Defeated District 13 Dallas City Council Candidate Leland Burk Says He Lost to Captain America

In an interview with the Dallas Voice, Leland Burk doesn’t blame his loss in the District 13 Dallas City Council race on anti-gay voters like fellow candidate Richard Sheridan. He says those who didn’t support him because he’s gay were in the “vast minority.”

Instead he says he faced an “uphill battle” in taking on Jennifer Staubach Gates and the influence of her famous father:

“I think at the end of the day, I was running against Captain America, Roger Staubach, and there was absolutely no margin for error.”

Fact-check: The actual Captain America appeared to be primarily working on Scott Griggs’ District 1 campaign.

Newsletter

Get a weekly recap in your inbox every Sunday of our best stories from the week plus a primer for the days ahead.

Find It

Search our directories for...

Dining

Dining

Bars

Bars

Events

Events

Attractions

Attractions

View All

View All

Comments