DALLAS (CBS 11 NEWS) – A new candidate has emerged for Dallas City Council: Mockingbird pothole.
A new Facebook page emerged announcing the candidacy of a pothole.
While it might be a joke, the issues behind it are no laughing matter, according to the people behind the page.
“Well the potholes are here to stay. They don’t go away. You can’t get rid of them. They’re a lot more enduring than some of the politicians around here,” said Christine Pothole, an East Dallas resident.
Christine, Carol and Deborah “Pothole” said they decided to start the Facebook page out of frustration with issue in East Dallas and Lakewood they feel have been neglected.
“We like to use humor because, you know, we’re not as well funded as some of the other candidates and we want to bring attention to the problems we have here in Dallas,” said Carol Pothole.
Some of the problems are more obvious, such as potholes. But the group said it is also other “neglected” issues like cracked electrical poles, dangling wires and loose dogs.
“Our platform is, can I say crappy? Keep Dallas crappy forever,” said Christine Pothole.
Council member Phillip Kingston, who represents District 14, feels the Facebook page for Mockingbird pothole brings up some valid points.
“I will take all the responsibility I can take for the last 20 months I’ve been on the council,” said Kingston.
Kingston, who is running uncontested this election, likes the page and the pothole. He said in his short time on the council, he has worked to prioritize funds to the most heavily traveled roads.
“I just think it’s a lack of focus on the things that are important. We’ve misallocated our budgets for a very long time,” said Kingston.
For those who are frustrated, Kingston said they need to get involved, call their council member and vote.
The women behind the campaign said sadly they are looking for a new candidate, Mockingbird Pothole was assassinated, aka filled in by asphalt.
“Well he’s dead, but we’re ahead in the Facebook polls!” said Carol Pothole.
When reached by telephone on Friday, the secretary for District 9 council member Sheffie Kadane said he was unavailable to speak at the time.
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