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  Kingston, Philip T.
NamePhilip T. Kingston
Dallas, Texas , United States
Born Unknown
ContributorTX DEM
Last ModifedRBH
Feb 18, 2017 04:29pm
InfoBeing actively involved in District 14 neighborhood leadership roles since 2000. Philip Kingston was elected to the Dallas City Council on June 24, 2013 representing Council District 14, which includes Downtown Dallas, Uptown, historic East Dallas, Turtle Creek, and Oak Lawn.

Mayor Mike Rawlings appointed Philip as Chair of the Arts, Culture & Libraries Committee, Vice Chair of the Ad Hoc Judicial Nominations Committee and as a member to the Police & Fire Pension Board, Budget, Finance & Audit Committee, Housing Committee, and Ad Hoc Legislative Committee.

Philip has taken on some of the city's toughest challenges. As the only freshman committee chair, he led a pioneering study of comprehensive Arts funding in Dallas. He serves on the Police and Fire Pension's Museum Tower Committee seeking a negotiated solution to the glare problem at the Nasher Sculpture Center. He led the effort to ensure Dallas citizens' access to Uber and other innovative car hire services. He fought to protect Dallas park land from gas drilling and helped pass an urban drilling ordinance that is now a national model.

In his professional career as a lawyer, Philip has been recognized as a Rising Star by Texas Monthly Magazine in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2011. He is a founding member of the Dallas Bar Association's Public Forum Committee and was chair in 2010. In that role, he has brought some of the most important civic leaders in Dallas to the Bar for speaking events and debates. Philip has a long-standing commitment to legal services to the poor having received the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program's Outstanding Clinic Attorney of the Year Award three times for his work at the West Dallas Clinic. He travels to West Dallas to volunteer because that's where the clients need legal advice in Spanish. He is also an alumnus of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers' 2004 Leadership Class and Leadership DISD.


Baylor Law School, JD General Civil Litigation, 1999

Trinity University, BA Economics, 1994ā€‹



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