Weatherford Democrat

April 14, 2013

Letter to the Editor - April 14, 2013


Weatherford Democrat

Writer seeks support for WISD board incumbent Conlon



Dear Editor,

Running this spring for school board is Ashley Duncan Conlon, who is a product of Weatherford schools. Ashley grew up in Weatherford and graduated from WHS in 1991. After high school graduation, she attended Southwestern University in Georgetown and then transferred to Southern Methodist University in Dallas to complete her college career where she earned a degree as a Bachelor of Business Administration from SMU’s Cox School of Business in 1995.

After graduation, Ashley worked for Northern Trust, first in Chicago and later in Dallas. Being a hometown girl at heart, Ashley came back to her roots to support the town that had supported her while she was growing up.

Ashley and husband, Bryan Conlon (WHS Class of 1991 and Texas A&M Class of 1996), have two daughters attending Weatherford schools. Ashley has a passion for our community: for the direction and means in which Weatherford grows, for the schools and the children who are being educated to be our future leaders, and for the fiscal use of taxpayer monies. With a background in business, Ashley brings knowledge as well as compassion to our growing town.

Ashley successfully manages the Parker County Regional office of CENTURY 21 Judge Fite Company which has offices in Weatherford, Springtown and Paradise. Under Ashley’s leadership, the regional office has become the No. 2 Century 21 office in the North Texas and Louisiana region. It has also become the No. 50 office in the United States. Ashley is a licensed Texas real estate instructor and a licensed broker who has donated both time and money to the Texas Real Estate Political Action Committee to help protect property rights.

She has served the Greater Metro West Association of REALTORS as a director and as an officer many times. Ashley has always had a desire to serve the community. While in college at SMU, she interned with former Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson gaining experience and knowledge on how to serve constituents. She has served on numerous church committees at both local and district levels all of her life.

After being appointed to the school board to fill an unexpired term, Ashley has served for two years. Ashley brings many positive attributes to the board such as: professionalism, strong analytical skills, a breadth of professional experience, well honed contractual thought processes, and deep roots in the community.

Early voting begins at the Parker County Annex on Santa Fe on April 29th with the election on May 11th. There will be voting at each school during the early voting period. I urge you to vote for Ashley Conlon for Place 3 of the school board. Thank you in advance for your help.

Sincerely,

Susan Duncan, Weatherford