Grapevine - Colleyville - Southlake Edition - October 2020

CANDIDATE Q&A

Get to know the local candidates running in the general election

WHERE TOVOTE Tarrant County residents can vote at any county voting location during the early voting period and from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Election Day. To continue following our local elections coverage, visit www.communityimpact.com/ voter-guide/ DATES TOKNOW OCT. 13 First day of early voting OCT. 23 Last day to apply for ballot by mail* OCT. 30 Last day of early voting NOV. 3 Election Day *DATE RECEIVED, NOT POSTMARKED

Why are you running for office?

Incumbent

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD board of trustees, Place 5

Occupation: part- time HR generalist; volunteer; mother Relevant experience: 23 years in human COLEY CANTER

Occupation: independent STEM education consultant Relevant experience: past experience includes work as a LORI CRENSHAW

Occupation: president and CEO TOMMY SNYDER

Relevant experience: past work includes real estate investments and knowledge of finance through experience of running a company; served in the U.S. Army www.tommysnyderforgcisdplace3.com Like most parents in GCISD volunteering their time and efforts, [I want my] kids to have an excellent education. That education, although geared towards our students, has a lot of moving parts. As a CEO, I know leadership means making tough decisions and directing limited budget dollars where they have the greatest impact. We should do the same with our schools.

resources; 18 years of PTA experience; served on GCISD’s FIRST and SEAT committees www.coleyforgcisd.com

chemist, teacher and instructional coach 817-614-2593 sites.google.com/view/ lori-crenshaw-for-gcisd-board

I am knowledgeable about the district’s goals and strategic plan due to my extensive experience serving on PTA Local and Council Boards, Campus Excellence Committees and District Community Committees. I pledge to continue learning everything I can in order to make GCISD the best it can be. I can be trusted to serve all stakeholders.

I am running for this office because it is the natural next step in my career. I believe I can make an impact in education. Please feel free to visit my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/studientka or my Twitter @studientka.

Southlake City Council, Place 1

Southlake City Council, Place 6

Occupation: entrepreneur; vice chair and director of a community bank in Fort Worth; owns three businesses Relevant experience: SABREENA HAKEMY

Occupation: chair of Carroll Education Foundation and Art in the Square KATHY TALLEY

RANDY WILLIAMSON

VICTOR AVILA

Occupation: retired federal agent Relevant experience: managing government budgets; policy

Occupation: sales executive

Relevant experience: Southlake City Council

Relevant experience: community volunteer; Texas high school educator; president of Southlake Women’s Club 817-829- 6472 www.kathytalleysouthlake.com

2013-19; Southlake Planning & Zoning Commission 2011-13; Southlake School Safety Task Force 817-602-6344 www.randyforsouthlakeplace6.com In times like these, experience matters. In elected and appointed roles, I have continu- ally served the residents of Southlake for the last decade. I believe it is important that City Council members possess a deep understand- ing and context related to city government and the complex opportunities and challenges our city will encounter.

making; crisis management; community outreach www.victorforsouthlake.com

Two terms on Southlake Zoning Board of Adjustment; banking, business and enterprise technology experience www.sabreenaforsouthlake.com I have lived in Southlake for over 27 years. As an entrepreneur, I have the passion, energy and time to give back to the city that has shaped me into the woman I am today. I want to preserve and protect the Southlake way of life, by working to lower property taxes, pre- serve lower density single family homes, say no to apartments, reduce traffic, and maintain parks and open spaces.

It is a tremendous opportunity for me to be able to serve our city and its residents in an even greater capacity. I care about the past, present and future of Southlake and want to play an important role in the shaping of our city’s future. Being a 25-year resident, I am committed to preserving all that makes South- lake such a unique and special place to live.

I have an opportunity to give back to my city and country after being shot in the line of duty. My three priorities as a City Councilman are: The safety and security of our citizens and their property, especially in our schools; lowering property taxes with a balanced budget, and protecting our citizens from the development of apartments or any form of multi-family housing.

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