help Dallas Grow South.

 

  • Born in Dallas, grew up in Mesquite, moved back to Dallas in 1985

 

  • Attends Lake Pointe Church

 

  •  M.B.A. in General Mgmt.  Amber University, 1986 (now Amberton University)

 

  • B.A. in Political Science, University of Texas at Dallas, 1978

 

  • Associate in Arts & Sciences, Eastfield College, 1976

 

  • Graduated from North Mesquite High School, 1974
  • Chair, Friends of Scouting, Cimarron District, Circle 10 Council, Boy Scouts of America (2013 to present)

 

  • Member, Mayor Tom Leppert’s Task Force on Economic Development, serving on sub-committees for the Pleasant Grove Community and the Small Business Committee (2010-2012)

 

  • Board member, Pleasant Grove Weed and Seed Committee; chaired Sub-Committee on Neighborhood Revitalization and Economic Development (2010-2011)

 

  • Commissioner, Innovation and Productivity Commission (appointed by Councilwoman Vonciel Jones Hill) (2008-2009)

 

  • Member, 1995 Dallas Bond Campaign

 

  • Member, Pleasant Grove Historical Society (1984-2002), Treasurer (2000-2002)

 

  • President, Clean Dallas Southeast (now Keep Dallas Beautiful) (1988-1990)

 

  • Vice Chairman and Board Member Southeast Emergency Food Center (1996-1998)

 

  • Board Member, Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau (1995-1998)

 

  • Created Buckner Children’s Night Christmas Parade and Party in 1994 that continued through 2015

 

  • Organized and led Saturday gang graffiti paint-overs throughout the area

 

  • Leadership role in annual Pleasant Grove Cinco de Mayo Parade and Festival

 

  • Committee member, Southeast Dallas Community Fund Raiser for over 20 years (now referred to as October Month of Service), providing funds for community projects, including: college scholarships, Pleasant Grove Food Pantry, Defy-it Drug Program, Reading is Fundamental (RIF), Grove-Fest, National Night Out, Hands Across the Grove
  • Chair, Economic Development

 

  • Member, Budget, Finance and Audit Committee

 

  • Quality of Life & Environment Committee

 

  • Connect to the World Committee Member

 

  • National League of Cities

 

  • Large City Committee Chair 2016

 

  • Ad Hoc Legislative Committee

 

  • Ad Hoc Judicial Nominating Committee

 

  • Steering Committee Vice Chair 2017

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CAMPAIGN OFFICE ADDRESS:

1618 S. Buckner Blvd

Dallas, TX 75217

 

MAILING ADDRESS:

Callahan For City Council Campaign

P.O.Box 271405

Dallas, TX 75227

 

EMAIL ADDRESS:

info@callahanforcouncil.com

 

PHONE:

(469) 251-0055

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