Two candidates are vying for the Place 2 seat on the Grapevine City Council.

They are incumbent Sharron Rogers and Jason Rash.

Candidates were asked to keep responses under 50 words, answer the questions provided and avoid attacking opponents. Answers may have been edited or cut to adhere to those guidelines, or for style and clarity.

Community Impact is only asking candidates in contested May 4 contests to answer questionnaires

Sharron Rogers

Experience: Incumbent councilmember, Planning & Zoning Commission & chair, board of directors Tarrant Regional Transportation Coalition

Occupation: Retired

Contact Information: 817-488-6168

Why are you running for office?

To continue representing the citizens and businesses of Grapevine, and protect and support our community that many people have spent decades creating: the city and way of life we all love and enjoy today.

What are the biggest challenges facing the city?

To maintain our low property tax rate, we must continue attracting high-quality developments and businesses that generate sales tax. We must continue supporting and protecting our neighborhoods and strive to provide high quality amenities for our citizens.

How do you plan to address these issues?

Continue wise and conservative spending of taxpayer dollars, remain easily accessible to citizens and businesses, and work with our professional city staff to support the high quality performance they provide.

What would your top priorities be if you are elected?

Maintain or lower our tax rate—Grapevine has the lowest in Texas for a full-service city our size! Assure high-quality economic development projects. Continue our street improvement and repair program, and support renovation of the Library and our water treatment facility. Protect our neighborhoods and continue historic preservation projects.

Jason Rash

Experience: I am a relatively new resident but have lived abroad in four different countries and have owned my own company in a small town in Colorado

Occupation: Business development manager

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Why are you running for office?

Preserving Grapevine’s charm: I am running for City Council to champion Grapevine’s small-town feel and ensure safe, thriving pedestrian traffic.

What are the biggest challenges facing the city?

Keeping Grapevine great: Let’s grow Grapevine’s economy with tourism, but not at the expense of our awesome parks, streets, and fantastic police and fire departments. Safety first, always.

How do you plan to address these issues?

Candidate did not respond to the question.

What would your top priorities be if you are elected?

Growth, value, safety: For council I'll champion smart growth, low taxes and Grapevine's amazing quality of life. Strong police, fire and safe streets for all.