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May 6, 2013

Town Of Annetta candidate Q & A


Why do you believe you are the best candidate for the position? What separates you from your opponent?

I believe my 20 years in business and sales as well as the fact that I am a CPA qualifies me for this position. I am independent and am not running in any group; therefore, you can be assured that I will not align myself with any one councilman or mayor on an issue based on who I ran the race with. I will look at all the issues independently, collect the facts, report the truth, and vote based on what is best for the people of Annetta and not my own personal gain. I have a strong voice and am not afraid to state my opinion. I will admit when I am wrong. I have a strong track record of negotiations and conflict management. I promise to work professionally with other members of the council and not hold disagreements personally.

Position: Annetta Town Council, Place 5

Name: Mike Brasovan

Age: 43

Occupation: energy/utility consultant

Family: wife Karen, 19 years; two kids, ages 16 and 17.

How long resided in city: 1.5 years in Annetta, 8 years in Annetta North

Community involvement:

Chairman Elect for the Parker County Center of Hope Board of Directors

Member of the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce (EPCC)

EPCC Business Development Committee member (which interacts with local governments in Aledo, Willow Park and Hudson Oaks)

EPCC Legislative Affairs Committee member

Men’s Bible study leader at Trinity Bible Church

Former Sunday school teacher at Christ Chapel Bible Church

Delegate to the Texas Republican Convention – 2008, ‘10, ‘12

Delegate to the Republican National Convention - 2008

What are the three most important issues the city is facing? How do you plan to address those?

Annexation Request: Bringing ~590 houses into the city would roughly double Annetta’s population. I was one of the few citizens that spoke during the December meeting about this, and was generally supportive of the request. However, I also encouraged the council to take its time to make sure it was done right and would be a good thing for the city. The city, as of late March, still didn’t have the data necessary to determine if the annexation would be good or bad financially for Annetta. We need that information before a decision can be made.

Water System Improvements:  Upgrades need to be made to the system and the city has borrowed the money to accomplish this, but well sites haven’t been identified for both ends of the system and tank locations are needed on the north end. I recently located an old contract between the water system and Split Rail developers that should have put the north side improvements in place at no cost to the water system. This same agreement gives free water to the golf course. It is my hope that an amicable solution can be put in place between the contract’s parties, saving the water system at least some of the $200,000 to $300,000 needed for north side improvements and hopefully move the projects forward quickly.

Unifying Annetta: We need someone able to work with the council, even members they disagree with, to make sensible, timely decisions. I have a demonstrated track record of doing that and doing it well. I am not aligned with any candidate or council member, and am not beholden to any group with an agenda. I am independent, able to listen to both sides, and will vote based on what’s best for the city as a whole.

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