Ex-‘Dallas Observer’ Writer Wants To Replace Ex-‘Dallas Observer’ Writer As Dallas Mayor

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By: Mark Fitzgerald

The former music editor for the alternative weekly Dallas Observer has thrown his hat into the ring to replace the current mayor of Dallas — another former Dallas Observer columnist.

Zac Crain, 31, announced in a speech Monday night that he is running for mayor to bring direction to a city he characterizes as inefficiently run. He told supporters he began to get “rumblings” to run as long as three years ago, when he was working on a story about homeless people for the alternative weekly.

Crain is currently an editor for American Airlines’ in-flight magazine American Way.

In his blog, Crain calls the incumbent mayor, former Observer political columnist Laura Miller, “one of the most polarizing political figures in memory.”

Miller, who has served two terms as mayor, has indicated she will run for re-election, according to a Dallas Morning News story by Dave Lavinthal. The election is in May 2007.

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