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March 25, 2014

Aledo City Council candidates speak out

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“I am running for city council because I would like there to be competition for the council seats,” he said. “I also have a desire to serve the city.”

Place 4

Kimberly Hiebert, 48, manages real estate projects for global firm HDR Engineering, acquiring property for municipalities, water districts, oil and gas companies and others.

She was appointed to Place 4 and has been on the council almost a year, having first served as secretary on the city’s Parks and Recreation Board and as chair of the Zoning Board of Adjustments.

Hiebert has lived in Aledo for 13 years. She said it is important for her to serve the community where she lives.

“The only agenda I have is to keep the city on its current track to a bright future, as well as maintain the heritage and charm of our wonderful city of Aledo. I believe that I have much to offer as a councilwoman because of my background in project management, real estate, parks and recreation, event planning and raising three boys.”

Mark Siegmund, 50, rents and manages duplexes in Parker County. He has lived in Aledo for 14 years and has no previous experience serving on city boards.

Siegmund said ESD 1’s annexation of the Aledo Volunteer Fire Department’s Fire District — including the City of Aledo — triggered his entry into the race for Place 4.

“It’s a tax on top of the taxes we already pay,” he said. “I understand it for the Annettas; they don’t pay city taxes. But I already pay property taxes, and I should have police and fire protection.”

Siegmund said he believes Aledo residents are being taxed inequitably and not getting enough for their tax dollars.

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