Weir: Derek France running for Flower Mound mayor

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Derek France

With Flower Mound’s current Mayor, Steve Dixon, taking himself out of the running for reelection, we have five candidates endeavoring to fill that seat.

With that many contenders for the open seat there’s a possibility that none of them will win 50% + one vote in order to win on May 1st. If no one gets a majority, there will be a runoff election some weeks thereafter and it will be between the candidates that had received the first and second highest number of votes on May 1st.

In addition to doing remote video interviews with all the candidates, I will be the moderator for the Flower Mound Town Forum at Town Hall on April 8th.

The video interviews are designed to introduce the candidates to the residents (voters) who will try to determine how the candidates, if elected, plan to deal with the most significant issues facing our town going forward.

In this interview, Derek France provides viewers with some background on his community experience and how he would tackle the issues most important to residents. The following biographical info was sent by the candidate:

“My name is Derek France, and I’m working to earn your vote for Flower Mound Town Mayor.  I am excited about our campaign and to get out to meet even more residents of this great Town of ours.  My wife Amanda and I have been married for 23 years. We have been blessed to live in Flower Mound for the past 10 years, where we raised our three children.  Our son is an active-duty US Marine, our oldest daughter attends school in College Station, and our youngest daughter will graduate in May and then join her sister in Aggieland this fall.

“I am passionate about giving back to our community through philanthropy and volunteering.  I currently serve as an active member on the Town’s Veterans Liaison Board and Animal Services Board and have also volunteered my time and expertise to the Lewisville ISD Education Foundation (LEF) on an ongoing basis.  I am an active member of the Flower Mound Chamber of Commerce and other professional organizations such as the International Stability Operations Association (ISOA), National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), and the National Eagle Scout Association (NESA).

“Our Town’s forefathers, like Bob Rheudasil our first Mayor and Edward Marcus who helped guide our Towns growth, worked hard to make this a prosperous and community-based place to live.  I will take an active role in focusing on the issues and prosperity in Flower Mound through principled, innovative leadership.  I will work together with the Town Council and Staff to review our past successes and create a path that enables actions that include advancing limited government, managed spending, lower taxes, and individual liberty, while ensuring balance and respecting community differences and cultures.

“Flower Mound should be a place where our residents can work, play, worship and have successful small businesses that can all co-exist in a planned and complementary community.  This is best served with open transparent government that’s accountable; we can then focus on accomplishing the rest, together as one governing body. As Mayor, I will continue to convey an open and transparent dialog to foster an environment of inclusion for all our citizens in the community.

As Mayor, focusing on my established priorities will provide a cohesive sense of direction and positive results with opportunity for all.  Accomplished through fiscally conservative leadership, focused priorities for action, and leadership at the Town Council meetings. I am proud for the opportunity to serve our Town and to be the leading supporter for its success and prosperous future. Above all, I stand for truth, justice, freedom, equality, and opportunity. I’m Ready to Lead.  Vote Derek for Mayor on May 1st. Be sure to keep up to date with our campaign and events by liking and following our official Page and website at www.facebook.com/DerekForMayor or www.DerekFrance.com

About The Author

Bob Weir

Bob Weir is a former NYPD officer, long-time Flower Mound resident and former local newspaper editor.

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