Dwaine Caraway

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Dwaine Caraway
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60th Mayor of Dallas
In office
February 26, 2011 – June 26, 2011
Preceded by Tom Leppert[1]
Succeeded by Mike Rawlings
Personal details
Born (1952-04-30) April 30, 1952 (age 65)
Dallas, Texas, U.S.[2]
Political party Democratic[3]
Spouse(s) Barbara Mallory[4][5]
Residence Dallas, Texas
Website Official Campaign Website

Dwaine Caraway is an American politician who served as the 60th mayor of Dallas. He currently serves as a Dallas City Council member. In 2011, he became acting mayor after previous mayor Tom Leppert resigned to campaign for the U.S. Senate.[6][7][8][9][10][11] Caraway's first meeting with the Dallas city council was on March 2, 2011. He served as interim mayor until June 26, 2011,[12] when he was succeeded by Mike Rawlings.[13][14]

Caraway is a graduate of Roosevelt High School and immediately attended Texas Southern University before dropping out.[15] Caraway served as a Dallas City Council Member representing District 4.

Caraway is a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.

His wife, Barbara, is a former member of the Texas House of Representatives.


On February 22, 2016, Dwaine Caraway was involved in a melee with Dallas County commissioner John Wiley Price at the gospel radio station KHVN Heaven 97.[16] A volunteer for Dwaine Caraway's campaign was allegedly assaulted by John Wiley Price. The alleged assault resulted in the filing of a civil suit in Dallas County against Mr. Price by Dallas attorney Kristin Regel, which is pending.

On February 23, 2016, he apologized on K104 Hip Hop & R&B for his behavior.[17]


  1. ^ "Dallas' new era of opportunity". Dallas Business Journal. American City Business Journals. June 24, 2007. Retrieved February 28, 2011. 
  2. ^ "About Dwaine". Retrieved 28 February 2011. 
  3. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20170301004115/http://www.dwainecarawayfordallascounty.com/
  4. ^ Beck, Lita; Frank Heinz (23 March 2011). "Caraway Tape Released". KXAS. Retrieved 24 March 2011. 
  5. ^ "Police: Caraway incident may have started over apron". WFAA. 23 March 2011. Retrieved 24 March 2011. 
  6. ^ Civale, Craig (February 23, 2011). "Caraway takes over as interim Dallas mayor on Friday". WFAA. Retrieved 28 February 2011. 
  7. ^ Thompson, Steve (February 25, 2011). "In Dallas mayor’s shoes now, Caraway says he won’t go out on a limb". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved February 27, 2011. 
  8. ^ Wilonsky, Robert (26 February 2011). "City Hall Hours Before He Becomes Mayor, Caraway Has Message for "Believers, Doubters and Critics"". Dallas Observer. Retrieved 28 February 2011. 
  9. ^ Austin, BJ (28 February 2011). "New Interim Dallas Mayor Takes Over". KERA. Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  10. ^ Thompson, Steven (28 February 2011). "Dwaine Caraway spends his first day on the job as Dallas mayor". Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  11. ^ Cutler, Mellisa (28 February 2011). "Dwaine Caraway Takes Over as Dallas Mayor". KDFW. Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  12. ^ "First city council meeting for Dallas' interim mayor". WFAA. 2 March 2011. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  13. ^ Novak, Daniel (18 June 2011). "Mike Rawlings Wins Dallas Mayoral Election". KDAF. Retrieved 20 June 2011. [permanent dead link]
  14. ^ "ELECTIONS: Rawlings, Price cruise to victory; Hightower narrowly defeated in Arlington 29 7share0share0share37". Dallas Voice. 18 June 2011. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  15. ^ Schutze, Jim (27 March 2008). "THE DWAINE CARAWAY SHOW". Dallas Observer. Retrieved 15 June 2015. 
  16. ^ "FOOLYWANG MATERIAL: Texas Politicians FIGHT Inside A GOSPEL Radio Station, "You F*CKED My Wife!" | The Young, Black, and Fabulous®". m.theybf.com. Retrieved 2016-02-24. 
  17. ^ "John Wiley Price Apologizes". SoundCloud. Retrieved 2016-02-24. 

Political offices
Preceded by
Tom Leppert
Mayor of Dallas
Succeeded by
Mike Rawlings