Crystal Chism is the newly elected city council member for the Place 6 seat, winning 62.86% of the vote in the May 1, 2021 election.
Councilmember Chism has served on commissions and projects before running for office. She served as Vice Chair for the DeSoto Domestic Violence Advisory Commission as well as a commissioner for the Citizens Police Advisory Committee. Councilmember Chism is also an advocate for DeSoto ISD and has served on several community engagement initiatives such as City of DeSoto and DeSoto ISD NeighborhoodYou as Co-Team Lead for Cockrell Hill Elementary, Female Leadership Symposium, and the Hall of Honors selection committee.
Councilmember Chism is a combat veteran with over 10 years of military experience. She received her BBA in Management from the University of Texas in Arlington. She is a member of the South Dallas Professional and Business Women’s Club and DeSoto Rotary Club.
Councilmember Chism is married to Quentin Chism. When she is not serving the great citizens of DeSoto, she is spending time with family, volunteering and advocating for voting rights, domestic violence and criminal justice reform.