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.
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