The countdown continues in the Flower Mound Council race as the third candidate for Place 4 talks about his reasons for running. Tony Lawrence is the subject of today’s interview and the following is from his webpage: www.tonyforflomo.com “I’ve lived in Flower Mound since 2010 with my wife, Christina, and son, Jayden, 8. Our daughter, Sydney, 6, arrived a bit later and is our “true Texan.” We initially thought our time would be limited in the area due to the nature of my profession; however, as fate would have it, we’ve stuck around and are putting down deeper roots every day in a community that we have truly come to appreciate and love.
“I was born in northern California and moved to Bend, Oregon in middle school. I remained there until I joined the Air Force in 1997. In 2003, while serving overseas in Operation Iraqi Freedom, I learned that my older brother, Jeff, was to undergo brain surgery as a result of his five-year battle with brain cancer. I returned home to help care for Jeff, and honorably separated just before he died that July. I learned a lot that year; life is short; freedom isn’t cheap; sacrifice is more than lip service.
“With nearly every citizen I talk to, it becomes clearer that frustration with some of our elected officials has reached a fever pitch. ‘Is anyone listening?’ they ask me, and they are losing confidence that local government has their best interest at heart. From aging infrastructure to land use, we seem fractured in our identity as a town in a battle for its heart and soul. Whether raised in Flower Mound, or one of the thousands who have relocated here, everyone has a story as to what makes this town special, and how to keep it great.”
Bob Weir is a former NYPD officer, long-time Flower Mound resident and former local newspaper editor.