Note: The Mayor position is also Place 3.

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.

Who’s Running?

Henry Wilson (incumbent)
City page: https://www.hursttx.gov/about-us/city-council/henry-wilson
Email: mayor.wilson@hursttx.gov
Email: HE_WILSON@SBCGLOBAL.NET

Candidate Q&A

1. WHY ARE YOU THE BEST QUALIFIED CANDIDATE?
Henry Wilson
I am the only candidate for Mayor. I am unopposed.
2. WHAT ARE YOUR TOP FEW PRIORITIES IF ELECTED?
Henry Wilson
Bringing the City of Hurst back to full open, carefully. The next thing I want to do is ensure we can deliver a high quality of life to our citizens while be very frugal with our budget.
3. THE CURRENT PANDEMIC IS AFFECTING CITY BUDGETS AND SERVICES AND IS AFFECTING THE LIVES OF CITY RESIDENTS. HOW WOULD YOU ADDRESS THESE ISSUES?
Henry Wilson
We have made and passed our budget for the next year. We froze wages, eliminated many services and reduced some of our non essential activities. We have a balanced budget that is very responsible.
4. WHAT RESPONSIBILITY DO YOU FEEL THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL HAVE TO ADDRESS THE AVAILABILITY OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING?
Henry Wilson
Currently we are working with a couple of developers to build quality affordable apartments.
5. WHAT DO YOU THINK THE ROLE OF CITY GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE IN SUPPORTING SMALL BUSINESSES?
Henry Wilson
It can be a little challenging in supporting small businesses since we do not have control over them. But, we have a Economic Development Director who goes out and works with the small businesses. He helps them see how they can get exposure to their business, and meeting any of needs they have He basically a resource for the business community.
6. HOW SHOULD THE CITY COUNCIL ADDRESS ISSUES OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PUBLIC SAFETY, PARTICULARLY REGARDING FUNDING?
Henry Wilson
Simply put, we totally funded our police and all public safety departments. We need the police and totally support them. Our police are one of the most trained police forces in the State of Texas. I support our Chief of Police in his requirement to have a well trained force and our police follow all proper tactics.
7. ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO ADD?
Henry Wilson
I have enjoyed serving the citizens of Hurst as their Mayor and pledge to continue being a Mayor for the people and to manage our resources effectively.