Jaynie Schultz, who has been active in local politics for more than a decade, has now taken the huge step of announcing her campaign for Dallas City Council. If elected, Jaynie will take the place of Lee Kleinman in Council District 11. Kleinman has served the district for the last eight years and is term limited so cannot run again.
District 11 is a North Dallas district that follows a vertical path encompassing most of the area between 75 and the Tollway from Walnut Hill to Arapaho.
Dallas politics-watchers give Schultz the best chance of winning the election which will be held on May 1.
Jaynie is the daughter of Leslie z”l and Howard Schultz, who donated the Akiba Yavneh Campus. Jaynie is a past president of the Akiba Academy and served on the Board of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). She and her husband, Ron Romaner, have four children, all of whom graduated from Akiba and Yavneh.
Schultz served successfully for six years as a Dallas Planning Commissioner where she was able to guide neighborhoods in the Southern Eruv through complicated zoning cases.
In her campaign, Schultz is targeting improving local streets in the area and stopping crime. She is a strong supporter of first responders. Jaynie has also prioritized paying close attention to libraries, parks, cultural centers and neighborhood support.
Schultz believes it is possible to handle these important necessities while keeping the property tax rate as low as possible.
Outgoing incumbent, Kleinman, was quick to endorse Schultz saying, “You know, this is a very service-oriented job. And the key service we are supposed to provide is safe homes and families. Jaynie will make service a priority and when you have a problem, she will work immediately to solve it.”
Three other candidates have signed up for the May 1 election. Early voting will begin on April 19, 2021 and end on April 27 and you can already request an application to vote by mail if you have not already applied.