A top official in Mayor Mike Rawlings' office has resigned so that he can run for a seat on the Dallas City Council. The mayor's office sent out a release announcing that his chief of staff, Adam McGough, had stepped down to "pursue other opportunities."
"Adam has been a great chief of staff for me, and he has been the driving force behind the GrowSouth initiatives," said Rawlings in a statement. GrowSouth is an economic development plan for Southern Dallas launched by Rawlings in 2012.
For almost 10 years, McGough served as a community prosecutor in East Dallas, the chief of community prosecution and community courts, and as chief of staff for the mayor.
"Adam has helped me complete many of our important initiatives in the mayor's office," Rawlings added. "His love for Dallas is equaled only by his knowledge of the city and his ability to marshal city resources to get things accomplished."
McGough, 37, has already announced his plans to run for the city council seat in District 10, vacated by Jerry Allen. His only opponent so far is Paul Reyes, a former staff attorney for former State Sen. John Carona.
The mayor said he would be announcing replacements and new arrivals in the mayor's office shortly.