Dwaine R. Caraway returns to the Dallas City Council as the elected representative for District 4 after a two-year hiatus upon reaching his term limit. In addition, his peers on the Council elected him to the position of Mayor Pro Tem, serving District 4 and the City of Dallas.
Caraway served as Councilman for District 4 from 2007-2015 when he reached his term limit as councilman. The Council elected him to Deputy Mayor Pro Tem in 2007 during his first term and Mayor Pro Tem in 2009 during his second. Mayor Tom Leppert appointed Caraway to chair the Council's Public Safety Committee. He became the mayor in 2011 when Mayor Leppert resigned. During this tenure, 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. Caraway 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.
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. 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 serving 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