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Phone: (214) ***-****  HQ Phone
Dallas Morning News
508 Young St.
Dallas, Texas 75202
United States

Company Description: Established in 1885, The Dallas Morning News (dallasnews.com) is Texas' leading newspaper and serves a readership of more than 1.5 million. The newspaper has...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Plan Commissioner
    Dallas Morning News
  • City Planning Commissioner
    city of Dallas
  • Community Prosecutor
    city of Dallas
  • Adjunct Faculty - Legal Aspects
    Parker College of Chiropractic
  • Attorney
    The Law Office of Robert B. Abtahi
  • Attorney and the Vice Chairman
    Dallas City Plan Commission
  • MLK Drum Major Award

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    Fair Park

Education

  • law degree
    SMU Dedman School of Law
  • bachelor's degree , Economics
    University of Texas at Austin
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Web References
"Proposed rezoning" signs all too often ...
www.dallasnews.com, 8 May 2014 [cached]
"Proposed rezoning" signs all too often result in shouting and standoffs rather than real conversation, writes Robert Abtahi.
By ROBERT ABTAHI
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Robert Abtahi is an attorney and the vice chairman of the Dallas City Plan Commission. He can be reached at Robert.Abtahi@gmail.com
BarkingDogs.org | Taking back our neighborhood!
www.barkingdogs.org, 27 Mar 2006 [cached]
Race for Angela Hunt's council seat heats up with entry of Plan Commissioner Bobby Abtahi
Bobby ...
www.bobbyfordallas.com [cached]
Bobby Abtahi
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Endorse Bobby Abtahi
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Former Dallas Plan Commissioner Bobby Abtahi Appoints Campaign Treasurer admin | November 26th, 2012
Abtahi begins campaign for Dallas City Council District 14 with key endorsements and experienced campaign team
Dallas (Nov. 27) - Former Dallas Plan Commissioner and Former City of Dallas Community Prosecutor Bobby Abtahi filed paperwork to appoint a campaign treasurer on Mon., Nov. 26.
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Abtahi begins his campaign for Dallas City Council District 14 with support from former elected officials and neighborhood leaders including Hon. Craig Holcomb (Turtle Creek), Hon. Craig McDaniel (Oaklawn), Hon. Ed Oakley (Lower Greenville), Rita Cox (Munger Place), Catherine Horsey (Green Meadows), Sharon and Wayne Smith (Bryan Place), Jack Bunning (Hollywood/Santa Monica), Benton Payne (Greenland Hills), Katy and Jay Pritchard (Greenland Hills), Jeff Strater (Bryan Place), Suzanne Farhoud (Downtown), John Bain (Lakewood Heights), Elizabeth Guel (Ridgewood Park), Mark Lea (Uptown) and Catherine and Joshua Shepherd (Wilshire Heights).
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Earlier in the year, Abtahi received a White House Award for Community Service for his work in recruiting the Texas National Guard to tear down drug houses in Dallas.
Abtahi is a Friends of Fair Park board member and an active member of the Bryan Place Neighborhood Association, Preservation Dallas and Dallas Historical Society.
News
www.iranianamericanpac.org, 26 June 2013 [cached]
June 26, 2013, Dallas, Texas - Bobby Abtahi, former Dallas Plan Commissioner and City of Dallas Community Prosecutor, fell short in his bid on June 15th to make history by becoming the first Iranian American elected to the city council of Dallas, Texas, losing to opponent Philip Kingston.
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With 100% of the precincts reporting, Abtahi trailed Kingston by 387 votes to become the next representative of District 14.
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The election was a runoff between the two men; Abtahi was originally one of seven candidates running to represent the district, which is being vacated by term-limited council member Angela Hunt.
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Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Abtahi earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Texas and his JD from SMU Dedman School of Law. After graduating from law school, he went to work for the city of Dallas as a community prosecutor. At City Hall, Abtahi worked to build coalitions and help restore deteriorating neighborhoods. He was behind a popular program that used the National Guard to tear down drug houses. The program was recognized by the White House in January 2012.
Abtahi's campaign was endorsed by former city council members as well as a number of community and business leaders throughout Dallas. On March 26, 2013, Abtahi won the backing of the city's Real Estate Council of Dallas. He also had the support of the the MetroTex Association of Realtors and the Stonewall Democrats.
In addressing his supports after the results became known, Abtahi stated: "We started this campaign at 1 percent.
News
www.iranianamericanpac.org, 14 May 2013 [cached]
Abtahi Qualifies for Dallas City Council Runoff
12/17/2013
May 14, 2013, Dallas, TX - Two highly successful and qualified Iranian American candidates were on the ballot on Election Day (May 11th) in Texas. Bobby Abtahi, seeking to become the first Iranian American to be elected to the city council of Dallas, received enough votes to qualify for a runoff for the position, while Amir Omar, a member of the city council (Place 7) of Richardson, Texas, fell short in his bid to become Richardson\\\'s mayor and the first Iranian American to become a directly elected mayor.
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Bobby Abtahi, Candidate for Dallas City Council - Election results gave Bobby Abtahi, former Dallas Plan Commissioner and former City of Dallas community prosecutor, 26% of the vote in District 14 (which includes parts of downtown and East Dallas as well as Oak Lawn), putting him in second place behind Phillip Kingston, who received 34%.
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A runoff between Abtahi and Kingston will take place on June 15th.
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Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Abtahi earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Texas and his JD from SMU Dedman School of Law. After graduating from law school, Abtahi went to work for the city of Dallas as a community prosecutor.
At City Hall, Abtahi worked to help rebuild deteriorating neighborhoods, and was behind a popular program that used the National Guard to tear down drug houses. The program, which is a money-saving initiative that the city continues to use, was recognized by the White House in January 2012 when it presented Abtahi with the MLK Drum Major Award for Community Service. After working for the city, Abtahi started his own private practice but continued to serve Dallas as a member of the city's plan commission.
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