Campaign Cash From Out of State Is Flowing Into Heated School Board Races in the Dallas Suburbs

Campaign Cash From Out of State Is Flowing Into Heated School Board Races in the Dallas Suburbs

Frisco ISD School Board RacesAhead of a recent debate for the local school board, the Frisco Chamber of Commerce made rules to ensure that candidates running for the three open seats did not derail the event. As the forum in the northern Dallas suburb commenced, hosts Tony Felker, the president of the business organization, and Christal Howard, the Dallas–Fort Worth publisher of Community Impact Newspaper, set clear guidelines: each candidate would be allowed to respond to opponents only with “civil” challenges. The debate for the first open seat on the seven-member board, contested between Angela Dunford, a conservative pharmaceutical research contractor, and incumbent Gopal Ponangi, a liberal information technology consultant, adhered to the guidelines. The event appeared to be progressing in a civil manner. But then Marvin Lowe, a candidate for…

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