Job descriptionPresiding officer of the City Council, the city’s governing body. Term is two years.
DutiesRepresents the 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.
MeetingsMonthly city council meetings; special meetings called as needed.

Who’s Running?

Ronald A WhiteEmail: ronaldawhite18@gmail.com
Alan PriceEmail: alansgoldenoldies@hotmail.com
Jerry BurnsFacebook: @JerryBurnsMayor2020
Email: jerryburnsws2020@gmail.com
Phone: 682-288-6532
Michael EvansPhone: 817-542-6753 (cell)

Candidate Q&A

1. WHY ARE YOU THE BEST QUALIFIED CANDIDATE?
Ronald A White
Alan Price
Jerry Burns
I have the most experience of any of the candidates. I served 6 years as city councilmen and 6 years as mayor of White Settlement. I have attended numerous training sessions by the Texas Municipal League while I was in office.
Tengo la mayor experiencia de todos los candidatos. Serví 6 años como concejal de la ciudad y 6 años como alcalde de White Settlement. Asistí a numerosas sesiones de capacitación de la Liga Municipal de Texas mientras estaba en el cargo.
Michael Evans
2. WHAT ARE YOUR TOP FEW PRIORITIES IF ELECTED?
Ronald A White
Alan Price
Jerry Burns
Public Safety – I will make sure the fire and police departments are well equipped and trained to perform their duties.
City Infrastructure – Bring resources and grants available through federal and state agencies to help with the recovery of streets, sewer, water and other updates and repairs.
Seguridad pública: me aseguraré de que los departamentos de policía y bomberos estén bien equipados y capacitados para realizar sus funciones.
Infraestructura de la ciudad: traer recursos y subvenciones disponibles a través de agencias federales y estatales para ayudar con la recuperación de calles, alcantarillado, agua y otras actualizaciones y reparaciones.
Michael Evans
3. THE CURRENT PANDEMIC IS AFFECTING CITY BUDGETS AND SERVICES AND IS AFFECTING THE LIVES OF CITY RESIDENTS. HOW WOULD YOU ADDRESS THESE ISSUES?
Ronald A White
Alan Price
Jerry Burns
Work with federal, state, and county health officials to provide grants and other resources necessary for our city to recover from the pandemic.
Trabajar con los funcionarios de salud federales, estatales y del condado para proporcionar subvenciones y otros recursos necesarios para que nuestra ciudad se recupere de la pandemia.
Michael Evans
4. WHAT RESPONSIBILITY DO YOU FEEL THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL HAVE TO ADDRESS THE AVAILABILITY OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING?
Ronald A White
Alan Price
Jerry Burns
Our city’s median income is such that we qualify for many federal, state, and county housing grants like the Community Development Block Grant Program. Allocating these resources is the responsibility of the mayor and city council.
El ingreso medio de nuestra ciudad es tal que calificamos para muchas subvenciones de vivienda federales, estatales y del condado, como el Programa de subvenciones en bloque para el desarrollo comunitario. La asignación de estos recursos es responsabilidad del alcalde y el ayuntamiento.
Michael Evans
5. WHAT DO YOU THINK THE ROLE OF CITY GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE IN SUPPORTING SMALL BUSINESSES?
Ronald A White
Alan Price
Jerry Burns
Small businesses are the life blood of small cities. Providing help and resources for the small businessman is crucial for their survival. Helping bring new businessis is a must for our city’s economy.
Las pequeñas empresas son la sangre vital de las pequeñas ciudades. Brindar ayuda y recursos al pequeño empresario es crucial para su supervivencia. Ayudar a generar nuevos negocios es una necesidad para la economía de nuestra ciudad.
Michael Evans
6. HOW SHOULD THE CITY COUNCIL ADDRESS ISSUES OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PUBLIC SAFETY, PARTICULARLY REGARDING FUNDING?
Ronald A White
Alan Price
Jerry Burns
Police and fire departments should receive all the equipment and training they need to protect the city in a fair and compassionate manner.
Los departamentos de policía y bomberos deben recibir todo el equipo y la capacitación que necesitan para proteger la ciudad de manera justa y compasiva.
Michael Evans
7. ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO ADD?
Ronald A White
Alan Price
Jerry Burns
Michael Evans