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Mike Rawlings, Ron Natinsky, David Kunkle and Edward Okpa
CRE types (TREC, CREW Dallas, NTCAR, and NAIOP North Texas) hosted a Dallas mayoral forum on Tuesday at The Fairmont Hotel. Candidates on hand: CIC managing partner Mike Rawlings, Dallas City Councilman Ron Natinsky, former DPD police chief David Kunkle, and the The OKPA Co principal Edward Okpa. Each had a sentence to help ID their campaigns. David's: What we're doing needs to be done better. Rob?s: Economic development and jobs will provide the revenue to fund the city. Edward doesn't want to see any neighborhood left behind and is opposed to raising taxes, saying that we need to get more efficient. Mike says residents are over-taxed and underserved. Got all that? Good, because the election isMay 14.
ohn Lancaster, Manny Ybarra,  Vicky Gunning, and Rob Huthnance
Reps from the CRE orgs hosting the event include NAI Robert Lynn'sJohn Lancaster (NTCAR prez-elect), Pillar Commercial's Manny Ybarra (TREC government affairs chair), Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell's Vicky Gunning (CREW Dallas prez), and Ranch Capital'sRob Huthnance (NAIOP prez). Who's got their votes? We hearCasey Abrams has the most supporters with Jacob Lusk getting some ballots, too. Oh wait, you're not talking about American Idol? In that case, we have no clue who they're voting for.