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Staff & Contacts Council Member: Philip Kingston Assistant: Connie Sanchez Phone: 214-670-5415 Secretary: Mariza Perez Phone: 214-670-5659

City Council District 14

Biography: Councilmember Philip Kingston

Being actively involved in District 14 neighborhood leadership roles since 2000. Philip Kingston was elected to the Dallas City Council on June 24, 2013 representing Council District 14, which includes Downtown Dallas, Uptown, historic East Dallas, Turtle Creek, and Oak Lawn.

Mayor Mike Rawlings appointed Philip as Chair of the Arts, Culture & Libraries Committee, Vice Chair of the Ad Hoc Judicial Nominations Committee and as a member to the Police & Fire Pension Board, Finance & Audit Committee, Housing Committee and Ad Hoc Legislature Committee.

In his professional career as a lawyer, Philip has been recognized as a Rising Star by Texas Monthly Magazine in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2011. He is a founding member of the Dallas Bar Association’s Public Forum Committee and was chair in 2010. In that role, he has brought some of the most important civic leaders in Dallas to the Bar for speaking events and debates. Philip has a long-standing commitment to legal services to the poor having received the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program’s Outstanding Clinic Attorney of the Year Award three times for his work at the West Dallas Clinic. He travels to West Dallas to volunteer because that’s where the clients need legal advice in Spanish. He is also an alumnus of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers’ 2004 Leadership Class.

Baylor Law School, JD General Civil Litigation, 1999
Trinity University, BA Economics, 1994

Office Location Dallas City Hall 1500 Marilla Street Room 5FN Dallas, TX 75201 Email Phone: 214-670-5415 Fax: 214-670-5117
District Resources Citizen Services Survey 2013 Council District Economic Fact Sheet