Washington, D.C. – Latino Victory Fund congratulated Adam Bazaldua for winning the Dallas City Council District 7 runoff race on Saturday. Bazaldua was first elected in 2017, becoming the first Latino elected to represent the 7th District.
“We are proud to congratulate Councilman Bazaldua for his well-deserved victory,” said Nathalie Rayes, Latino Victory Fund president & CEO. “Councilman Bazaldua is a devoted community leader who is determined to improve the lives of his constituents. From working to strengthen public safety to supporting funding to expand economic development, he has worked tirelessly to make Dallas a more prosperous city that works for everyone. Councilman Bazaldua will hit the ground running in his new term to continue working for the people of District 7.”
Adam Bazaldua is a teacher, public servant, and the first Latino to represent the 7th District in the Dallas City Council. He grew up in DeSoto, Texas, before moving with his family to Dallas’s 7th District in 2013. Bazaldua attended the Texas Culinary Academy in Austin and worked in the hospitality industry in New York City and Dallas before teaching culinary arts at two Dallas Independent School District high schools.
Bazaldua has served on his neighborhood crime watch, served as chair of the Dallas Green Alliance, been a member of the Davis Garden TIF Board, and has been an appointee to the DISD District 9 Community Task Force and the Dallas Police Chief’s Community Task Force. For the last two years, Bazaldua has represented Dallas’s 7th District in the City Council, serving on the Government Performance and Financial Management, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Public Safety Committees. He has prioritized neighborhood safety improvements, serving the city’s homeless population, and attracting local businesses to stimulate economic growth.
The Latino Victory Fund is a progressive political action committee with the mission of growing Latino political power by increasing Latino representation at every level of government – from the school board to the Senate to the White House.