Candidate Mayor of Richardson, TX
Councilman Amir Omar was a candidate for te Mayor of Richardson Texas. The election was held on May 11, 2013. Omar lost his bid for mayor to fellow council member Laura Maczka. Maczka received 71% of the vote to Omar's 29%.
A first-generation American of Iranian and Palestinian descent, Omar describes himself as the "living proof that the American dream is alive and well." He grew up in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas and attended Texas A&M University, where he majored in industrial distribution.
In 2010, as council liaison to the Richardson Environmental Advisory Commission, Omar championed the "Tree the Town" initiative. With widespread support from corporate and non-profit sponsors, Amir's initiative has turned into the largest tree planting initiative Northern Texas has ever seen.
In May 2012, the One Man Dallas project named Omar as the winner of the 2012 One Man Dallas Award. Out of 21 nominees, Omar was selected as the one man who best represented the Dallas-Fort Worth area from the perspective of community involvement, personality, intelligence, and fitness.
In the race for mayor of Richardson, Omar's campaign was endorsed by the Metro-Tex Association of Realtors, the Richardson Police Association, and the Richardson Firefighters Association.
Prev. Public Service: City Council Member, City of Richardson
Residence: Richardson, TX
Education: Texas A&M, Industrial Distribution