Southlake City Council

Laura Hill - Mayor

Top priorities:

  • Maintain our low-to medium-density city

  • Be proactive, not reactive, and get our citizens involved in the development process earlier

  • Fast-track all mobility projects that help alleviate residential traffic flow

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Carolyn Morris - Mayor

Top priorities:

  • Immediately evaluate and prioritize solutions to Southlake’s traffic issues

  • Focus on maintaining low density north of SH 114 and protect Southlake’s homes and families

  • 114 Corridor: actively pursue corporate campus development complimentary to area

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Shawn Mccaskill - Place 2

Top priorities:

  • Continue to mandate lower-density developments while adhering to existing zoning and ordinances

  • Address traffic issues by expanding roads, adding turning lanes and constructing new roundabouts

  • Use surplus sales tax revenue to increase reserves, pay down debt and lower property taxes

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Pamela A. Muller - Place 2

Top priorities:

  • Focus on addressing Southlake’s current and future traffic challenges and retail saturation

  • Ensure that Southlake remains a safe place to live, work and raise a family

  • I oppose high-density multifamily housing

  • Continue reducing residents’ tax burden

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John Huffman - Place 5

Top priorities:

  • Protect and preserve the unique qualities of Southlake while thoughtfully managing growth

  • Manage tax dollars in a responsible, effective manner and reduce tax burdens where feasible

  • Work with citizens, private partners and city staff to creatively increase green space

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Grapevine City Council

William D. “Bill” Tate *- Mayor

Top priorities:

  • Invest in quality of life projects such as trails, sidewalks and streets to benefit everyone

  • Develop the 185 acre tract of land to bring in sales tax to strengthen the city’s budget

  • Study, reevaluate and reinvest in the property along the proposed TEXRail line

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Marc Blum - Place 1

Top priorities:

  • Lower the actual amount residents pay every year in property taxes, not just the percentage

  • Responsible spending by reviewing bids awarded to contractors for municipal projects

  • Bring new jobs and businesses to Grapevine by actively seeking companies

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C. Shane Wilbanks* - Place 1

Top priorities:

  • Economic development: seek tourism tax dollars to keep property tax rates low

  • Transportation: continue to work with DART and TEXRail for rail service and for a rail depot

  • Quality of life: enhance quality-of-life resources that make Grapevine a great place to live

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Sharron Spencer* - Place 2

Top priorities:

  • Continue the tradition of conservative spending of taxpayer dollars

  • Work to attract quality businesses to Grapevine to add to our tax base

  • Protect, support and preserve Grapevine’s unique heritage that the community loves

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Colleyville City Council

Nancy Coplen - Place 5

Top priorities:

  • Listen to all citizens as shown over last 14 years

  • Manage Colleyville’s budget conservatively

  • Renew infrastructure, complete SH 26, fix Glade Road to standard and maintain high-quality public services

  • Continue sensible economic development

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Elizabeth Zeitlin - Place 5

Top priorities:

  • Infrastructure: prioritize road refurbishments and reconstruction to address traffic flow and safety by utilizing existing resources and tax revenue

  • Property rights: Property rights should be protected for all of our homeowners. I will stand up for the rights of all Colleyville citizens

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Bobby Lindamood - Place 6

Top priorities:

  • Transparency: support open door meetings, involve the entire community in the decision-making process, and make myself directly accessible

  • Infrastructure: 1/3 of Colleyville’s streets need repair, infrastructure improvements and respecting our property rights with fiscal responsibility

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Mike Taylor* - Place 6

Top priorities:

  • Reduce the property tax burden on our homes by building on our economic development success

  • Protect our low property tax rate, AAA credit rating and high cash reserves

  • Maintain the highest public safety at the lowest cost to taxpayers

[email protected]

Carroll ISD

Read Ballew* - Trustee place 4

Ballew was the only candidate to file for the Place 4 election. Originally elected in 2009, this is his third three-year term on the board.

*Candidate did not provide information

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Danny Gilpin - Trustee place 5

Gilpin was the only candidate to file for the Place 5 election. He will serve a three-year term.

*Candidate did not provide information


The Carroll ISD board of trustees cancelled its May elections for two open board of trustee seats because only one person filed for each open seat. Ballew and Gilpin will automatically begin their terms May 18. Canceling the election saves the district about $12,000.

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD

Mark Assaad - Place 1

Top priorities:

  • Increase opportunities for AVID, ASPIRE and STEM programs by testing students early

  • Fiscal responsibility of tax dollars and increase of funds allotted for classroom instruction

  • Strengthen programs for students with learning differences and Advanced Placement at all levels

[email protected]

Mindy McClure - Place 1

Top priorities:

  • The endorsement, advancement and continued improvement of GCISD’s high-caliber education

  • Advocate for the needs of each and every student in GCISD, drawing on my personal, varied experiences with my own children and utilizing my law school degree

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Kathleen Thompson - Place 1

Top priorities:

  • Promoting educational excellence

  • Public safety, neighborhood schools

  • Open, accessible government

  • Protection of property values

  • Adding CHHS trustee zoned representation, with students in district

[email protected]

Jesse David Hoffman - Place 2

Top priorities:

  • Focus on academics through top-quality specialized programs; improved special needs programs

  • Balance the budget by reduced spending and bring a fresh perspective to eliminate the deficit

  • Stabilize school boundaries to prevent the
    unnecessary rezoning of our neighborhoods

[email protected]

Becky St. John* - Place 2

Top priorities:

  • Institute meaningful changes to Robin Hood financing and the STAAR accountability system

  • Increase National Merit scholars, AP participation, and career and technical offerings

  • Support GCISD programs such as STEM, ASPIRE  Academy, Dual Language and iUniversity Prep

[email protected]

Voter ID requirements**

When voting in person, Texas voters are required to present one of seven specific forms of photo identification before they may cast their ballot. Under Senate Bill 14, which was passed by the Texas Legislature in 2011 but did not take effect until a June 25, 2013, decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, voters must present one of the following forms of identification to vote:Texas driver’s license

  • Texas personal ID card issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety

  • Texas concealed handgun license issued by DPS

  • U.S. military ID card with photo

  • U.S. certificate of citizenship or U.S. certificate of naturalization showing photo

  • U.S. passport book or card

  • Election ID certificate (EIC)

With the exception of the U.S. citizenship certificate, the identification must be current or have expired no more than 60 days before being presented for voter qualification at the polling location. To obtain a free EIC, voters will need to show documents proving citizenship and identity. For most Texans, that means their birth certificate and two supporting documents, including:

  • Social Security card

  • Voter registration card

  • School records

  • Medicare or Medicaid card

  • ID card issued by a government agency

  • Expired Texas ID

In almost every circumstance, voters voting by mail do not need to provide a photo ID. Furthermore, eligible voters age 65 and older and those with disabilities qualify for ballot by mail.

Changing of name or address

The deadline for a name or address change is April 9. If a resident is moving within the same county, he or she may visit the Texas Secretary of State’s website at to complete the change of address as well as a name change.

Voters will need their driver’s license number, voter registration card or voter unique identifier number, which is listed on the voter registration card or may be obtained from a county voter registrar’s office. If a voter has a registration card, he or she may fill out the address change on the back of the card and mail it to the address listed on the card.

In Tarrant County voters may also download the name or address change form at here. Voters may also pick up a change form at any Tarrant County Tax Assessor/Collector office. Visit the website or call 817-831-8683 for more information.

For more info

For more information and follow-up on the elections, visit The general and special elections included in this guide will be on ballots in the communities covered by Community Impact Newspaper’s Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake edition.


**Information updated as of March 11. Texas’ voter photo ID requirements are subject to change. Visit for any updates.