Sharron Spencer is running for the Grapevine City Council Place 2 seat.
She will run against Carlos Merla in the May 5 election as an incumbent.
Community Impact Newspaper sent Spencer a series of questions about her candidacy. Her written responses, edited for publication style, are below.
Q: What is your current occupation?
A: Retired from American Airlines.
Q: Why did you decide to run for this office?
A: To continue serving the citizens and businesses of Grapevine.
Q: What experience—professionally or politically—do you have that would prepare you for this position?
A: Extensive city experience, including Planning & Zoning Commission, six years, chair, four years; City Council, 33 years; over 1,000 volunteer hours for city projects and activities; completed the first class of the Grapevine Citizens Police Academy; co-Chair, Grapevine Chamber of Commerce Building Committee; represented Grapevine in testimony before Texas Senate and House committees; represented Grapevine before the National Airline Commission in Washington, D.C.; co-Chair of GrapeFest; Baylor Hospital Development Council and much more.
Q: If elected, what would be your top priorities?
Continue conservative spending of taxpayer dollars, including to continue working to lower our tax rate. As a member of the council’s Facilities Committee, [I will] continue my efforts to include all possible options in fire stations 1 and 4 renovations, new stations 2 and 3, and the animal shelter remodel and expansion. Support traffic re-signalization efforts to improve traffic flow and continue encouraging high-quality corporations to locate in Grapevine to expand our tax base.
Q: What else do you want constituents to know about you and your background?
City experience matters! I was voted the Best of the Best Local Government Official in Grapevine and Colleyville in 2017 and 2015 by [Fort Worth] Star-Telegram readers! I prepared myself for service and have the knowledge and extensive experience necessary to help lead this city. My dedication and hard work have helped create the quality of life we enjoy, and it is vital that a proven leader with a well-established record be elected to help assure our neighborhoods and historic areas remain respected and protected, and our city continues to prosper.