Bedford needs Griffin
Bedford residents have a clear contrast in mayoral candidates in the May 9 election.
Mayor Jim Griffin, since his election three years ago, has put our city on a steady, positive course, despite claims by his opponent.
Sales tax revenue is at a record high and more businesses are calling Bedford home. Property values are up, yet residential tax rates are lower.
In addition, during Griffin’s tenure, more neighborhoods and city parks are being revitalized, code compliance is making a difference and more residents are getting involved in the process.
Thanks to Mayor Griffin’s leadership, Bedford is on an encouraging economic growth track
— Tom Bresnahan, Bedford
Bedford is moving forward in a positive way.
Did Jim Griffin do this by himself? Of course not. He has reached out for guidance, support and advice.
These are the marks of a true leader, of one who doesn’t believe he has all the answers.
Jim Griffin is the right person to continue to lead Bedford forward.
Please join me in re-electing Jim Griffin mayor of Bedford.
— Deborah Chaney, Bedford
Keep Wilson in Hurst
My wife and I have lived in Hurst for 43 years and have watched the city grow while remaining financially strong.
Although it provides many services for its residents, Hurst’s debt is much lower than most cities that only dream about having our financial strength.
We owe to our entire City Council — the best in Texas in 2013 — a debt of gratitude for making Hurst the great city it is today.
The wisdom of Henry Wilson and his fellow council members has provided us with safety, security and a great place to live.
It reveals why other cities view Hurst as a model to follow.
Those who understand the U.S. and world economic situation know we need educated, experienced officials like Henry Wilson who are best prepared to guide us through rough times.
Please vote, because small turnouts at the voting booths can change what you love about our city.
— Gerald Grieser, Hurst
I have had the distinct honor to work closely with Hurst City Council member Henry Wilson.
I have found him to be an exemplary public servant, team player and a strong advocate for the residents of Hurst.
Henry has always impressed me with his skills as a problem solver and as someone you could always depend on to see a project through to completion.
In every leadership role, including past president of Texas Municipal League, Henry has served with great distinction with a strong desire to make a positive difference.
He is a tireless worker and always the first to welcome and mentor a new board member. Henry Wilson loves serving his fellow citizens and does it well.
It is my honor and privilege to recommend Henry Wilson for re-election to the Hurst City Council.
— Nelda Martinez, president of the Texas
Municipal League and Corpus Christi mayor
Hill best for Southlake
We are facing an important decision in electing a mayor for Southlake. A mayor’s job is to protect the residents, maintain our quality of life and attract quality businesses to ease the tax burden.
Laura Hill is the only businesswoman in the race.
Laura has given time to our city, runs her own successful business, shows respect to business leaders in our community and balances that with prioritizing residents’ interests first.
She is the only candidate for mayor in this election who is qualified to meet with a Fortune 500 company.
As much as I respect the other candidate’s service to our community, she is not the person we want making a presentation to a big company looking to relocate to Southlake.
I ask all business-minded people to think about what a mayor is responsible for in Southlake.
Laura Hill is the right choice for mayor.
— Bobby Rawls, Southlake