Keller school board
Our family is supporting Shane Hardin for Keller school board Place 5 to strengthen our children’s education.
He serves as a Community Ambassador and also on the Citizen’s Bond Advisory Committee.
He has volunteered countless hours with Dads on Guard at his daughters’ schools. We have worked together on various community projects in Tarrant County.
Shane is poised to best represent and fight for Keller ISD, and will be a tenacious advocate for public education at the local level.
He is a product of public schools, his two daughters attend KISD and he has a vested interest in ensuring the success of all children.
He is an advocate for public schools and wants more equity in state funding.
— Celina Vásquez, Fort Worth
Bedford City Council
Voter apathy in Bedford is well-known.
After talking with council members, some city employees and regular citizens, I’ve concluded that residents are apathetic because they don’t identify with any specific council member.
This promotes the attitude that we have no say, so why vote?
Single-member council districts would stimulate interest in city government.
If we look at other cities that have switched to single-member districts, we see that voter turnout has increased as well as interest in the city government.
This will make for a better community.
The citizens of Bedford should demand from the next council (no matter who wins) that the city charter be amended to develop single-member council districts.
— Ed M. Henderson, Bedford
Bedford needs leadership to attract and develop commercial businesses.
One of the best sources is someone with a successful business. Steve Farco is the president and owner of a local business in operation for more than 30 years.
I have known Steve for 12-plus years and he has always been involved in the development of our community. He takes an active interest in our schools and serves as a board member of the Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD Education Foundation.
Steve on the chamber of commerce board and executive committee.
One of Steve’s basic character traits is his ability to work well with people and move forward in a positive manner to initiate new ideas and solve problems.
Steve Farco is the person we need.
— Elo Nohavitza, Bedford
Tim St. Clair is the most logical choice for mayor. He will put the interest of the citizens first.
Linda Martin has been part of the council that has spent too much public funds on wasteful spending and therefore does not understand the concept of financial restraint.
— Lorren Britton, Euless
Big signs and in-your-face mailings do not make a good mayor.
We support Linda Martin for Euless mayor for having the foresight to encourage companies to relocate to Euless to provide a solid tax base for years to come. During her tenure on city council good things have happened in Euless, and will continue to happen, thanks to her forward-thinking leadership. Her council experience will serve the citizens of Euless well.
We chose to live in Euless because it is one of the best-run cities in the Metroplex. Under Linda Martin as mayor, it will only get better. Solid leadership, the proven ability to work with council and staff, and — oh — she actually lives in Euless.
— Al Aston, Euless
Keller city council
Mark Mathews, for Mayor, has a history of achieving project goals through successful collaborations with local municipalities and economic development leaders. Keller has no Economic Development Plan.
Rick Barnes, for Place 6, is an established speaker, author, business coach and leadership trainer. “We need to be careful with high-density over-development and bring quality commercial development.” Candidate forums exposed a gap in communication between the present Council and citizens.
Bill Hodnett, for Place 5, retired from Brinks Armored, a former Senior Corporate VP for the Eastern region of the U.S. is “not opposed to medium-to high-density residential developments as long as it does not require rezoning to accomplish that development.” Commercial developments are the way to go. He believes in rules and plans in order to know if beneficial progress is being made. His management skills would be a welcome addition to the council.
— Marie Howard,
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