Argyle Mayor Matt Smith has confirmed that he is running for re-election this May.
Smith, a lifelong Argyle resident but political newbie, took 51 percent of the vote in 2011 against two-term incumbent Mayor Greg Landrum and long-time council member Dona Schroetke.
His first term was marked with controversy, with his hands-on approach to the daily affairs of town hall and frequent clashes with longtime council member Bonny Haynes.
“As you know, tensions ran high during my first year in office but most of the naysayers quickly realized how much I love Argyle and spend about 50 hours of my week making Argyle the best kept secret in North Texas,” said Smith.
Smith said that economic development and infrastructure are his top priorities.
“Like I promised in my campaign, I have continued to lead the community with integrity, held those accountable for their actions, protected Argyle’s heritage and worked with commercial developers to bridge the gap and provide our citizens with the essential goods and services that we currently have to drive to neighboring towns to obtain. I am working with Commissioner Andy Eads on getting the Old Justin Road reconstruction going among many other great projects in town.”
The terms of Place 2 council member David Wintermute, and Place 4 council member Bonny Haynes also expire on May 11.
In the Argyle ISD, the seat held by Steven Moore and a seat vacated by Brenda Alexander last year will be on the ballot. Trustee election packets can be picked up at the Argyle ISD Administration Office.
The filing period for candidates runs through March 1. The last day to register to vote in the May election is April 11. Early in-person voting will be April 29–May 7.