Donnelly has a long record of service to the community. He was elected three times by Double Oak voters to serve on town council, and first 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.
In 2013, he was elected as Mayor to fill the seat left vacant after Mayor Tom Pidcock passed away in July 2012 due to complications from a prolonged illness.
Donnelly has served on the town’s budget committee for several years and was the 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.
Donnelly said that Double Oak is relatively debt free and has no outstanding bond indebtedness. It has one of the lowest overall property tax rates in Denton County and has been recognized as a desirable, safe and scenic community.
“I am confident that by working together, we will continue to achieve great things for our town. The town is fortunate to have dedicated employees and volunteers, proud residents and devoted elected officials over its forty years,” said Donnelly.
“Double Oak residents’ actions over the years have made it well known to be a town of volunteers. It would be an honor to continue to serve the residents of Double Oak as Mayor.”
Council members Dr. Ara Minassian and Steve Durbin have also indicated they intend to seek re-election this May.
The official filing period begins on Jan. 28 and goes until Feb. 27.