The Cross Timbers Gazette asked each candidate in a contested race to answer a brief questionnaire to help voters make an informed decision at the polls this May. Election Day is Saturday, May 6, with early voting beginning Monday, April 24 running through Tuesday, May 2.
The candidates are listed in alphabetic order.
Argyle Town Council, Place 4
Jay Haynes, 58
The main issues facing your town and how you would resolve them: To control growth, development and future land use; limit inappropriate expansion and use the I-35W commercial corridor to generate new revenues to sustain our infrastructure and lifestyle. To protect neighborhoods and support our exemplary Argyle ISD, plus address public safety with enhanced utilities, services and improve our roads and highways.
Why voters should re-elect you: Leadership during change requires integrity, wisdom, courage and credibility. I have the necessary experience with a proven track record in public service. I will inspire action, be persistent and collaborate to help protect Argyle, so that unrestrained urban sprawl does not destroy our quality of life.
Current Occupation: Physician and Medical Director , JPS Health Network
Education: Bachelor of Science , Rhodes College Memphis, TN : MD ( Doctor of Medicine ), LSU Shreveport , LA ; Masters Science in Management UT Dallas, TX Board Certified Family Medicine , Licensed Designated Doctor for State of Texas
Current civic involvement: Argyle Town Council Member 3 years; serving second term Place 4 Commissioner Denton County Emergency Services District #1 since 2006
Past civic service: Tarrant County Hospital District Board of Managers, 2001-2004
Have you ever been arrested or involved in any criminal proceedings or civil suits? No
Additional Comments: We are thankful to live in Argyle and I am optimistic about the future. I will always be accessible for you and will act with fairness, honesty and respect. I will be prudent with tax dollars to promote accessible public safety for our families and preserve the essence of Argyle.
Todd A. Mankin, 41
The main issues facing your town and how you would resolve them: Traffic, Roads, Infrastructure and Safety, Residential density. I would like to slow down the planned explosive growth until we have sufficient roads, safety lights, sewage and drainage systems upgraded to support that growth. I would like to see fewer and larger residential lot requirements and commercial along I-35W.
Why voters should elect you: I want to be a genuine voice of the citizens. I hear concerns from citizens that seem to be repeatedly overlooked. I plan to be very visible in our community and deliver on the citizen’s visions, ideas and needs for Argyle.
Current occupation: Executive Director of Recruiting
Current civic involvement: MyComputerCareer Military Transition Program, MyComputerCareer POW MIA Freedom Car (NASCAR) National Sponsor, Military Missions In Action, MyComputerCareer Advisory Board Charter Member
Past civic service: DISYS MIlitary Transition Program, TEKsystems Military Transition program, Sadie’s Roanoke Volunteer/Metroport Meals on Wheels, Cross Timbers Church Fix My Ride Program
Have you ever been arrested or involved in any criminal proceedings or civil suits: N/A
Additional Comments: I hope to look back five years from now on this era in our towns growth and say that we built our town on the ideas and feedback from our beloved citizens. We listened to their concerns and took them into consideration before making decisions that would affect them and other families for years to come.