About Alex 
   
Alex Dickey, 30, was born and raised in Dallas City Council District 6. He attended St. Monica Catholic School for his primary education and graduated from Bishop Lynch High School. He began his college career at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, studied abroad at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in Government.  

While attending the University of Arkansas, Alex successfully lobbied the Fayetteville City Council to adopt an ordinance that allowed him to open a mobile food cart in the city's entertainment district. This paved the way for a significant revitalization of the mobile food scene, which continues to this day.

While studying in Egypt, Alex traveled extensively throughout the Middle East, gaining a knowledge of and familiarity with diverse peoples, lifestyles and cultures.

In his senior year at the University of Texas at Austin, Alex served as a full time legislative aide in the office of his State Representative Rafael Anchia during the 84th Texas Legislative Session. In that capacity, Alex managed legislation calling for the implementation of a state-funded residential energy efficiency loan program, and oversaw the progress of several other bills related to transportation and healthcare.        

For the last two years, Alex has taught government, economics, and history in Irving ISD at Barbara Cardwell Career Preparatory High School. As a government teacher, Alex created a civics initiative responsible for registering over 70 students to vote. He is also heavily involved in an after school leadership development program for young men.    

As a longstanding member of the Bachman/Northwest Highway Community Association and the Bradford Estates Crime Watch, Alex has contributed to his community's efforts to enhance public safety, improve our quality of life and create sustainable neighborhoods to pass on to future generations.
   
Why I'm Running 
   
I Love My Community.
I’ve lived here all of my life.  My core belief when it comes to the quality of a community is that we have towork together in order to live together.  The neighborhood I live in is as diverse as it gets and that’s what makes it so wonderful.  Everybody matters.  My neighbor’s concerns are my concerns too.  We want a quality of life that keeps our area safe, our streets clean and maintained, our home values rising and our families united.  I’ve never believed in abandoning a neighborhood instead of staying and fixing what needs fixing.

Our Police and Fire Professionals Deserve Better.
I’m really passionate about the men and women who keep us safe -- our police and fire professionals.  It’s a travesty that the pay and incentives for first responders in a city as large as Dallas are so inadequate.  Why can’t police be encouraged to live in the communities they serve?  Why do we have to fight over pensions and earned benefits for people who put their lives on the line for us?  I’m running to give our district a voice in that matter.  A strong community begins with a safe community that works together with law enforcement because everyone has a stake.  Everyone.

Our streets are in critical condition.
Our streets are in such disrepair, it’s not only an eyesore but a safety concern too.  From our main roads to the alleyways behind our homes, the deterioration is intolerable.  For a city that prides itself in growth and attracting new businesses and residents in order to grow the tax base, the condition of many of our streets leaves a bad first impression.  We need to fix that.  How healthy is your city?  Just look at how well the streets, sidewalks and parks are maintained.  I want to fight for a healthy city and that means we need to “fix the damn streets” as my dad often says.

We need a vibrant plan to attract development without kicking neighbors out.
You don’t just bulldoze the core of what makes a neighborhood great and diverse.  We all live here because we want the same things in life – good schools, safe streets and a place we can affordably enjoy.  I really believe that we can balance our need to attract new business to our area with the need to lift the quality of life for all of our neighbors in District 6.  It just takes a fresh approach and creative ideas.  Living near a major DART rail station, I see first-hand what an area prime for new development looks like.  I also know that simply pushing old neighbors out to drive prices up is wrong.  That’s not what community is about and I will work to make sure that we raise the quality of life for all our residents when it comes to housing and business opportunities.

We Need Change Now.
Quite honestly, we need to change our current leadership.  I believe that with enthusiasm and vision, we can be the change we seek. Our District 6 residents need to vote in every election and with just a few more votes than last time, you’ll be amazed at what can change.  You can check out the issues that drive my passion for running here on this site, but let me end with the words of a former President.  It really resonated with me when he said: "If you're disappointed by your elected officials, grab a clipboard, get some signatures, and run for office yourself.”  There you have it.  This is why I’m running.