Thursday, March 23, 2023

Flower Mound P&Z commissioner announces candidacy for Town Council

A town board member announced Thursday night that he is running for Flower Mound Town Council.

Flower Mound Planning & Zoning Commissioner Robbie Cox announced during the public comment section of Thursday night’s that he’ll seek the Place 3 seat on Town Council, which is currently held by Ben Bumgarner and expires in May 2022. Bumgarner announced this week that he’s running for a local seat in the Texas House of Representatives.

Cox, a Flower Mound resident since 2005, was appointed to P&Z in 2018 and currently serves as vice chair in Place 2. He has worked in the insurance industry since 2008, currently serving as senior vice president for business development at Dagley Insurance.

In his announcement, Cox said he strongly believes in listening to residents and finding solutions that work for them, and he wants to keep Flower Mound as a great place to live.

“Several of the issues facing our town currently include managing smart growth in our western and southern corridors, investing in needed infrastructure, all while maintaining a strong local economy,” Cox said in a news release. “As a long-term resident of Flower Mound, I believe I bring a broad perspective of experience that will consider all stakeholders and work to pass measures that make sense for the entire community. My commitment will be to continue to enhance the quality of life in Flower Mound while preserving the aspects that make Flower Mound the unique Town that it is. It is often said that we offer big city amenities, yet it is important we maintain our small town charm.”

Place 3 and Place 1, currently held by Adam Schiestel, will be on the May ballot. Candidates for local May elections can file between Jan. 19 and Feb. 18, 2022. Election Day will be May 7, 2022.

Mark Smith
Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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