As an Arlington native, Arlington High School and UTA graduate, and founding member of MPAC Arlington, I have a vested interest in making Arlington a better place to live, work and play!
This year MPAC Arlington celebrates 10 years as a nonpartisan PAC of Arlington women leaders working diligently to support projects that make Arlington better.
There are four propositions on the Nov. 4 ballot that are important to Arlington residents no matter what their political party choice.
These propositions are the four bond propositions that will improve Arlington streets, parks, fire facilities and libraries. They were developed by a group of Arlington residents and then went through rigorous review.
The financial policies of the city will ensure they are spent timely and without impact to our property tax rate.
Please join me in making a great choice for Arlington and vote yes to all four propositions for the city of Arlington.
— Judy Northup, Arlington
Check the facts, vote
As a mother of two students in the Birdville school district, I am voting yes for our bond.
I want the kids in our district to be as safe as possible, and I want them to have the technology and facilities they need to succeed in this competitive world.
Birdville has continuously won the highest award available from the Texas comptroller for its financial transparency and is über-conservative financially.
Check out the facts at www.backbirdville.com and join me in improving our future.
— Heather Sloane Tolbert, North Richland Hills
The right person
We urge you to vote for Libby Willis. She is the right person to lead our state Senate District 10.
Our state is falling behind on critical water and transportation infrastructure that we must have to maintain our quality of life in North Texas. Without them, our vibrant businesses will grind to a halt.
Libby supports the bipartisan water and transportation initiatives that are overwhelmingly backed by Senate Democrats and Republicans, as well as the vast majority of voters right here in Tarrant County.
Her opponent has chosen her rigid and wrong-headed ideology over common sense and bipartisan solutions for water and transportation needs for our future.
We trust Libby Willis to do the right thing. We know she will be a great senator for our district.
— Gretchen Denny and George Bristol, Fort Worth
Time for a change
On Oct. 14, the League of Women Voters hosted a forum to meet the candidates for Congressional District 12.
Congresswoman Granger was gracious as always. However, Mark Greene brought several issues to light and offered positive advice on the economy, healthcare and energy.
Mark Greene’s opening remarks included the fact that in 18 years in Congress, Granger has not authored one piece of significant legislation, voted along party lines 96 percent of the time, and voted to shut down the U.S. government, resulting in total gridlock.
After this Congress’ miserable performance, why would we send incumbents back to repeat? Mark Greene would be a healthy change, a political reformer and an effective congressman for District 12 .
— Gary W. Howard, Aledo