Next year’s political season will be power-packed with candidates running for a multiplicity of positions at all levels of government. One of those races will be for the Texas House of Representatives in District 65. The one-term incumbent, Michelle Beckley, a Democrat, will be on the ballot for her first reelection effort. As of this writing, there are 2 Republican challengers; Kronda Thimesch and Nancy Cline. The GOP and Democrat primary elections will be on March 3, 2020. I invited Ms. Cline to come over for a video interview to tell our viewers about her background and why she’s running for this office. www.votenancy.com The following info comes from a bio sent to me by the candidate:
“Nancy grew up in Port Arthur, Texas, home to Janis Joplin and Jimmy Johnson. She is running for the Texas House of Representatives District 65 in Denton County. Nancy and her family moved to Carrollton in 1998. She is a lifelong, pro-business Republican. She is a fiscal conservative and a Constitutional Republican. Nancy’s parents served as precinct chairs and election judges for most of their lives. Nancy received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1984 and a Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering in 1986, both from Texas A&M University. She is a Professional Engineer and a Certified Floodplain Manager. Her previous experience includes over twenty years working for municipalities and other governmental entities and 10 years in consulting engineering. She is currently a small business owner of NSC Engineering.
“Nancy has been active in ASCE since joining in 1983 as a student member and serving as Treasurer of the ASCE student branch at A&M. Highlights of her service include President of the Texas Section, President of the Southeast Texas Branch in Beaumont, Committee on Licensure, Region 6 Governor and many other volunteer positions. She just completed service as the Region 6 Director on the Global Board of ASCE in October 2019 representing Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Mexico. Previous ASCE awards include the Service to People Award from the Texas Section, the Award of Honor from the Texas Section and the ASCE Civil Engineer of the Year from the Dallas Branch.
“Nancy and her husband Jim have been married for over thirty years, and they have three children (Bob, CPT, USAF, Greg, and Allison; all Aggies). Nancy has served on the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD Board of Trustees since 2005 and in various offices, including President from 2012-2014 and 2018-2020. She has also volunteered as a PTA officer, Band Booster Club officer, Jr. League of Beaumont and Dallas. She is currently chair of the Administrative Council at her church. She is also a member of the Denton County Aggie Moms Club and DAR.”