Former Flower Mound Town Councilmember Steve Dixon announced his candidacy Thursday for Place 4 in the May 12 election, challenging Councilmember Steve Lyda, who is seeking a second term.
Dixon’s platform includes, “cultivating exceptional economic development and proactively recruiting top retailers and restaurants, expanding anti-drug education programs through partnerships with LISD, and establishing additional recreational opportunities and access to Lake Grapevine so residents can fully utilize Flower Mound’s unique natural amenities.”
Dixon said that he will also work to ensure the Town Council acts and votes in the best interests of all Flower Mound residents and businesses.
“The Town Council’s responsibility is to work together for the good of Flower Mound by representing the citizens through listening and understanding what is important to them. Several members of the Town Council are not currently meeting that responsibility,” said Dixon.
“Flower Mound residents and businesses deserve councilmembers who will represent the entire community with common sense, not half-truths, fear, and personal agendas.”
A supporter of Flower Mound’s Master Plan, and SMARTGrowth program, Dixon said that he will encourage citizen participation in Town government, and cites a desire to protect Flower Mound’s open space and unique character by supporting more “Green” community initiatives.
In addition, he pledged to support and maintain the current Oil and Gas Ordinance and continue improvement of Flower Mound’s streets in a manner that will coordinate construction schedules to minimize detours and traffic delays for the residents.
“Steve will bring experience as a small business owner, a resident, and a parent to the Town Council,” said Dr. Clayton Downing, Flower Mound resident and former LISD Superintendent. “I trust him to serve and represent Flower Mound with the utmost integrity, dignity, and common sense leadership.”
Dixon said that he is the most experienced candidate for Town Council, and has served the Town of Flower Mound from 2004-2011 on many boards and commissions and is an active member of the Chamber of Commerce.
He described himself as a Common Sense Conservative who supports responsible financial stewardship, and an independent representative who goes out of his way to seek all viewpoints.
Dixon said that his goals are inclusively serving all residents and businesses with common sense leadership, cultivating exceptional economic development, and protecting the values and vision that make Flower Mound unique.
A small business owner in Flower Mound, Dixon has resided in the town for 12 years with his wife, Amanda, and their two daughters.