Elva Curl is a fourth-generation native Texan, government professional and longtime Dallas resident. Elva is passionate about local government, and she is ready to serve District 12. Elva believes we need a council member who will listen to district residents, get along with others, and work collaboratively to find solutions and get things done.
Elva is a graduate of Nimitz High School in Irving and was the first person in her family to attend college. Elva worked full time to put herself through Texas A&M University, earning a degree in Political Science in 2003. Elva went on to get a Masters of Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Elva has a strong background in public service and helping constituents. She worked full time in the Dallas office of U.S. Senator John Cornyn during the 108th and 109th congressional sessions as his deputy Regional Director. Elva was responsible for assisting Texans and conducted community outreach to 33 local counties. Through this work, Elva determined she had a love of public service, and she came to know Dallas and North Texas in detail.
Elva’s true passion is to serve at the local government level, because that is where leaders are closest to people and most able to impact their daily lives. Elva worked for the City of Dallas in Public Works, the City Manager’s Office, and the Department of Aviation, gaining valuable knowledge of how the city operates. She has strong insight into how every department can better serve Dallas residents.
Elva is bilingual in English and Spanish. She is an avid reader and Little Free Library caretaker. She and her husband have two school-aged children, a cat, and a poodle.
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