Job descriptionPresiding officer of the City Council, the city’s governing body. Term is two 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.
City contact informationContact City Secretary
yforgey@cityofazle.org
817-444-2541

Who’s Running?

Alan Brundrett (incumbent)Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AzleMayor/
Email: azlemayor@gmail.com
Bradley HartFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/brad4hart
Email: bradleyhartceq@gmail.com

Candidate Q&A

1. WHY ARE YOU THE BEST QUALIFIED CANDIDATE?
Alan Brundrett
I have been serving on the City Council since 2003. I served 8 years on the council before being elected to Mayor for the last 10 years. I have gained a lot of knowledge over my tenure that greatly helps me make decisions and recommendation for the City of Azle. I have also formed relationships with other elected officials and state agencies which helps me rectify issues that may occur with our city. In short, it takes many years experience in order to properly serve as Mayor and it's not a position I take lightly. I put in a lot of time and effort volunteering as Mayor.
Bradley Hart
2. WHAT ARE THE CURRENT NEEDS OF YOUR DISTRICT/AREA AND WHAT ARE YOUR PRIORITIES FOR ADDRESSING THEM?
Alan Brundrett
Our current needs are associated with growth. Currently we are researching traffic consulting firms to come out and complete a traffic study of Azle. With this study we will be able to address high traffic areas and explore suggestions to lessen the traffic back ups. We are also constantly improving our infrastructure to accommodate the new growth. Another priority is to improve our parks system with more amenities for the citizens. Our top priority is to make these improvements without increasing our tax rate.
Bradley Hart
3. THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC HAS AFFECTED THE CITY’S BUDGET AND SERVICES, AS WELL AS THE LIVES OF RESIDENTS. HOW WOULD YOU GRADE YOUR CITY’S RESPONSE AND WHAT WOULD YOU DO DIFFERENTLY?
Alan Brundrett
The City of Azle faired well during the COVID pandemic. The City's income actually increased in most instances due to people staying local and shopping local. I believe our mandates were only what was needed and we stayed away from government over reach. Government should not and can not control everything. We are still a free society and should have the option to choose what we think is best for ourselves.
Bradley Hart
4. HOW SHOULD THE CITY ADDRESS THE AVAILABILITY OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING? WHAT ROLE SHOULD CITY GOVERNMENT PLAY IN RESPONDING TO PANDEMIC-RELATED EVICTIONS?
Alan Brundrett
This is a tough dilemma because there are people out there that were genuinely affected financially by Covid and then there were some that took advantage of the situation and refused to work. I believe in depth vetting is the solution. Those who have a hardship through no fault of their own should receive support.
Bradley Hart
5. HOW TO BEST ENSURE PUBLIC SAFETY IS AN IMPORTANT TOPIC. WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON BALANCING THE FUNDING AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF BOTH POLICE AND COMMUNITY SERVICES?
Alan Brundrett
In Azle we stand 100% behind our police department and they will never be defunded. Police play an important role in our community and we are blessed to have men and women who put their lives on the line everyday to keep us safe. They should be paid justly for the risk they take for us.
Bradley Hart
6. IN THE LAST TERM, WHAT DO YOU THINK WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT VOTE? WHY? HOW DID OR WOULD YOU HAVE VOTED ON THE ISSUE AND WHY?
Alan Brundrett
I believe the tax rate is always the most important vote. Our current Council works hard to maintain our current tax rate while continuously improving the city for our citizens. Azle is not perfect but we are always improving in every aspect. We are stewards of the citizens money and we take that responsibility very seriously.
Bradley Hart
7. DO YOU THINK IT IS EVER APPROPRIATE FOR STATE LAWS TO OVERRIDE LOCAL CONTROL OF ISSUES THAT AFFECT THE CITY? IF SO, PLEASE PROVIDE AN EXAMPLE.
Alan Brundrett
No, I do not. The best government is at the local level where the officials are closest to the citizens. Texas is a big a diverse state where one law might work for a City in West Texas but does not work well in East Texas. Local control should in the hands of local government.
Bradley Hart
8. THE RECENT “BIG FREEZE” CAUSED MANY RESIDENTS TO GO WITHOUT POWER OR WATER FOR HOURS OR EVEN DAYS. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE CITY’S RESPONSE? HOW WOULD YOU WORK TO IMPROVE ELECTRIC/GAS/WATER INFRASTRUCTURE SO THIS NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN?
Alan Brundrett
Azle faired well during the freeze. We have many loving citizens and organizations that helped out those in need. Our electric infrastructure is up to date but it seems as though that isn't the case state wide. Our State elected officials need to fully investigate the Texas electric grid so something like this never happens again. I have contacted the officials I have a relationship with and have urged them to do so.
Bradley Hart
9. ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO ADD?
Alan Brundrett
I love my city and I love serving the citizens of Azle. Being Mayor is a volunteer position with no pay. I serve because I want to make Azle a better place and to make everyone proud to call it home. Azle is not perfect and we have a lot of work to do still. I would like to continue to push the improvements in Azle. If you think that Azle is progressing then I would ask for your vote.
Bradley Hart