Election Letters: Richland Hills, Arlington ISD, Bedford

05/06/2014 6:11 PM

05/06/2014 6:13 PM

Richland Hills council

Lisa Skier is without a doubt the best candidate in Richland Hills Place 2.

She is a retired U.S. Air Force captain, veteran of Desert Storm, recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal and program coordinator for Grace After Fire (a nonprofit organization helping women transition from military to civilian life).

Lisa holds a bachelor’s degree from UT Austin and is a distinguished graduate of the Air Force ROTC. She has certificates in project management and nonprofit management with an emphasis on veterans.

In the community, she worked on keeping our transportation, keeping the elementary school and keeping Richland Hills a separate city.

She is vice chair of planning and zoning and a member of the comprehensive steering committee.

Lisa is an independent thinker and is no one’s “yes” person.

— Larue Wall, Richland Hills

Bedford city council

Steve Farco, running in Place 4, knows how to motivate, not intimidate, and that type of energy will encourage all of us to try and do better for Bedford.

Steve is a problem-solver, not a problem-creator; a listener, not an autocrat. He will work for us, with us and not against us for the best interest of all the citizens, not just special-interest groups.

Steve comes to us with a treasure chest of working skills and standing relationships within Bedford and surrounding cities.

Most important, he loves his family and his second family — the city of Bedford, you and me.

— Karen Killian, Bedford

Arlington school bond

I must speak up for the school leaders who are working on rebuilding the district and paving the way for AISD to become a premier school district.

Thank you, Superintendent Marcelo Cavazos and school board members, for providing a chance for our district to improve student opportunity, safety, well-being, and for helping prepare our students to compete worldwide.

I am all for fiscal responsibility, but this is an urgently needed investment to meet the needs of our students.

I will be voting yes.

— Teresa Hancock, Grand Prairie

Grapevine city council

Duff O’Dell is a doer.

She is knowledgeable, experienced and volunteers throughout our community. The spirit of volunteerism makes Grapevine such an outstanding community and Duff embodies this spirit perfectly.

I worked with Duff on the Relay for Life planning committee and even while facing an urgent family health matter, Duff continued to help plan Relay for Life, raise funds and get the community involved.

Duff always makes time in her busy schedule to help her community become a better place. This is why I support her 100 percent for City Council.

— Sarah Fullhart, Grapevine

Deverick Jordan dedicates his heart and exemplifies his conservative principles as a husband, father, son, community activist, business owner and patriot.

Relying on his faith, character, fiscal responsibility, dedication and creativity, Deverick seeks to lead the Grapevine community as a new member of city council.

He is a trusted, active member of the Grapevine community who values the city and all that it has to offer its citizens and guests.

— Trayce Bradford, Grapevine

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