Lawrence Davis, a member of Sherman’s Planning and Zoning Commission for six years, will ask Sherman voters to make him councilor Joe Smith’s replacement in the City Council’s District 1 seat this November.

Lawrence Davis, a member of Sherman’s Planning and Zoning Commission for six years, will ask Sherman voters to make him councilor Joe Smith’s replacement in the City Council’s District 1 seat this November.


Davis said he is running for a spot on the Council "to ensure that the policies of low taxes, a commitment to investing in infrastructure, improving our quality of life and proactive job creation continue."


Davis said he has lived in Sherman for 15 years with his wife of two decades and his son, a senior at Sherman High School. Davis studied law at the University of Texas Law School and his family has been in the energy business since 1973.


"I want to give back to the community that has given me so much," Davis said, "I am committed to maintaining the family values of a small community while improving the quality of life we enjoy as Sherman transitions to the future."


Davis said if elected he will accomplish his goals "by building upon the momentum of our recent growth announcements. I will not rely on government programs to supply Sherman’s future of growth but will work proactively with our community partners and neighboring cities to seek small and medium-sized business development, creating tomorrow’s jobs that will be the backbone of our community."


Sherman voters will elect new members for City Council in District 1 and District 3 in November, when sitting members Joe Smith and Deputy Mayor Pamela Howeth reach their term limits and step down from the Council.