Flower Mound council seat draws opponent

The first contested Flower Mound Town Council race is official. Mike Walker of Bridlewood has filed to run against Kendra Stephenson in Place 1.

Stephenson is seeking her second term on council this May.

Walker sits on the town’s Planning & Zoning board, a position he was appointed to last fall.

He is semi-retired and works part-time as a group benefits advisor, along with serving as vice president of the DFW Chapter of the Community Associations Institute, which works with homeowner associations.

Walker previously held investment management positions with insurance and financial services companies and his earlier career involved land use planning positions with state and local governments, and an engineering company.

Walker’s community activities include being a member of the Bridlewood Homeowners Association’s Architectural Review Committee and a past President of their HOA Board of Directors.

He previously served on Flower Mound’s Board of Adjustments, Oil and Gas Board of Appeals, Transportation Commission and Park Board.

Prior to living in Texas, Walker served on the Plan Commission of Naperville, IL, the Office Council of the Downtown Denver Partnership, and the Chicago Development Council.

Walker is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, and functioned in the Civil Affairs branch. He earned a Master of Urban & Regional Planning degree from Virginia Tech, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fairfield (CT) University.

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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