Meet Our Next Dallas County Commissioner!
On Nov. 6, we will be electing our new Dallas County Commissioner for Place 2 that serves Coppell. You will vote on one of these three candidates.
Democrat - Wini Cannon
Republican - J. J. Koch
Libertarian - Alberto Perez
Please join our forum and get informed! Meet the candidates. Ask questions. Learn their positions on issues that affect all of us, such as property taxes and county rule-making authority.
The Government Affairs Luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, in the second-floor conference room at Coppell Town Center (255 E. Parkway Blvd.).
Government Affairs Luncheons are free but an RSVP is necessary. Please contact the Chamber at 972-393-2829 for more information.
Koch has been an active member of the Dallas County community for more than 15 years. Koch is an attorney with William Woodall, P.C., and is an expert in the field of legal technology, here in Dallas. Koch came to Dallas in 2002 after graduating from Duke University to attend the SMU Dedman School of Law where he met his wife, and mother of their children, Amanda.
Koch clerked for the law firm retained by the Dallas Police Association during law school, which he found his passion for protecting law enforcement. He served as a prosecutor for Dallas County before entering into private practice.
Cannon's experiences as an attorney coupled with her involvement in civic and community efforts uniquely qualifies her to serve as Commissioner for Dallas County, District 2.
Cannon earned a B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) in Government and Politics and an M.A. (Master of Arts) in International Relations from the University of Maryland. Her law degrees, J.D. (Juris Doctor) and LL.M. (Master of Laws) were obtained from Antioch School of Law and Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, respectively. She is admitted to the State Bars of Texas, Maryland, and West Virginia as well as various federal courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
Cannon is an active member of the Dallas Bar Association serving as 2018 Vice-Chair for Legal Lines, 2017 Board of Director for JL Turner Legal Association, 2017 Judicial Chair for JL Turner, Social Action and Public Policy Representative for the southern region of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Social Action Co-Chair for the Kappa Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Co-Organizer of Military and Veteran's Ministry at the Potter's House Church of Dallas, member NAACP, member Texas Asian Democrat's Club, member Metrocrest Democratic Club, Board Member of the Board of Adjustments (City of Dallas), and Soprano on the Bishop's Choir (Potter's House Church of Dallas).
Cannon serves as an arbitrator for Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and as a Special Commissioner presiding over condemnation and eminent domain proceedings for Dallas County and the City of Dallas. She is a former Associate Municipal Judge and a City official serving on the Board of Adjustments. She also taught undergraduate and graduate courses in business law, risk management, employment law, andethics. More recently Cannon taught Texas and American government courses at a local community college.
Alberto Perez is a first-generation American, born and raised in Brownsville, Texas, on the southern border with Mexico. In his formative years, Perez learned the value of hard work from his parents and grandparents on both sides of the border.
Perez holds a Bachelor's of Business degree in Marketing from The University of Texas at Brownsville, where he was elected President of the Student Government Association. As president, he attended international and cultural events where he discussed matters of international relations with leaders from both sides of the border, promoted programs that benefited students at the university, and forged alliances with other universities to work for the development of resources for those that were in need. Perez also obtained a Master's of Business degree in Management from American Intercontinental University.
Perez and his family have lived in the Dallas area for over 15 years. For thirteen of those years, Perez has been a teacher and has taught in several school districts, chief amongst them, Dallas and Garland ISDs. In his time as a professional educator, Perez has also coached high school and club soccer, and he continues to give back to his community as a current US Soccer Federation referee in his 19th year.
Perez recognizes that Dallas is one of the major economic, political, and financial hubs in the US, and he hopes to use his formal education, his experience as a professional educator, and his bilingual and cultural skills to work for a stronger Dallas County.