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Dingman Launches Campaign for Farmers Branch Mayor

*Farmers Branch, Texas (November 6, 2013)* – Declaring that her goal is to
work with the Farmers Branch City Council and residents to build a common
vision to move the city forward, longtime resident and former city council
member Carol Dingman announced that she is a candidate for Farmers Branch
mayor. The election is in May, 2014. Dingman's candidacy is endorsed by
Farmers Branch mayor pro tem Jeff Fuller as well as by city council members
Ana Reyes and Kirk Connally.

"I believe Farmers Branch is at a turning point. We need new ideas and
faces to move our city forward. Now is the time for leadership that can
rebuild a cooperative spirit in Farmers Branch by creating a common vision
for our city,” said Dingman. “Together, we will take on the toughest
challenges successfully. That's what I've done as a council member and
citizen, and that's what I'll do as mayor."

Among her key issues, Dingman supports greater government transparency,
active outreach to increase citizen participation in decision making, and
making basic city services a top priority. Dingman will run on her
experience, skills and long history in Farmers Branch. “I’ve been
committed to our city for a long time. I remember when Farmers Branch was
a true force in the metroplex, and we can be a force again with new
leadership," said Dingman.

Dingman served on the Farmers Branch City Council from1981 to 1987 and was
the first woman to serve as mayor pro tem. She served on the Farmers
Branch planning and zoning commission from 1978 to 1981, on the Farmers
Branch zoning board of adjustment and building code board of appeals from
1978 to 1979, and on the charter review committee in 2013.

Dingman is a founding board member and past president of Metrocrest Social
Service Center, a founding board member and past president of Metrocrest
Senior Adult Services, and a founding board member of The Family Place
Metrocrest Help Center Advisory Board. She has also served on the boards
of several nonprofit agencies serving the greater Dallas area. Her current
civic activities include membership in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Rotary
International Club, the Farmers Branch Woman’s Club, and the
Carrollton-Farmers Branch American Association of University Women.

Dingman is vice president of Orion Realty Advisors, Inc. She previously
was executive director of the Metrocrest Area Fund of Communities
Foundation of Texas. She is also a former public school teacher. She
earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry at Ripon College of Wisconsin. She
holds a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from the University
of Wisconsin. Dingman and her husband have lived in Farmers Branch since
1970. They have two adult daughters and are members of Mary Immaculate
Catholic Church.

*Carol Dingman*



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