Candidate Q&A: Colleyville mayor

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Ahead of the May election, meet the two candidates running to serve as Colleyville's mayor. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Ahead of the May election, meet the two candidates running to serve as Colleyville's mayor. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Learn more about the candidates running for Colleyville mayor ahead of the May 7 election.







Bobby Lindamood



Experience: [I have served] six years on Colleyville City Council, [with] five as mayor pro tem. I'm a member of the Colleyville Audit Committee, Colleyville Economic Development Corporation board of directors, Colleyville Crime and Prevention District board of directors, Tax Increment Finance District board of directors [and] Texas Sports Reach Prison Ministry board of directors, and [I am] president of Colbert Boat Club Cartwright, Oklahoma. [I am] also involved in many charities, [including] local youth sports and Lions club.


Occupation: [I am the] founder and COO of JR's Demolition, a 16-year-old multimillion-dollar small business. [It is] one of the top three demolition businesses in North Texas. [I am] responsible for all financial decisions, contracts, employees and business development. [I am] a demolition specialist, master of Paydirt systems [and a] civil plans examiner.


Candidate Website: www.bobby4mayor.com


Contact_info: [email protected]





Why are you running for office?



BL: I am running for mayor to protect a six-year track record of putting the interests of Colleyville citizens first. I want to continue to protect the integrity of existing neighborhoods; ensure that Colleyville continues to provide the best value in the state to residents; keep your city tax bill as low as possible; maintain and improve the high quality of parks and trails; upgrade roads and infrastructure; and provide complete support to the best police and fire service in the country.



What are the biggest challenges facing the residents of Colleyville?



BL: It’s an ongoing challenge to protect the values and citizen interests mentioned above. Specific infrastructure challenges include completing the Glade Road project by November of this year; completing the current Cheek Sparger project; preparing the design of the Jackson Road bridge replacement since that funding has been approved; and receiving the funding for the Bedford Road bridge replacement. Once these few projects are complete, Colleyville will see some smooth sailing for many years to come.



If elected, what would be your top priorities?



BL: I want to maintain and improve the successful financial policies and procedures implemented during the last six years: “no new revenue” tax rate and five-year capital plans all funded in cash. I will maintain our vision of appropriate zoning, larger lots and keeping Colleyville unique. I will continue to support the Colleyville business community with tangible programs that help them succeed and improve sales tax revenue. I will support appropriate zoning and development in our northern and southern gateways, done with the highest standards and exceptional quality. I will continue our Ministerial Alliance, started in 2016 by Mayor [Richard] Newton.



What are some new ideas or programs you would like the Colleyville City Council to explore?



BL: The council is always exploring ways to improve Colleyville. Over the last six years, this council has made it a priority to make Colleyville a premier destination for residents and businesses. I want to encourage more citizens to be involved through our existing committees and boards, and new ones as needed. We are proud of the citizen committees who make great partners in decision-making. Plus, I will be leading the charge to find additional grants for improvements just as we did for the Jackson Road bridge, Bluebonnet Road, Cheek Sparger and other improvements.












David Kelly



Experience: Mayor of Colleyville 2005-2016; active community volunteer; recognized community leader; over 24-year resident


Occupation: Certified Financial Planner and principal/partner of Cornerstone Professional Advisor Services; over 30 years of experience in financial services industry




Contact_info: [email protected]





Why are you running for office?



DK: Recently, we have seen the Colleyville City Council being associated with and influenced by outside political groups. As the recognized leader of the city, it is important that the mayor be actively involved in the community and support all Colleyville residents and business owners. I am committed to Colleyville, actively involved in the community and not associated or directed by any outside political groups or individuals. I am running for mayor to bring the focus and direction of Colleyville back to all Colleyville residents—not based on the directives of outside political groups and individuals.



What are the biggest challenges facing the residents of Colleyville?



DK: 1. Finding more nonproperty-tax revenue sources to offset the increasing resident’s property tax burden. Under the current council, city revenues funding the city budget from taxpayer property tax has increased from 54% in [fiscal year 2015-]16 to 61% in FY [2021-]22. 2. Replacing our aging water and wastewater infrastructure, which is over 60 years old in some parts of the city. 3. Keeping the direction of Colleyville in the hands of the residents—not outside political groups and individuals. Colleyville needs leadership that is free from this influence. 4. Keeping outside political groups and individuals from changing our schools.



If elected, what would be your top priorities?



DK: 1. Maintaining Colleyville’s small town feel and charm while bringing in additional businesses and services to support our resident’s needs. 2. Focusing on providing core services and addressing our long-term infrastructure needs. We need to get away from excess spending, such as multimillion-dollar city land purchases, which remove tax revenue from the city, and multimillion-dollar vanity entry way markers. 3. Having a strong relationship and supporting our school district leadership and objectives. 4. Keeping Colleyville, Colleyville.



What are some new ideas or programs you would like the Colleyville City Council to explore?



DK: 1. Focus again on full-time economic development with an economic development director and department staff. 2. More community programs and services for our seniors, due to our aging population, and our youth, which are our community’s future. 3. More focus on beautification and environmental impact issues. Cleaning up noncompliant eyesore properties—protecting and planting more trees.







By Bailey Lewis
Bailey Lewis covers the cities of Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake, as well as Keller, Roanoke, Westlake, Trophy Club and northeast Fort Worth. In December 2020, she graduated from the University of Oklahoma with her Bachelor's degree in journalism. Previously, she worked and interned for various publications, such as Local Profile, the OU Daily, Malheur Enterprise and News21. When she's not writing, she enjoys spending time with her cat and watching documentaries.