He will run against Chuck Kelley in the election May 5.
Community Impact Newspaper sent Maynard a series of questions about his candidacy. His written responses, edited for publication style, are below.
Q: What is your current occupation?
Currently, I am a Realtor with REMAX-RMDFW Associates. I have also been self-employed as a rare coin and precious metals dealer for more than 19 years.
Q: Why did you decide to run for this office?
I want to create a new atmosphere of civility in our community. I want to improve the quality of life by enhancing our community spirit and reducing divisiveness. [Providing an] independent voice for common sense solutions that represents every resident. I want our citizens to be treated as adults and told the entire story without spin. I want spending control so that the community's values are properly supported by the city. I believe public safety is paramount and can be further enhanced.
Q: What experience—professionally or politically—do you have that would prepare you for this position?
Professionally, as a small-business owner, I've been successfully self-employed for more than 26 years. My history shows a proven track record of fiscal responsibility, which is needed to make sound business and financial decisions. I understand how important relationships have been to my success, and the success of the organizations I have been involved with.
Politically, for more than two years I have proudly served the City of Colleyville as vice-chair of the Zoning Board of Adjustment and the Sign Board of Appeals. This judicial-type appointment has allowed me to become familiar with the Land Development Code and the City's Comprehensive Plan, all while gaining the valuable knowledge needed to make fair and informed decisions, which support the interest of our residents, business owners and the City of Colleyville. This appointed position has also allowed me to interact with, and build relationships with, the city's staff at all levels. I've also overseen numerous elections at the polls in my role as an election judge.
Q: If elected, what would be your top priorities?
Supporting our first responders to ensure they have the resources needed, the latest equipment and personnel to keep our citizens safe and our city one of the safest in Texas. Working diligently with our elected officials and staff to create the solutions needed to fully support all of our local businesses during this difficult time of the SH 26 and other road construction projects. I will extend a hand and reach out to our respective ISDs, and neighboring cities to build lasting relationships that will be beneficial to everyone now, and into the future. I will be a passionate voice in support of our citizens that voted for, and approved the upgrading of our roads, trails, and parks.
Q: What else do you want constituents to know about you and your background?
For the past two years, I've proudly served as vice-chair, for the City of Colleyville's Zoning Board of Adjustment and Sign Board of Appeals.
I am president of the Colleyville Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association. We are 501(c)(3) nonprofit that solely supports the Colleyville Police Department, Citizens on Patrol, and Explorers Programs.
As president, I initiated the process of having two dedicated parking spaces located at the Colleyville Police Department, which are lighted and monitored 24 hours a day designated as an “Exchange Zone.” The “Exchange Zone” provides our citizens a safer, alternative location to complete buy/sell/trade type transactions. This asset to our community also benefits those who have a need for family exchanges in a safer location.
As President of the Colleyville Citizens Police Academy Alumni Assoc., I initiated and put into motion the start of a Rape-Aggression-Defense self-defense class that is currently being offered for women only. This is a fantastic opportunity for them to receive quality, hands-on training that can help keep them safe. This class will be held monthly upstairs at the Colleyville Public Library.
As a member of the Citizens on Patrol Program, I have logged more than 500 hours of volunteer patrol time, helping to keep our community safe.
Beginning my third year as a member of the Board of Directors for the Colleyville Lion's Club, and happy to be an active member of the club since 2012.
I am co-chair of numerous fundraising events each year for the Lions Club, raising tens of thousands of dollars for sight-related charities throughout the world, as well as, the Presbyterian Night Shelter, and computers for the blind, just to name a few.
I am a Director, for the Colleyville Lion's LEO Club. This club is for young adults 13 to 18 years of age.
In 2016, I was presented with the Texas Lion's Camp-Lifetime Membership Award- recognition.
Other experience includes being an active member of the Colleyville Executive Organization. I am proud to have served as a Tarrant County Elections Judge numerous times. [I have received a] Certificate of Service award for serving with honor and distinction for Grand Jury service by former CDA, Joe Shannon. [I have been] nationally recognized and respected member of the Professional Numismatic Guild (nominated and elected by my peers), [and] nationally recognized as an Accredited Precious Metals Dealer (nominated and elected by my peers). [I have been a] small-business owner and successfully self-employed for more than 26 years, [served as] past coach/assistant coach for Colleyville Girls Softball Association, participated in the Colleyville Rotary Clubs’ Dancing For The Stars event in 2017, helping to raise thousands of dollars for worthy charities.