To the Editor,
Election Day is Saturday May 11. After many weeks of walking, talking and campaigning I want to share a few thoughts with you.
Thank you for the opportunity to get to know you and for your support of my candidacy for Midlothian City Council. My family and I are grateful. For those of you I haven’t met yet, I want to make clear what I have learned, and who I am as a candidate.
After eight weeks of campaigning and touching more than 1,000 citizens personally, I can say conservatively that 85 percent of our citizens are not happy with city leadership for various reasons, much of which can be tied to those serving not listening to our citizens.
• I am a conservative Republican who does not believe in government interference.
• I am a firm believer in the Constitution of the United States and the Ten Commandments.
•I train U.S. military chaplains and financial advisors around the country. I am a Christian author.
•My latest book is endorsed by the likes of Pastor Jack Graham of Prestonwood Baptist Church, Tom Ziglar, President and CEO, and Dr. Ted Baehr, Chairman, Christian Film and Television Commission.
The elephant in the room in this local election that city hall is not discussing is the pending tax increase that will come out after the election. The reason is very simple: with no business growth and 4,000 more new homes coming, we cannot keep up with the infrastructure needs of the city without putting the tax burden on our existing homeowners.
Whoever you, the citizens elect, must have the courage to stand firm to change the direction of the city or we will be a bedroom community squeezed out by Mansfield and Waxahachie from a business standpoint, with the tax base burden sitting squarely on our citizens’ shoulders.
This is not an election about where we go to church, how long we have lived in Midlothian, how long we have known someone, or being afraid to offend a friend or customer in the community. This is a critical election to decide the financial future and make-up of this city. In the opinion of more than 1,000 citizens, we are going in the wrong direction.
If you agree with the 85 percent I have talked with, please vote for me for Midlothian City Council, Place 3 on May 11 at the Midlothian Conference Center between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. to manage the correct course of our city government, and ensure a brighter future for Midlothian.
Midlothian City Council