Why do you believe you are the best candidate for the position? What separates you from your opponent?
I have over eight years of experience in city government and a proven track record of listening to the residents. As a councilman and mayor, I have worked hard to encourage citizen involvement in committees, through workshops and in our comprehensive planning process. Since becoming mayor I have implemented the town’s Facebook page, Blackboard Connect callout and e-mail alerts and I have also had the town’s website updated and improved. We have a citizen feedback forum and e-mail where people can contact me or any council person and ask direct questions or express concerns. This has allowed me to communicate directly with citizens and customers of the water system, answering questions and concerns that streamline city government.
This town belongs to the residents, not someone with a personal agenda. I have extensive management experience in owning my own company for 17 years and now for a privately owned company in Fort Worth where I work with accounting, auditing and policy implementation and adaption every day. I constantly review processes and adjust policies with an eye on the future so not to limit the possibilities of tomorrow.
I embrace new opportunities where others only see problems and I find ways to get the information needed for important decisions while others wait for it to be given to them. As mayor I have proven that I can work with other cities in East Parker County to see regional issues and face those challenges early on so that we are not put in a defensive position with limited choices.