Q&A: Incumbent candidate Bobby Lindamood campaigns for Colleyville City Council Place 2 seat

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Colleyville City Council Member Bobby Lindamood is has filed for re-election to the Place 2 seat. He faces opposing candidate Vanessa Steinkamp in the upcoming May 4 general election.

Community Impact Newspaper sent Lindamood a series of questions about his candidacy. This article is part of ongoing May 4 election coverage and does not constitute an endorsement of the candidate. His written responses, edited for publication style, are below.

Why did you decide to run for this office?

When I initially ran for office, I was passionate about a number of issues that faced my community: to preserve low density, eliminate the over-exaggerated tiered water rates, institute term limits and instill full transparency at City Hall. As I sit here today, up for re-election, I am running on the basis of what I committed to do three years ago, and even though much has been accomplished, there is still much more work left to do to keep our community unique. Our council has surpassed expectations. We have maintained exceptional city services and our AAA bond rating while saving thousands of taxpayer dollars with our new bidding techniques. We did all this while lowering the yearly tax rate. I am running for re-election because I wish to continue delivering on my promises to you and this community.

What experience—professionally or politically—do you have that would prepare you for this position?

I attended Arlington Baptist College and spent my early years in preparation for the ministry. I have spent the past 18 years serving on the board of Texas Sports Reach Prison Ministry and eight of those years as the president of the board. I became an entrepreneur 14 years ago when I started JR’s Demolition and grew this business into one of the largest demolition companies in the [Dallas-Fort Worth] area. The combined experience of serving in ministry work and running a business contributed to my efforts serving as a Colleyville city councilman and mayor pro tem in balancing our city budget, managing debt and serving our city in the best interests of all the citizens. Additionally, I currently serve on the Colleyville finance board and the [tax increment finance]board.

What do you think is one of the biggest issues facing Colleyville, and how do you plan to address it on City Council?

[The Texas Department of Transportation’s] construction of Hwy. 26 is one of the biggest challenges our city continues to face. We instituted quarterly programs to help businesses impacted by the construction, and we must continue to support our local businesses throughout this project. We have plans to enhance and beautify the highway median and the gateway entries. Investing back into our city will make it more attractive to current and new potential businesses moving to our town. Glade Road phases 1B, 2A, and 2B are set to commence immediately following the completion of Hwy. 26. Another significant issue that we plan to resolve is the city’s drainage deficiencies. We have developed a new master drainage plan to move us in the right direction. This is an issue that affects many areas in Colleyville, and we are committed to finding solutions.

What else do you want voters to know about you?

I’m a true Texan of 47 years. I carry the Texas values of being conservative. I’m married to my high school sweetheart of 25 years and best friend for 30-plus years (don’t tell her I quoted the years). We have two children who are our precious jewels. Harper’s a senior at [Colleyville Heritage High School], and Reagan is an eighth-grader at [Colleyville Middle School]. With all the accomplishments in their short life so far, my favorite is the day they were baptized. I have served as a deacon of Sherwood Park Baptist Church and [am]currently a member of the pastoral alliance in Colleyville. I love to serve, help others in times of need and treat all people with respect. A handshake has value. I’m built with respect, love [for]one another and treat all people as family. Simply put, my word is my bond, and I have a deep love of our Colleyville!

More information about Lindamood and his campaign can be found here.

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Renee Yan
Renee Yan graduated May 2017 from the University of Texas in Arlington with a degree in journalism, joining Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in July.
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