Thursday, April 7, 2011

It is that time of year again....Elections!

Spring is here, time to plant flowers, clean out your closets, make plans for the summer and of course decide who you are going to vote for. Political season in Flower Mound has been a bit stormy in the past. Just like the weather this time of year. This time it is a little different.

Tom Hayden is running unopposed for Place 5. We supported Tom and always will. Tom has worked very hard to make Flower Mound a great place to live. He truly listens to the citizens, goes out of his way to educate himself on important issues and is not afraid to stand up for what he believes is best for the residents.

Mark Wise is running for Place 3. Mark has served on the Oil and Gas Board of Appeals and Board of Adjustment. He is also a board member of the Summit Club of Flower Mound where he serves as Board Secretary. He is a Systems Engineer with Cisco Systems. He has a degree in Specialized Technology in Computers and Electronics, Electronics Institute. His opponent, Elwood Leonard is running as a write in candidate.

Place 1 is an interesting race this year. Two great candidates are running. Kendra Stephenson and Jeff Whittaker. Both candidates have served our town and community by being on boards and commissions.

Kendra has served the community by being on the Flower Mound Board of Adjustments and Oil and Gas Board of Appeals, served two years as a court-appointed special advocate in Denton County for foster children, and was on the McKamy Sanctuary Home Owners Association Board, including two years as the board’s president. Kendra has 20 years of accounting, finance and business strategy with Fortune 500 companies and a MBA - University of Chicago (Marketing and strategy).

Jeff has served as a member of the Flower Mound Chamber of Commerce, the Flower Planning and Zoning, the Flower Mound Board of Governors Texas Health Resources Presbyterian Hospital of Flower Mound, was a Board Member Friends of the Flower Mound Public Library, and was a Mentor and Advisor Communities in Schools of North Texas. Jeff is a Certified Public Accountant and Financial Planner. He received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Dallas.

It would be impossible for us to endorse just one of these candidates for Place 1. They have worked hard for better drilling practices, an issue obviously near and dear to our hearts on this blog. What we do suggest is do your own research on both Kendra and Jeff. Both are very accessible and care about what the residents think. Then on May 14th, you decide who will serve Flower Mound better in Place 1.

Kendra Stephenson website

Mark Wise website

Jeff Whittaker website


Anonymous said...

I agree, Place 1 is a tough one. Thanks for posting the websites.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully we will not see any mud slinging this year like last year. I believe that is what did Jody, Robinson and Webb in. The lies blasted on billboards and TV. And we can't forget the vicious letters written by their supporters.

Anonymous said...

No brainer, Jeff all the way.

Jenny Rogers said...

Thanks for the unbiased encouragement for residents to do their research and get out and vote! I will be supporting Hayden, Wise and Stephenson. I look forward to many POSITIVE public forums for our candidates to speak their minds and share their visions for flower mound. :) Thanks again Tammi for offering a fair representation of all candidates.