City Council District 4
Biography: Mayor Dwaine R. Caraway
Dwaine Caraway became Mayor of Dallas on February 26, 2011 when the previous mayor, Tom Leppert resigned. Upon becoming mayor, he promised to provide a stable and seamless transition administration, and continue to focus on reducing crime, attracting companies, jobs and investment to Dallas, and work to balance the budget while minimizing the impact on city services.
Caraway also represents Council District 4. He was elected to that position in 2007. The Council elected him to Deputy Mayor Pro Tem in 2007 and Mayor Pro Tem in 2009. Mayor Leppert also appointed Caraway to chair the Council’s Public Safety Committee. Prior to his service on the Council, Caraway served as Vice President of the Dallas Park Board.
While on Council - and for many years before - Caraway was considered a go-to person on community issues. Most recently he helped close crime-plagued hot sheet motels and drug houses in South Dallas and Oak Cliff, and spoke in support of DART and City employees getting better support and employee benefits. Dwaine has also advocated work and job programs for ex-offenders. Caraway has also been a strong supporter of the City’s business community fighting to build the convention center hotel and backing efforts to bring new businesses and jobs to Dallas.
Caraway was born and raised in Dallas. Living in his Council District for decades, he is a graduate of Roosevelt High School and attended Texas Southern University. He is the owner of The Profile Group, an advertising and consulting company. While committed to being the Mayor for all of Dallas, Caraway has continued to work on issues important to his district. He knows that neighborhood and civic involvement is an ongoing mission, not something that is done only when elections take place. Caraway is committed to improving District 4, and indeed all of Dallas “One Block at a Time.”
- Member: Friendship West Baptist Church
- Member: Pylon Salesmanship Club
- Member: Cotillion Idlewild Club
- Member: Dallas NAACP
- Member: Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity
- Member: Cedar Crest Neighborhood Association/Board Member
- Former Vice President: Dallas Parks & Recreation Board
- Former Chair: South Dallas/Fair Park Trust Fund
- Former Member: Dallas Youth Commission
- Roosevelt High School Mentoring Program
- Habitat for Humanity - helped build a house in Oak Cliff
- Appointed to leadership positions by two Dallas Mayors
- Worked diligently to enhance the Dallas Zoo
- Fought for construction of $3 million Cedar Crest Golf Course Clubhouse, a focal point for community and social events
- Former Member: Dallas/Ft. Worth Regional Sports Commission Advisory
- Founder: Grambling/Prairie View Football Classic at Fair Park