Frederick Frazier is running for the at-large seat on McKinney City Council. This is Frazier’s first time running for public office.
Community Impact Newspaper sent Frazier a set of questions about his candidacy. His answers have been edited for publication style.
Why are you running for McKinney City Council’s at-large seat?
The Leadership McKinney class was instrumental in helping me learn and understand the practices and principles that go into leadership of a city. My experience working with different cities across the state on public safety issues has provided me the opportunity to work with different public agencies and bring groups together. This combination of experience, developed skills and the desire to make an impact in our community has brought me back to McKinney to serve in a leadership role.
What experience—professionally or politically—do you have that would prepare you for this position?
Though this is my first foray into elected office, I have spent my career working
for the public. From police officer to US marshal, I have spent the last decade in
leadership positions advocating for stronger public safety, becoming a leading
voice for law enforcement in the state of Texas, and personally raising millions of
dollars to benefit the families of fallen officers.
• 23 years with Dallas Police Department
• 15 years with the US Marshals Office
• First Vice President of the Dallas Police Association
• President of Assist the Officer Foundation
• Participated and represented Texas law enforcement in the 82nd (2011),
83rd (2013), 84th (2015), and 85th (2017) Texas legislative sessions.
If elected, what would be your top priorities for the city?
• Transportation, traffic and roadways
• Economic development
• Public safety
What is your stance on the proposed US 380 alignments?
I am reviewing all of the information available to the public, which is substantial. From my understanding, [the Texas Department of Transportation]has asked the city to wait on a publicly supported resolution on an alignment. I think it would be premature to voice an opinion until all of the information is available.
What should the city be doing to address the projected population growth, especially as it relates to providing city services?
The city should conduct a survey to identify current and projected issues from the citizen’s perspective on transportation, traffic and roadways. The city should be proactive in planning and funding the appropriate dollars for infrastructure that will serve the needs of future development. The city should ensure that McKinney has adequate public safety per household to maintain a safe quality of life for its citizens.
More about Frazier’s campaign can be found on his website at www.frazierformckinney.com