District 7

​Biography: Council Member Kevin Felder

I am a successful real estate broker and small business owner with over 25 years of experience. I specialize in corporate relocation. I assist transferring employees with finding a new home if they are moving to DFW and I assist transferring employees in the marketing and sale of their home if they are leaving DFW. I have earned 5 real estate designations, among them are: ABR, CRP, GDS, TCPM and TCLPM.

I have served on several city boards and commissions such as:

Industrial Development Corporation, Southern Dallas Development Corporation (5 years) and Vickery Meadows TIF (9 years).

I attended Richland College, Indiana University and University of Texas at Dallas. I have degrees in Real Estate and Business Administration.

I am very active in community affairs. I was recently elected Vice President of the Dallas Branch of the NAACP. I am on the executive board of the Dallas Branch of the NAACP. I won the Freedom Fighter Award from the Dallas Branch of the NAACP in 2014. I am a precinct chair, deputy voter registrar and election judge. I chair the advisory committee for House District 100.

In 2013, I served on the Dallas County Grand Jury as the Foremen.

My top priorities are:

  • Major home repair program for District 7
  • Development of mixed use mixed income housing
  • Creating robust and sustainable economic development
  • Revitalization of fair Park and the surrounding neighborhoods

I ran for this seat because there are overwhelming issues of benign neglect in District 7 that needed to be addressed and no one had done so. I want to see more economic development happening in District 7.

I want to see quality grocery stores built in District 7. I want to see our streets and sidewalks get repaired. I want better code enforcement.

I want better animal control. I want better police community relations.

I want to work on homelessness and poverty. I want to bring jobs to District 7. I want to see mixed income housing developed in District 7.
I want to see Fair Park become a year round destination and tourist attraction with food festivals, rides, games, museums and a park.

I am an open minded consensus builder. I want to find common ground and win-win outcomes and diversity amongst contractors and suppliers at every level on all development projects. I seek to establish partnerships through collaboration, goal sharing and team work.