Jon Dahlvig is running for the Lewisville City Council Place 5 seat. Kristin Green has also filed for the seat.
Community Impact Newspaper sent Dahlvig a set of questions about his candidacy. His answers have been edited for publication style.
Why did you decide to run for this office?
I decided to run because I love our community and I want to see it continue to have that small-town feel.
What do you think is one of the biggest issues facing Lewisville today, and how do you plan to address it on council?
Crime. While major crime is trending down, crime overall is increasing. I want to work with our police department and community to identify where we can improve. This may mean hiring more officers, or preferably, creating a reserve officer division, and creating more crime awareness and prevention programs.
If elected, what would be your top priorities?
Safer community, property taxes, affordable housing and fiscal responsibility.
What experience—professionally or politically—do you have that would prepare you for this position?
Working as a paramedic and at times, in a management role, I have helped worked with cities and hospitals with contracts and community health programs. With Lewisville I currently sit in Place 4 on the Park Board, helping guide our City Council and parks and recreation department on matters pertaining to parks and recreation.