A native of North Texas, I have lived in Carrollton and Denton County for 32 years. My wife, Susan, and I have three daughters, three sons-in-law, and five grandchildren. We are honored to call Denton County and, in particular, Carrollton home.
It was an honor to serve as Carrollton Mayor from 2017 to 2022 and, before then, as a council member from 2009-2015. My time with Carrollton enabled me to serve on the North Central Texas Council of Governments Regional Transportation Council, the Dallas Mobility Coalition, the North Texas Commission, the North Central Texas Emergency Preparedness Planning Council, and the Metroplex Mayor’s Association.
My purpose for telling you this is to let you know of my strong commitment to bringing this knowledge to my new role as your Precinct 2 Commissioner. Precinct 2 covers the southern and eastern portions of Denton County, including Carrollton, Castle Hills/Lewisville, The Colony, Corinth, Crossroads, Dallas, Denton, Frisco, Little Elm, Plano, and Shady Shores.
As a registered architect with a Master’s Degree of Business Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, both from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, I bring a unique set of skills to the position. The Commissioners Court often deals with economic development, transportation, budget oversight, public safety, and working closely with our communities and neighboring counties as we plan for the ongoing growth across our region.
My goals as your Precinct 2 Commissioner focus on the following areas:
Transparency and efficiency of government
Conservative use of your tax dollars
Building strong partnerships with local governments, school districts, and our state delegation to enable us to act on your behalf to ensure needs are met
Working with our cities, the Denton County Sheriff’s Office, and our Constables to provide safety and security for all.
Encouraging economic development where it makes sense and to continue bringing good paying jobs to our residents so they can live, work and play within Denton County.
Planning ahead to ensure infrastructure is in place for new development, whether commercial or residential.
Coordinating between state, regional, county, and city resources to manage existing roads and bridges as well as funding and building new roads and bridges as we see increased traffic within our area.
And working closely with our county staff and cities to utilize our $650 million in bonds for improved transportation.