I have decided not to seek re-election to another council term.
When I finish this term, I will have served for five years and will have completed much of what I set out to accomplish in my initial decision to serve.
I am proud of what the council has achieved for Stephenville
We have lowered taxes, spent more efficiently, and improved services. We have restored a responsive, open government that is economically focused and that strives to be business friendly.
One of the biggest achievements was in setting up a new tourism board. The upcoming “Moola Balloonfest” is a direct result of the creativity and innovation set loose by this action. And–finally–we are nearing a deal to sell Proctor water, offsetting some of the cost of that boondoggle which is a stark reminder of how Council decisions can affect taxpayers for years beyond individual council members’ tenures.
You will have choices for council in this upcoming election; choose with care, because it matters who represents you.
Serving on the council has been an extraordinary experience. I have learned so much and have had the opportunity to work with many fine people.
Most of all I am grateful to the citizens of our wonderful town.
To all my supporters, family, friends who have stood by me, and, especially to the voters who trusted me with their votes, I humbly say thank you; it was an honor to serve.