Just like many of you who live in Galveston, l have a deep love and sense of responsibility for the Island. For the last 20 years, I have served on multiple City and Governmental Committees and Boards alongside great civic and community leaders. I’ve seen how this community rises to meet challenges both before and particularly after Hurricane Ike. A dedicated municipal government can accomplish incredible things with the right leadership and focus. Ultimately, I believe it requires a government that is transparent and engaged with the individuals it serves.
I currently have the honor of serving my sixth and final year as the City Council Representative for District 2. It is with the same deep commitment to our Island home that I am announcing my candidacy for the office of Mayor of Galveston. I hope you will offer your support, so I can continue to provide input and leadership on the critical issues that will define the future of our city.
Proper leadership can only be accomplished by respecting each other’s views, creating an atmosphere and culture that empowers the City to help rather than shutting down ideas or requests.
One of the things that I love about the Island is its diversity. It is not only apparent in our population, but also our outlook to future economic sustainability. Quality of life for our neighborhoods, managed growth of tourism, planned development of the port, a supportive atmosphere for business expansion, and an environmentally conscious attitude are just a few of the factors that will provide the right balance for years to come.
Our future does not necessarily mean ‘bigger is better’ but involves fine-tuning and balance This has been my philosophy as District Two’s Council Representative and if elected, I will bring the same high standards of respect and reverence to the office of Mayor and to each of our residents.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions and if you feel, as I do, that we are on the right track, I would greatly appreciate your support.