Dorothy Burton is a native Texan and a former four-term City Council member for the City of Duncanville, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. The first African-American elected to the Council, she served as the city's first At-Large representative and was twice elected Mayor Pro Tem. She is a former member and former Chairman of the Dallas Central Appraisal District Board of Directors having been unanimously appointed to the board by the Dallas County Commissioners Court to represent Dallas County. Dorothy was twice elected Board Chair by board peers and was the first African-American to serve as Chairman of the Board. Dorothy is the author of the book, "Why We Fall: How Not to Sabotage Your Career, Your Relationships - Your Life!" and is a conference speaker and workshop leader for various public sector and faith-based organizations across the country. In 2013 she founded Christians in Public Service, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation whose mission is to encourage and better equip Christian public servants to serve and lead from a biblical worldview. Dorothy is a former member of the National League of Cities Women in Municipal Government Board of Directors and is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a Master of Arts in Urban Affairs. Dorothy earned a Master of Arts in Christian Leadership from Dallas Theological Seminary, a Graduate Teacher Diploma from the Evangelical Training Association; and, is a charter graduate of Dallas Blueprint for Leadership, a graduate of Leadership Southwest and the prestigious Leadership Texas. Dorothy is married to Dr. Michael Burton and they are the parents of one beautiful daughter, Jessica.