Job descriptionThe Council is the city’s governing body. Term is three years.
DutiesEnacts 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?

Brian Campbell
NOTE: WITHDRAWN
Email: campbell4keller@gmail.com
Ross McMullinWebsite: https://rossforkeller.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RossMcMullinTX/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rossmcmullin/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Ross.McMullin1/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv-im6KdL6p5YwPb7gyrLhg
Phone: 817-962-2262
Email: ross.mcmullin1@gmail.com
Mujeeb KaziWebsite: https://mujeebforkeller.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MujeebForKeller/
Email: mujeeb@mujeebforkeller.com
David A TashmanWebsite: https://davidtashman.com/f/a-voice-for-all-keller
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/davidtashman4keller/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-tashman
Email: dtashman101@outlook.com
Phone: 817-916-0889

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Candidate Q&A

1. WHY ARE YOU THE BEST QUALIFIED CANDIDATE?
Ross McMullin
I have been fortunate to work with some inspiring leaders here in Texas and across the country in roles that have allowed me to help shape public policy. For example, I served on staff in the United States Senate where I identified opportunities to better serve our nation’s veterans and taxpayers. Before that I worked with Governors’ offices, state policymakers, and local educators to help bring better learning opportunities for our students. Growing up, I learned the value of hard work early on by pouring concrete and also running a small family business. These experiences have helped me prepare to serve Keller in a unique, forward-looking capacity.
Mujeeb Kazi
David A Tashman
City councils are best served by someone who understands the importance of listening. I am a candidate who knows how to listen and appreciates that true progress is made through mutual compromise. Not having any ties personally to any current council member, or future member makes me the ideal person to serve. Additionally, I have worked in leadership roles my entire career. For the past 16 years, I have worked for public companies and truly understand the meaning of an open, full disclosure and transparent work environment. Those are not just buzz words to me but a way of life. Lastly, I have been preparing for this job since the day I filed my candidacy. I have attended nearly all council and workshop meetings and have spoken out on important topics. This will allow me to jump in an get started quickly.
2. WHAT ARE YOUR TOP FEW PRIORITIES IF ELECTED?
Ross McMullin
One of my biggest priorities is to be accessible and transparent in my beliefs and decision making. If you ever have any questions or concerns during the campaign or thereafter, please feel free to call me directly at (817) 962-2262 or email me at Ross@RossForKeller.com. You can also visit my website at www.RossForKeller.com.
More specifically I plan to help (1) reduce property taxes, (2) accelerate street-and-sidewalk improvements, (3) develop a comprehensive economic development plan, and (4) ensure public safety by proactively supporting Keller's police officers and firefighters.
Mujeeb Kazi
David A Tashman
For starters, I want to work on moving our council to a more respectful cohesive working group. For too long our council has been bitterly divided. It’s time to do what we have been elected to do, represent all Keller and not just one group. Secondly, I want to continue the work to increase our homestead exemption, currently at 14%. I want to look for new ways to attract business to Keller. By growing sales tax revenue, we will be able to continue to provide the needed tax burden relief to support our citizens.
3. THE CURRENT PANDEMIC IS AFFECTING CITY BUDGETS AND SERVICES AND IS AFFECTING THE LIVES OF CITY RESIDENTS. HOW WOULD YOU ADDRESS THESE ISSUES?
Ross McMullin
When we spend tax dollars, we must focus our efforts where it matters the most: on core city services such as public safety, parks, trails, streets, and sidewalks. Like some of our neighboring cities, I believe we must allocate a larger percentage of the City budget to improving streets and sidewalks. For example, in the current budget year Keller has allocated about 38% of its Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) fund for street projects, while Colleyville has budgeted about 60% towards street projects. We can do better.
Mujeeb Kazi

David A Tashman
Thankfully, Keller has done well on the tax collection side during this pandemic. In fact, in July we collected nearly 30% more in sales tax revenue year over year. This was mostly attributed to the increased collection of sales taxes coming from online retail sales. We must be good stewards of Keller funds and ensure we wipe out all wasteful spending. That’s not just during a pandemic but always.
4. WHAT RESPONSIBILITY DO YOU FEEL THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL HAVE TO ADDRESS THE AVAILABILITY OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING?
Ross McMullin
One of the main issues that prompted me to jump into the race is reducing the property tax burden. I have talked directly with many homeowners of all backgrounds who are adversely impacted by soaring property taxes, which translates into a lack of affordable housing. Over time, the City and other government entities have collected more of our tax dollars on a year-to-year basis. This is why I was the first candidate to propose that we immediately increase the homestead exemption to the 20% maximum—this budget cycle. At the City level, we must set the example by adopting fiscally conservative budgets that will actually reduce city taxes.
Mujeeb Kazi

David A Tashman
Keller has a nice mix of apartments, and affordable housing opportunities. As a mayor and city council our job is to help maintain this by keeping city taxes low. We can’t control the free market home prices and other expenses, such as ISD taxes, but can continue to work to increase our homestead exception, currently at 14%. We certainly cannot wave a magic wand today to increase it to 20%, which is a priority, we can get there over the next few years by working to increase our sales tax revenue, another priority, and being prudent spenders of Keller Funds.
5. WHAT DO YOU THINK THE ROLE OF CITY GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE IN SUPPORTING SMALL BUSINESSES?
Ross McMullin
We must also continue to support our current small businesses in Keller. We have some great new businesses in Keller along with some longtime mainstays that need our support as much as ever. To this end, we must renew our focus on a cohesive economic development plan that prioritizes high-quality development. We also need to proactively recruit more excellent commercial amenities to Keller that will help increase sales tax revenues from visitors, and in turn, will also help reduce property taxes.
Mujeeb Kazi
David A Tashman
Small local businesses play a pivotal role within any small town. Along with home ownership small business ownership is akin to the American dream. We, as city law makers need to ensure all barriers are knocked down and allow small business the opportunity to thrive. We should ensure an ample portion of economic development funds are specifically earmarked for small business.
6. HOW SHOULD THE CITY COUNCIL ADDRESS ISSUES OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PUBLIC SAFETY, PARTICULARLY REGARDING FUNDING?
Ross McMullin
I completely support our police officers and I will not entertain any proposal to defund law enforcement. Keller receives excellent public safety ratings, so we must be proactive to recruit and retain the best individuals that we can to serve and protect our community.
Mujeeb Kazi
David A Tashman
Safeguarding our community is the most important aspect of our job. Keller spends roughly 49.5 % of general fund expenditures on safety. I firmly believe this is what Keller wants and will never reduce or diminish the services of our police and first responders.
7. ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO ADD?
Ross McMullin
My Wife and I moved to Texas over 6 years ago. We chose to raise our family in Keller because of Keller's world-class schools. Since then, I have seen firsthand how many of the most important issues facing our City have challenged City Council. Ultimately, I believe we must elect representatives who understand that they cannot govern at Town Hall unless they are willing to embrace the values of Keller’s residents. Whether it is supporting Keller Police and Fire, reducing the property tax burden, ensuring high-quality development, collaborating with Keller ISD, building a new Senior Center, or improving our streets and sidewalks—we must put the needs of all 46,000 Keller residents first.
Mujeeb Kazi
David A Tashman
I think it’s important to note, That I am an independent thinking individual seeking to serve Keller on the City Council, Place 6. I am not a politician or political consultant. I am a focused on local issues and concerns of Keller and do not aspire for higher office. I am conservative. I will work tirelessly for all the citizens of Keller. I will listen with true curiosity and for me a promise is a promise. With a servant’s heart, I have what it takes to be a great city leader.
My goals are:
• To always listens to Keller
• To be a true leader and not simply rubber stamp my votes
• To attract new business, to increase our sales tax revenue.
• To reduce the tax burden by working tirelessly to increase the homestead exception.
• To vote NO for any further development of apartments in Keller