Job descriptionPresiding officer of the City Council, the city’s governing body. Term is three years.
DutiesRepresents city at official functions
Enacts city laws and ordinances
Determines city policies
Adopts city budget
Appoints city manager to administer city government
Annual salaryUnpaid; reimbursed for official city expenses.
MeetingsCouncil meetings twice monthly; special meetings called as needed.

Who’s Running?

Linda Martin (incumbent)
Website: https://lindamartinforeuless.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lindamartinforeuless/
Facebook: Mayor Linda Martin
Email: lindamartinforeuless@gmail.com
Phone: 817-283-7038
City page: https://www.eulesstx.gov/city-hall/euless-city-council/mayor
Tupou Hele UhatafeWebsite: https://heluforeulesstx.wixsite.com
Facebook: Tupou Helu Uhatafe
LinkedIn: Tupou Helu Uhatafe
Instagram: Tupou Helu Uhatafe
Email: heluforeulesstx@gmail.com
Phone: 682-241-7541

Candidate Q&A

1. WHY ARE YOU THE BEST QUALIFIED CANDIDATE?
Linda Martin
Experience. I served on the Euless City Council from 2004-2014. Mayor Mary Lib Saleh decided to retire after serving as Mayor for 21 years. (I am only the 11th Mayor since 1953.) She encouraged me to seek the office in 2014. Throughout the past 16 years I have had the privilege of being a part of the growth and success of Euless as a decision maker. We have also grown our very diverse population. I am proud of the strides we continue to make to ensure inclusion. We have several Community Committees who we meet with on a regular basis. This allows us to address questions and concerns that may arise. Our diversity is definitely another factor adding to our success and uniqueness.
Tupou Hele Uhatafe
I am an influential Leader with over 27 years of knowledge, skills, experiences = to my great wisdom. I am an Ordained License Ministry Pastor; I am also an Author of best selling Book “ Mindset is Law “ sells on Amazon; I am a License Life & Health Insurance Producer in the State of Texas; I am a Master Professional Life Coach Power by www.wallstreetcoaching.org ; I am an Inventor of a Healthy delicious drinks Royal Kava Drinks sells on Amazon. I am the founder of Malvera Brand and have been a Business Woman for over 27 years. My financial skills in Wall Streets together with my Healthcare Provider Experiences and my Business experiences qualified me to be the next Mayor of Euless Texas. My Mission 1. Children Education 2. Small Businesses 3. Clean Water. Vote for me it’s time for positive changes in Euless Texas.
2. WHAT ARE YOUR TOP FEW PRIORITIES IF ELECTED?
Linda Martin
Water. The explosive growth in both business and residential sectors in North Texas emphasizes that we all need to focus on water conservation. Working with our neighbors we have installed reclaimed water lines for irrigation throughout much of east side of our City. Our customers annually use just under 200,000,000 gallons of reclaimed water of which every drop saves potable water. Other priorities continue to be managed growth, transportation, and redevelopment.
Tupou Hele Uhatafe
Mission: 1. Children Education 2. Small Businesses 3. Clean Water
3. THE CURRENT PANDEMIC IS AFFECTING CITY BUDGETS AND SERVICES AND IS AFFECTING THE LIVES OF CITY RESIDENTS. HOW WOULD YOU ADDRESS THESE ISSUES?
Linda Martin
We have made more City services available electronically in an effort to minimize contacts for both employees and citizens. With so much uncertainty about sales tax revenues we have budgeted very conservatively without affecting City services. We will continue to operate in a fiscally responsible manner. This will be the 27th consecutive year we will have either lowered or maintained a stable property tax rate.
Tupou Hele Uhatafe
The current Mayor of Euless Linda Martin has done a lousy jobs addressing the Covid 19 in the city of Euless. She has been silence with no help to the people of Euless, its time she retired and stay home. Leaders in local governments must find a way to help the local citizens. Creative mindset is very important when Problems affected the city budget and services in the local government. Strong Leaders normally performed better during Pandemic but this Current Mayor of Euless has no clue on how to lead the City of Euless during Pandemic. She was & still is silenced and hiding at home, so many citizens called and came to my home to complain and addressed their concerns. We need a strong experienced Leader in Euless and I will be your strong Leader to build our City of Euless and help during this Covid 19 Time.
4. WHAT RESPONSIBILITY DO YOU FEEL THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL HAVE TO ADDRESS THE AVAILABILITY OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING?
Linda Martin
There is no question housing in North Texas has become very pricey. We work closely with our neighboring cities and all of the non profit missions in our area in aiding people needing assistance whether it be housing or any other basic need. As a Council it is our responsibility to develop properties that fit the needs of all citizens and our City as a whole.
Tupou Hele Uhatafe
Well the City of Euless is running by inexperienced Leaders whom are incapable of helping the people of Euless equally. It’s about 56 % Minority and 44 % Majority populations in Euless if we can bring in the real counting of the Population of Euless. The City of Euless has made it their business to invest in Real Estate not sure why ? And they demolished most of the affordable housing, there are only expensive Houses and Condominiums left in one area and the rest are mixed. Great Leaders must think creative on how to help the Poor, Middle class and the rich citizens they should be treated equally . Euless has closed the affordable housing and introduced only the types of Housing the Council Members and the Current Mayor preferred in the city of Euless which is violating the US and State Constitutional Laws on Housing Act. The current Mayor Linda Martin has no knowledge or skills in many fields, if you ask me now, I say it’s time for a new Mayor in Euless.
5. WHAT DO YOU THINK THE ROLE OF CITY GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE IN SUPPORTING SMALL BUSINESSES?
Linda Martin
Euless counts on and supports our small businesses. During the pandemic our Director of Planning and Economic Development has been in constant touch with the owners. We have helped them develop guidelines for safe operations, provided signage for doors and windows as well as urging citizens patronize our local businesses. Euless Staff is always available to guide small businesses through the process of permits, local ordinances, historical data, etc.
Tupou Hele Uhatafe
The Role of Local Government is very important, our Country Of America is builded from Local up to state and federal government. Small Businesses build the Local , State and US Economy. We need a Mayor in Euless who is capable of understanding the important of Small Businesses in our Local Government.. With my 27 years of Financial, Healthcare and Business Enterprises I am highly qualified to Lead Euless and become the next Elected Mayor of Euless Texas USA in November 3rd Election 2020.
6. HOW SHOULD THE CITY COUNCIL ADDRESS ISSUES OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PUBLIC SAFETY, PARTICULARLY REGARDING FUNDING?
Linda Martin
There have been no personnel cuts to our police budget. The general fund pays for the majority of operations. We also have a Crime Control and Prevention District 1/4% cent sales tax that was established in 1995 and is up for renewal this election. This program helps us fund additional officers as well as outreach programs such as Citizens Police Academy, Coffee with a Cop, Neighborhood Crime Watch, Summer Camps for Kids, EPIC programs for elementary school students, Crime Victim Liaison, Mental Health Officer and many other like programs.
Tupou Hele Uhatafe
By Amending the Local Government Budget and cutting all useless expenses in order for the City Local Operations to function successfully. We need a Mayor with a Growth Mindset to help council members think in certain ways.
7. ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO ADD?
Linda Martin
It has been an honor to serve the citizens of Euless. I truly feel what makes Euless a success can be summed up with three points. 1. Once our citizens elect us they trust us to do what is best for our City. 2. We have visionary and very talented staff who are able to find innovative solutions to dilemmas we encounter on a daily basis. 3. Our Council members work harmoniously. We have a Council who can agree to disagree amicably and remain friends. I am very proud to serve and look forward to continuing my service to the wonderful citizens of Fab-Euless.
Tupou Hele Uhatafe
The City of Euless is lacked of so many Leadership Skills it is time for an experienced Mayor to be elected and lead Euless into Greatness in 2020. The Water in Euless is very bad , so many people sick because of the chemicals founded on Euless Water. I am not sure how people of Euless keep voting in the same incompetence leaders every year into City Hall . Mindset is Law my new Book sells on Amazon, it’s time we think responsible and make positive changes. You must have a strong mindset in order to become a Great Leader.