March 12, 2009
Activist running in Farmers Branch

Via Stace, I see that one of the leaders in the fight against xenophobia in Farmers Branch is a on the ballot for City Council there.

Business owner and activist Elizabeth Villafranca [announced] her candidacy Monday afternoon.

Villafranca, an outspoken opponent of city officials' failed attempts to prohibit immigrants from renting homes, is seeking the spot being vacated by Jim Smith.

She and her husband own Cuquita's, a Mexican food restaurant in Farmers Branch.

I wish her the very best of luck. Given the results of the last election in Farmers Branch, I can't say I'm optimistic about her chances. But you have to start somewhere.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on March 12, 2009 to Election 2009
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