“I have a degree in government and economics from the University of Texas in Austin. I have done similar work with the federal government in the CETA program, assisting small-town mayors.
“In this capacity, I have managed a water district for a time, been an active city secretary and other duties as required.
“Woodsboro operates under a weak mayoral system. It is a requirement that the mayor get along with the council and transmit orders to city employees. This means, as mayor, I am not the boss.
“In walking the streets, I have been informed that road repair is the first priority of our citizens. I have a long list of other activities that require the attention of the city council.
“Four years ago, I presented four ways to provide water of good quality. The city council refused to listen.
“I believe that we must stop increasing property taxes and rates for city services. I believe we must take a hard look at our budget and cut off anything we can.
“We need money to repair our chug holes in our roads. We must be prepared to make some choices.
“I agree with Councilman Jimmy Blaschke: Our crumbling infrastructure needs repair.”
“I ask for your vote.”