Promises Made, Promises Kept!
Term Limits + Tax Cuts + Transparency
Just as I've done with growing my business and during my first term, I will continue to bring the same energy and experience to proactively serve you and prudently oversee our tax dollars. And just as I treat each of my employees as family, I continue to commit to respect each Colleyville citizen as family with a kind attitude.
Colleyville is an incredible and vibrant city with further potential for growth and development in the future!
Let's continue working together to preserve our unique Colleyville culture, to advance fiscal responsibility, to defend low taxes, and to continue to set a new precedent for transparency and for government accountability!
I've prioritized the implementation of an aggressive street repair plan; before being elected to office, a third of Colleyville's streets were deemed "substandard."
We will continue this to focus projects to solve for traffic flow and safety. We will continue to use the existing right-of-way on projects to not abuse eminent domain and to respect the property rights of Colleyville citizens.
During my first term, we successfully reworked the comprehensive plan to keep Colleyville with low 1.8 density and we implemented the Master Parks Plan and the Master Drainage Plan — replacing neglected water infrastructure and sewage lines.
Our council members must always place Colleyville citizens as their top priority.
I'm committed to continue to listen to our citizens and advocate strongly for their interests and never sell out to regional interests and government bureaucrats.
I listened to Colleyville citizens and championed the City Charter propositions (passed strongly with 87% of the vote) that implemented council term limits and strengthened our ethics policy.
Moreover, during my first term, we cut tax rates for every Colleyville resident each year and successfully achieved the effective tax rate for 2019.
I also support Governor Abbott's property tax reform and will continue to be a voice for Colleyville citizens and for taxpayer protection with lower rollback rates.
In 2018, Colleyville became recognized as the safest city in Texas by the National Council for Home Safety and Security.
I will always prioritize first responders in the city budget and be a community ally to our first responders. My father-in-law was a firefighter for 33 years; I have the utmost respect for our first responders.
We must equip our police officers and firefighters well and compensate them well to continue to retain and attract the best public servants in these positions.
I pledged to ensure that our first responders have the resources and support they need. During my first term, I'm proud the council fixed and funded the budget shortfall of $660k left by the previous leadership.
For over a decade, I've ran a successful, local business.
I sympathize with fellow business owners, who positively contribute to the local quality of life, while keeping their books balanced, and growing their revenue — too often while dealing with government overreach.
I will continue to fight to ensure our taxpayer dollars designated for economic development go to productive development projects and are handled in a responsible manner.
While we should proactively attract larger brands and companies to our city, we should not leave our local businesses behind while our government picks winners and losers through corporate welfare.
Transparency is a buzz word often thrown around by politicians. Instead of just lip service, the council and I took action and brought transparency in Colleyville into the 21st century.
We created an "Open Gov" portal on the city website allowing citizens to see where single dollar is spent.
We empowered Colleyville residents to make their voice heard by city leaders and to work with the city directly by forming and supporting more citizen committees than were ever before.
We successfully supported action by the council and and a City Charter proposition (overwhelmingly passed) that strengthened our ethics and conflict of interest policies.
The days of career politicians wheeling and dealing in Colleyville are over.
As a conservative, I will continue to champion low taxes and lean, effective government. As your councilman, I have fought against debt financing and foolish, runaway spending projects.
We've successfully managed our city's $50M budget while cutting taxes each year and maintaining our AAA rating.
We eliminated the tiered water rates and continue to advocate for Colleyville citizens to the Tarrant Regional Water District.
In Colleyville, our property tax rates are the some of the highest in the Metroplex. That's why I support Governor Abbott's property tax reform and empowering Colleyville citizens to vote on any increase in appraisal values over 2.5% per year.
That is taxpayer protection.
That is true local control.