District 8


​Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Erik Wilson

City Council District 8 

​​​​​Biography

​​​​Erik Wilson
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Erik Wilson represents District 8, a growing and diverse area that stretches 57 miles long across this great city. A native of Dallas, Texas Erik Wilson has dedicated his life to empowering communities through leadership and service. Erik Wilson began his first term as a Dallas City Council Member on June 22, 2015, where he was elected Deputy Mayor Pro Tem by his fellow colleagues. As the District 8 representative, Erik Wilson is committed to serve his community.

Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Wilson serves as a Vice Chair of the Transportation & Trinity River Project Committee, serves on the Budget, Finance and Audit Committee and the Arts, Culture and Libraries Committee. He also serves as a member of the Ad Hoc Legislature Committee.  

Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Wilson has held numerous positions in community and civic organizations: President of the Unity Estates Home Owners Association, Political Action Chairperson for the Dallas Branch NAACP, PTA member of the A.W. Brown Fellowship Charter School, Dad’s Club member at Adelle Turner Elementary, member of Concord Church, and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.).  Just recently, he was nominated by Mayor Michael S. Rawlings, and approved by the City Council to serve on the Board of Trustees for the Dallas Police & Fire Pension System and The Regional Transportation Council.

A firm supporter of education, Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Wilson is a graduate of the Business and Management Center in Dallas, Texas, and a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received a B.A. in Finance. He holds a M.B.A. in Strategic Leadership from Amberton University. Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Wilson is a devoted husband and father; he lives’ in Oak Cliff with his wife Senta Wilson and their three sons.