Election Q&A: Southlake City Council Place 1

Two candidates are running for Southlake City Council Place 1. (Community Impact staff)
Two candidates are running for Southlake City Council Place 1. (Community Impact staff)

Two candidates are running for Southlake City Council Place 1. (Community Impact staff)



SOUTHLAKE



City Council Place 1










Sabreena Hakemy




Occupation: entrepreneur; business owner; director of a community bank






What are the previous positions that you have held that are relevant to the office that you are running for?



SH: Previously, I was on the city of Southlake Zoning Board of Adjustment for two terms. My background as a banker and my experience in business and enterprise technology would be an asset to citizens, business owners and leadership of the City Council of Southlake.



Why are you running for office?



SH: I have lived in Southlake for over 27 years. Now that I am an established entrepreneur, I have the passion, energy and time to give back to the city that has shaped me into the woman I am today. I want to preserve and protect the Southlake way of life by working to lower property taxes, preserve lower-density single-family homes, say NO to apartments, reduce traffic and maintain parks and open spaces.









Kathy Talley




Occupation: event chair, Art in the Square; Carroll Education Foundation board member; Metroport Meals on Wheels board member






What are the previous positions that you have held that are relevant to the office that you are running for?



KT: I have the experience, integrity and commitment needed to serve the people of Southlake. My longtime service to the Southlake community has given me a unique perspective to be an advocate for all residents. Some of the positions that I have been honored to serve in various organizations that impact and enhance Southlake, as well as our schools and many other beneficiaries, include: festival event chair, Art In The Square; volunteer chair, Art in the Square; president, Southlake Women’s Club; annual school supply chair, Southlake Women’s Club; foundation chair, Southlake Women’s Club; executive board member, Carroll Education Foundation; chair, Culinary Celebration Event, Carroll Education Foundation; executive board member, National Charity League; Southlake Chapter Fashion Show event co-chair, National Charity League; board member, Southlake Carroll AP Booster Club.



Why are you running for office?



KT: I am running for Southlake City Council as it is a tremendous opportunity for me to be able to serve our city and its residents in an even greater capacity. I care deeply about the past, present and future of Southlake and want to play an important role in the shaping of our city’s future. Having lived here for almost 25 years, I am deeply committed to preserving all that makes Southlake such a unique and special place to live.


By Gavin Pugh
Gavin has reported for Community Impact Newspaper since June 2017. His beat has included Dallas Area Rapid Transit, public and higher education, school and municipal governments and more. He now serves as the editor of the Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake edition.


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