Colleyville Mayor Pro Tem Bobby Lindamood announces run for mayor in 2022

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Bobby Lindamood was first elected to the Colleyville City Council in 2016. (Courtesy city of Colleyville)

Bobby Lindamood was first elected to the Colleyville City Council in 2016. (Courtesy city of Colleyville)

Bobby Lindamood, Colleyville City Council mayor pro tem and Place 2 representative, has announced that he is running for mayor of Colleyville in the upcoming May election.

Lindamood, who was first elected to City Council in spring 2016, announced his decision to run via Facebook on Nov. 23. In the post, Lindamood wrote that current Colleyville Mayor Richard Newton will term out of his position in May, which heavily influenced his choice to run.

In addition to Lindamood, Place 1 Council Member Tammy Nakamura is up for re-election. According to the Texas secretary of state’s website, the 2022 election for local political subdivisions will take place May 7.

“With these positions opening soon, Colleyville will have voids that need to be filled,” Lindamood wrote. “We are committed to continue the hard work we have already achieved.”

Lindamood told Community Impact Newspaper that he consulted with his family, prayed a lot and discussed running with his colleagues, who he said asked him “to step up and to do this.”

“I see the need, and I love to serve,” Lindamood said. “I really do. So I just felt like we've done so many great things, and I'd like to continue to do that as we've already started and continue those great things as we move forward.”

However, Lindamood said it is unfortunate that the city is losing Newton, who Lindamood said is a “blessing” to City Council and the community.

“He's got such a heart, [and] he loves Colleyville so much,” Lindamood said. “And you know what, I'm not Richard Newton—but we made a path together as a team, and I plan to continue those traditions that we've set forth. And I love that man to death.”
By Bailey Lewis
Bailey Lewis covers the cities of Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake, as well as Keller, Roanoke 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, the Malheur Enterprise and News21. When she's not writing, she enjoys spending time with her cat and watching documentaries.