Southern Denton County residents will head to the polls starting this month to decide a plethora of municipal and school board contests.
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.
In Copper Canyon, there are contested races for the mayor’s seat and Places 2 and 4 on Town Council. In Place 4, incumbent Dave Svatik is not seeking re-election. Robin Davis and Karla Hohenberger are running for the seat.
Election Day is Saturday, May 4, with early voting April 22-27 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and April 29-30 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The candidates for Copper Canyon Place 4 are listed in alphabetic order under each individual contested race.
Place 4 (2-year-term)
Robin Davis, 56
What is the main issue facing your community and how would you address it: The greatest issue for our town is maintaining our quiet, open, rural feel in the face of area growth. First and foremost, the views, opinions and desires of all citizens must be heard and valued by the council and mayor. Citizens feel the approved new 88 acre development with lots less than 1/5 of an acre has been forced upon them. The current Master Plan, created in 2004, should be updated in a collaborative process with input from each household. Multiple town hall meetings should be held throughout the process where citizens and council have interactive discussions regarding preliminary plans before crafting a document which is again reviewed and discussed in an open forum before finalizing a plan that reflects the vision of residents.
Why are you the best candidate for this position: Being a long term resident and having a strong business background position me as the best Place 4 Candidate. My husband, Kelly, and I have lived on Jernigan Rd for 29 years. During that time, I’ve seen many changes providing me with perspective on the challenges that face our town. I have a strong business background as a Big 4 consultant in addition to providing operations and management reviews for the oil and gas and transportation industries. As a Marketing Manager for Burlington Northern Railroad, I managed $250 million in rail transportation. Additionally, my husband and I owned a home health agency providing care to Denton, Collin, and Tarrant counties.
Facebook page: Robin Douglas Davis 4 Copper Canyon
Website: None listed
Karla Hohenberger, 58
What is the main issue facing your community and how would you address it: Currently our biggest issue is growth and the need to update our Town Master Plan. I would work closely with other Council Members and Mayor to update the Town Master Plan with workshops and resident input.
Why are you the best candidate for this position: I have been a resident of Copper Canyon for 8 years and would like an opportunity to serve the community that I have grown to love. I do not have a private agenda only to help Copper Canyon to remain the safe and rural community that it is today.
Facebook page: None listed
Website: None listed