Weatherford Democrat

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February 18, 2014

McCay and Riley face off for Parker County Judge

March 4 primary election

Name: Cary McKay

Age: 46

Occupation: Commercial/residential developer

Spouse/family: My wife is Joy and we will celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary this year. Our son is Jacob, 16.

Education: I am a graduate of Keller High School, 1986. 1986-87 baseball scholarship to the University Alabama-Tuscaloosa. Communications major. 1987-1990 Transferred to Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va.

Professional background: Recruited out of college by Chick-Fil-a Corporate Atlanta, Ga. Worked in different locations in the United States. My job was to fix franchises that were experiencing trouble, either through financial, marketing or poorly managed stores. I decided to start my own business after a few years with Chick-Fil-a and went into commercial/residential development and have done so ever since.

Community involvement: Coached Weatherford Optimist football for six years. Board member of Peaster baseball association. Board member of Peaster football assocication. Was head coach for Peaster’s first club junior high football team. Active member at New River Fellowship and serve in the Praise and Worship Ministry. Lifelong Republican and a member of the Tea Party.

What are your top three goals should you be elected to serve? Please be specific.

Goal 1: I will do everything in my power to lower taxes and I pledge not to raise the general fund tax rate. Lack of leadership and poor planning have led to bad results and unnecessary tax increases.

Goal 2: I will involve the commissioners in the budget process and bring true transparency to the taxpayers. Bringing a budget to the commissioners with only two weeks to adopt it and the tax rate is poor leadership. My plans are to literally work with elected officials and department heads in their offices. I want to understand why they do what they do in order to determine if there is anything I can do to help them. The employees will know when they present a budget to court that I have a very good understanding of their needs. I want the employees to understand that all their ideas and opinions are very important, and that we must come together to save taxpayer dollars. We have to change the dysfunction and the excuse that is too often used, “Because that’s how we’ve always done it.” I will promote unity and NO micro-managing.

Goal 3: I will engage the mayors and the cities in Parker County in the process of long-term transportation and water planning. To take 15 years for the Weatherford loop is way too long. It should not take that long to build a two-lane road around Weatherford, and we are less than 50 percent complete. The court has taken little, if any, action on completing the east side where it is sorely needed. We will do better.

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