Robbie Cox, a member of the Flower Mound Planning and Zoning Commission, has announced he will be running for Flower Mound Town Council Place 3 next year.

“I'm running for Flower Mound,” he said. “That means I'm running to be cooperative, collaborative and positive to find solutions that are best for the entire town.”

The council seat is held by Ben Bumgarner, whose term expires in May. Bumgarner announced in November that he is running for the District 63 seat of the state House of Representatives. The next town election is May 7. The official filing period for that election will open Jan. 19.

Cox has served as the vice chair for the commission since 2018. Professionally, he is the senior vice president for business development at Dagley Insurance.

If elected to the council, Cox said he plans to focus on growth in Flower Mound.

“I have just seen the whole area change a whole lot over the years,” he said.

He said he would like to apply his experience on the commission to his potential time on Town Council.

“We have to be very careful about what we do with the land we have,” he said. “We have to be thinking about it from a financial perspective and what is good for the entire town.”

Cox said the council needs to look carefully at how Flower Mound develops over the coming years because there is limited space left. Two areas of concern for Cox are the Cross Timbers Conservation District and the Lakeside Business District, he said.

He said the council needs to be intentional when looking at the “finishing stages” of Flower Mound development.

Cox and his family moved to Flower Mound in 2005. He said he hopes to represent every voice in town.

“I have the ear to listen to residents from all of the Flower Mound, not just the residents in my backyard,” he said.