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Donnelly announces candidacy for mayor

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A familiar face is seeking the mayor’s office in Double Oak.

Double Oak Mayor Pro-Tem Mike Donnelly announced that he has filed to run for the post that he held a few years ago.

Donnelly has been elected three times by Double Oak voters to serve on town council, and served as mayor from 2009 to 2011.

After taking a year off for family time and trips, he returned to council in 2012 and was appointed by fellow council members as Mayor Pro-Tem. 

His duties increased last July after Mayor Tom Pidcock passed away due to complications associated with a prolonged illness.

“Our town continues to remember and honor Mayor Pidcock by council’s decision to leave his seat empty until the May election. That was the right thing to do and it would be quite an honor to follow him as the next elected mayor of Double Oak,” said Donnelly.

Donnelly has served on the town’s budget committee for several years and served as town liaison to federal, state and Denton County officials, the Double Oak Police Department, Double Oak Volunteer Fire Department and the Denton and Lewisville school districts. 

In 2003, Donnelly was recognized by the town for his dedicated service on behalf of the children of Double Oak, and in 2007, Donnelly, working with town officials and the business community, equipped Town Hall and the police department with medical defibrillator units. 

He has also completed the Texas Municipal League Public Funds Investment training.

Donnelly said that he enjoys working with town residents, business owners, and organizations such as the Double Oak Women’s Club, town employees and volunteers.

“I’ve been blessed to work with terrific colleagues on town council over the years, volunteers and alongside caring and professional town employees.”

Donnelly appreciates those who volunteer to serve on the town’s boards, committees, Double Oak Volunteer Fire Department and values the guidance and experience of current and past leaders of Double Oak and the history they have shared with him.

“I thank my wonderful wife, Treva, and daughter, Elizabeth, for their encouragement and support they provide me each day,” said Donnelly.

“It is indeed a special honor and privilege to be considered by the residents to serve and represent them and the Town of Double Oak again as mayor, and I thank everyone for their help and support.”

As of Feb. 26, no one else has filed to run for mayor.

The filing period for candidates runs through March 1. The last day to register to vote in the May 11 election is April 11.

 

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