1. What are your qualifications for this office? (75 words or fewer)

1. What are your qualifications for this office? (75 words or fewer)


Throughout my career I have held positions in management, sales and service. I have enjoyed the service positions most for it is there that I can actually see that I can make a difference. I feel my qualifications for this office is simple. I am a willing citizen of Sherman able to assist ALL of the people of Sherman in being their voice from the community. NO BIAS / NO AGENDA / FAIR TO ALL.


2. Why are you seeking this office? (75 words or fewer)


To make a difference! NO BIAS / NO AGENDA / FAIR TO ALL. I will assist the city of Sherman in making wise fiscal decisions that affect ALL of the residents in our community. I feel that we must be economically sound for our current citizens and the future generations to come. The actions that are taken today by the leaders of our community have a long term effect on the future growth of Sherman.


3. What are the two most important issues facing the city of Sherman in the coming year? Please explain. (100 words or fewer)


Aging infrastructure such as street repair, as well as sewer and water lines throughout our city are in need of repair. Our water and sewer treatment plants are also in need of much needed improvements to meet usage requirements. Road improvements are always needed. The continuation of the Street Sales Tax Initiative is needed to improve and maintain our streets.


The city budget is always a concern. I will assist the city in making wise fiscal decisions that affect ALL of the residents in Sherman.


4. What is your position on raising property taxes to help fund the city’s Capital Improvement Projects? Please explain. (100 words or fewer)


I do not support raising property taxes for Capital Improvement Projects. Low property taxes are what attract prospective businesses to our city. More businesses will create more residents which will increase the city’s homeowners which add more property taxes collected for Capital Improvement Projects. I would prefer to see an increase in sales taxes for these projects. We do have residents in Sherman that are non-property owners that would also benefit from these projects. FAIR FOR ALL funding of city facilities would be a sales tax. Increasing our property taxes would have a negative effect on the residents of Sherman.


Related


Early voting starts Monday; list of polling places


League of Women Voters election guide


LWVG — Lawrence Davis, candidate for Sherman City Council, District 1


LWVG — Steven Ingram, candidate for Sherman City Council, District 1


LWVG — Jim Travis, candidate Sherman City Council, District 3


LWVG — Tom Watt, candidate for Sherman City Council, District 3