Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Tim Nelson has announced that he is seeking re-election to the Frisco City Council Place 5 seat.
Nelson was first elected to Frisco City Council in 2011 and was selected to serve as mayor pro tem in 2016.
Nelson said he has enjoyed serving Frisco residents whether through being a voice for their concerns during council meetings or meeting with residents one-on-one.
“I just believe I’m a good barometer for what people in the city of Frisco are looking for,” he said. “To be able to continue in this role would be a real honor. I drive a lot of satisfaction in being a conduit for the people.”
If re-elected, Nelson said he would like to continue tackling some of Frisco biggest issues, including infrastructure, traffic, density and population growth.
During his time on Council, Nelson said some of his favorite projects that he has been involved with include planning for Grand Park and working on closing the Exide Technologies plant.
Nelson said the needs in Frisco are changing as the city grows. For instance, Frisco’s Police and Fire departments need to be prepared to address emergencies at the $5 Billion Mile developments or any other major developments that come online in Frisco.
“We need to make sure that we’re investing in the training of our uniformed personnel so that they’re best prepared to be of assistance and proactively take care of those areas,” Nelson said.
Nelson said he is also proud of the work he has been involved with in the local veteran’s community. Nelson himself serves in the United States Army Reserve and has participated in several veterans and military organizations, such as the Reserve Officers Association of the United States and the Association of the United States Army.
Nelson has also been involved with Frisco ISD school organizations and his neighborhood homeowners association.
“To be successful in this type of a role, one must not only be plugged in politically but really needs to be plugged in to the community,” he said. “…To represent the people of Frisco, you have to know the people in Frisco.”
Chris King has also filed for Place 5 on Frisco City Council. For more information on Nelson, visit www.votefortim.org.