Election Day is Tuesday, November 3.
Early voting begins Tuesday, October 13.


I am responsible to you, the voter, and want to make sure I am listening to your concerns and what will make your life and that of your family and friends – or your business – better in our great city.

Keeping Irving Moving (and Flowing)
One of the top challenges for Irving is the condition of our roadways and water and sewer lines. We have completed the reconstruction of SH 183, SH 114 and Loop 12 – projects that were on the drawing board for more than 20 years and will soon start work on the $420 million rebuild of the Irving (Diamond) Interchange. The City’s $100 million “Road to the Future” initiative is a step in the right direction, along with issuing additional bonds to support road rehabilitation and reconstruction.

As for our older water and sewer lines, it’s critical that we keep issuing water bonds, and coordinate replacement with road rehabilitation, so we don’t tear up the roads twice.

Capitalizing on Opportunities for Smart Growth
We have made significant progress with the completion of Water Street, the Toyota Music Factory and the Westin Convention Center Hotel. We are bringing online new dining, entertainment, lodging, office, retail and housing options that will capture the interest of tourists and business travelers from across the country and around the globe, while providing world-class amenities for our residents and businesses.

Our corporate sector continues to grow, which is essential as our business community accounts for 73 percent of our tax revenues. The Verizon transit-oriented development and development of the former Texas Stadium site are two unparalleled opportunities for our great city to further develop its brand as a destination city.

We need to continue to focus attention to redevelopment opportunities and beautification projects in South Irving. New housing developments are in place and new businesses are moving to the Heritage District, but we need to continue with initiatives that will enhance the Irving Blvd. corridor and clean up blight that hurts property values and quality of life for residents.

Ensuring the Safety of our Neighborhoods and Businesses
Irving has invested heavily in police and fire, with the addition of new police beats and the construction of a new fire stations. What I hear most from residents and businesses that I’ve met with, is that they are frustrated with the code enforcement process that does not protect their places of business or their homes. 

Engaging All Residents and Businesses in Dialogue
Every resident and business – north, south, east and west – has great value to our city, but many feel left out of the loop, their voices not heard. As Mayor, I want our city to greatly improve its two-way communication with neighborhoods and businesses large and small.

I will continue to visit with different neighborhoods, to better understand their unique concerns. I will meet regularly with small business owners, so many of whom represent the “heart” of Irving, and I will continue outreach with CEOs of our corporate community to get them more engaged and invested in our community, in our non-profit organizations, in education.

Doing What’s Right for Irving
I pledge to conduct city business in the most fiscally responsible and transparent manner possible. No cloak and dagger routine – just honesty, integrity and accountability. I pledge to make decisions that are right for Irving: We are a complex, diverse city of 240,000+ residents that has opportunities we can capitalize on and challenges we can overcome if we work collaboratively towards what is best for all of Irving.


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