City Council Place 3 (Mayor)

Job descriptionThe Council is the city’s governing body. Term is two years.
DutiesEnacts city laws and ordinances
Determines city policies
Adopts city budget
Appoints city manager to administer city government
Annual salary$15 per regular Council meeting attended and $10.00 per special meeting attended; annual amount not to exceed the annual compensation of the lowest paid permanent full-time city employee.
MeetingsCouncil meetings twice monthly; special meetings called as needed.

Place 3 (Mayor) Candidates

CandidateCampaign LinksWhat is your top priority if elected to this office?Why are you the best qualified candidate for this office?
Henry Wilson


528 Greenwood Cir, Hurst, TX 76053
Email: he_wilson@sbcglobal.net
My top priority as Mayor of Hurst will be to work to ensure the council’s defined strategic priorities get addressed. These are redevelopment, public safety, leadership development, innovation, economic vitality and infrastructure. I will work with the city manager to develop programs to address each strategic priority and see these plans get worked to provide very good quality of life for our city and citizens. I feel I am the best qualified candidate for the office of Mayor because I am the only candidate for that office. Besides the obvious, I have 33 years of experience as a council member, past chairman of the Regional Transportation Council, Past President of the Texas Municipal League and past board member of the National League of Cities. I will use my experience to guide the council to work together as a team for Hurst.

City Council (General)

Job descriptionThe Council is the city’s governing body. Term is two years.
DutiesEnacts city laws and ordinances
Determines city policies
Adopts city budget
Appoints city manager to administer city government
Annual salary$15 per regular Council meeting attended and $10.00 per special meeting attended; annual amount not to exceed the annual compensation of the lowest paid permanent full-time city employee.
MeetingsCouncil meetings twice monthly; special meetings called as needed.

Place 4 Candidates

CandidateCampaign LinksWhat is your top priority if elected to this office?Why are you the best qualified candidate for this office?
Jessica Martin


FB:
www.facebook.com/For-Hurst-City-Council-Jessica-Harley-Martin-147067516009984

Email: jessicaforhurst@gmail.com
When elected to office, my top priority will be to continue the progress for revitalizing South Hurst. The current sitting City Council has made tremendous progress and traction. I would hate to lose progress. I want to see this continue forward with enthusiasm only I can bring. I also want to fill every empty commercial vacancy in all of Hurst. If we grow small business, we can grow Hurst.What best qualifies me for this job is going to be my enthusiasm and desire to serve. I am doing this because I simply love Hurst. If I can make a better impact and leave the City of Hurst a better place, that's what I want to do. I have been involved in many organizations in Hurst including many volunteer hours, encouraging other citizens towards growth and positivity as well as hosting a Trash Bash cleanup day at surrounding parks in Hurst for almost 2 years now. I did this because I wanted to, not because I wanted or needed anyone to notice. You will not find another person that has a larger heart for Hurst than I do.
Cathy Butler Thompson
www.cathybutlerthompson.com

408 Carnation Lane, Hurst, TX 76053

Place 5 Candidates

CandidateCampaign LinksWhat is your top priority if elected to this office?Why are you the best qualified candidate for this office?
Bill McLendon (incumbent)Website:
www.billmclendonhurst.com

Email: bill.mclendon@att.net
401 Evergreen Dr, Hurst, TX 76054
Jeff Childers


FB:
www.facebook.com/Childers4Hurst

Email: childers4hurst@gmail.com
We need to seek out more innovative ideas and plans; i.e: emerging energy and technology platforms, that will benefit us now and in the long run if we wish to see our community become more successful.
We can do more, be more by looking farther ahead for the problems we will face and begin to shape answers together instead of relying on the same answers we have always chosen.

We must consider the needs of our aging population with multi-cultural goals to attract families, ensure generational longevity, and revitalize South Hurst.
I believe in doing the best we can for as many as possible in all policy decisions.

Our entire council should bring vision and wisdom to their seat, not a rubber stamp. I will lend my insight from years following and acting on tech trends. My telecommunications background requires community engagement, which I would mirror in plans and decisions with requests for input clearly published and regularly advertised.

We can tap community member needs and desires to help shape our future as we keep our standard of living at some of the highest levels in the metroplex then exceed them.

Place 6 Candidates

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Jon McKenzie
Website:
www.jonmckenzie.com

FB:
www.facebook.com/McKenzie4Hurst

Email: jon@jonmckenzie.com
2322 Yates Dr, Hurst, TX 76053
The City of Hurst is a great place to live and raise a family. This didn’t happen by accident. It took great leadership, careful research, and wise decision making to make Hurst great. If elected to Place 6 on the Hurst City Council, my top priority will be helping Hurst move forward with controlled growth while maintaining high quality-of-life for our residential neighborhoods. Growth is good, but it must be a logical controlled growth that will enhance our community.Occupation - Youth & Family Minister
Education - BA in Mass Communication from Texas Wesleyan University; MBA in Strategic Leadership from University of Dallas

I understand the dynamics and responsibilities of working as a group member while still being able to perform as an individual. Serving in a variety of leadership positions has helped me learn the importance of careful listening and clear communication. I pledge that all my council activities and votes will be based on what I feel is best for the city and all the citizens of Hurst. I will work tirelessly with fellow council members and city management to bring about what is best for the city.
Jeffrey Barnes
Website:
www.barnesforhurst.com

FB:
www.facebook.com/BarnesForHurst

Email: barnesforhurst@gmail.com
1049 Reed St, Hurst, TX 76053
The new Council will help shape the future of the City by the redevelopment projects they approve. It is important we elect a Council that will consider all the impacts of any proposed development. While I was on the Zoning Board of Adjustment, I often had to find a compromise between the resident bringing the case, the existing city ordinances, and the will of the residents near the affected property. My experience with the ZBA taught me a case is never black and white, and you can't make up your mind until you have all the facts.I have a record of dedicated service to the residents of Hurst. For 13 years on the Zoning Board of Adjustment I was tasked with reviewing Staff recommendations, pertinent City ordinances, and considering the unique facts of the case before voting for or against granting a resident a variance to the stated zoning laws. During 8 years on the Neighborhood and Community Advisory Committee, I helped draft, ready, and recommend to the City Council the ordinances addressing apartment crime prevention and building inspection that were then quickly adopted. I feel I have earned the right to lead.

Place 7 Candidates

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Chad HouseholderWebsite:
www.chadhouseholder.com

FB:
www.facebook.com/HouseholderforHurst

Email: householderforhurst@gmail.com
My top priority if elected is the continuing the revitalization of South Hurst. South Hurst is home to me and I take great pride in what has been done so far by the council and especially our small business owners like The Artisan theater. I want to bring in more small businesses and help them flourish to make South Hurst a destination like North Hurst already is. I have spent almost my entire life in Hurst. I know what my neighbors and fellow residents expect. I have been to almost every council meeting the last two years and have studied or reviewed each item they have voted on. My heart and passion is the city of Hurst and my fellow residents. My job as a Fleet Administrator with a fleet of over 2500 vehicles shows strong management skills and being able to work well with everyone. My time volunteering with the Citizens on Patrol over 200 hours this past year shows my love and dedication to the great city of Hurst.
Cindy Shepard



www.cindyshepard.com

FB:
www.facebook.com/shepard4hurst/

Twitter:
www.twitter.com/shepardforhurst

Email: hurst@cindyshepard.com
As a city council member my first priority is to listen to Hurst residents. The purpose of community is to reach out and empower citizens so together we can accomplish the common goals of security, prosperity and quality of life. Redevelopment is a key issue in our city, through thoughtful and responsible communications we can move forward together to ensure a direct and positive impact on the lives of everyone in the community.I believe I am the best candidate for Hurst City Council because my greatest asset is as a communicator, my goal is to be a conduit between residents and city government. I have the energy and determination it will take to implement policies that strengthen our community, and I will be there when you need me.
Howard ShotwellWebsite:
www.shotwellforhurst.com/home.html

Email: Howard@shotwellforhurst.com
2612 Brookridge Dr, Hurst, TX 76054