Jean Levenick, former Flower Mound Town Council member and 22-year resident, announced her intent to file for mayor in the upcoming May 2018 election.
Levenick has been involved with several governmental organizations, from the local school district to the county level. She served a total of five years on town council from 2008 to 2010 and from 2012 to 2015.
“The council needs a respectful balance that is missing. Too often, council meetings become emotional marathons that leave residents and those doing business with the town believing decisions are made prior to a fair hearing of the facts,” said Levenick in a statement.
“Flower Mound deserves a Mayor that can lead the council through challenging decisions with professional, experienced leadership.”
Current Mayor Tom Hayden has met his term limit and cannot run for re-election, although he has not ruled out running for a council seat next year.
“I’m just getting started,” said Hayden. “One of the things I think our town really needs to focus on over the next decade is our park system. If we don’t have a focus on acquiring land, even if we can’t fully develop it at this time, our kids are going to find ourselves short. I’ve got some creative ideas on how we can achieve that.”
The filing period for the May municipal and school board elections runs from January 17 to February 16.