Voter guide: Montgomery City Council Place 3

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Nick Haddad

Nick Haddad

Hometown: raised in Cypress, lives in Montgomery
Experience: Architectural Control Committee member for Buffalo Springs neighborhood; business development manager for Bureau Veritas, former operations and technical manager
713-534-3748 • picknick2019@gmail.com
Top priorities: smart growth, preserving Montgomery’s unique character and culture, ensuring developments increase community value, keeping the city government transparent and accountable to citizens

Considering the city of Montgomery’s new downtown master plan that’s in its early stages, what is your opinion on balancing growth with historic value in downtown historic Montgomery?
Haddad: I think it is important to grow as a city, but we need to remember what makes Montgomery unique and special to all who live here.

How would you support local businesses and jobs in the Montgomery area?
Haddad: I think we are currently on the right path in supporting our local businesses with the new signage that has been added downtown. In addition, we could help by holding more events downtown, bringing in tourists and highlighting our local businesses.

What legislative priorities do you think are most important locally for the city of Montgomery?
Haddad: For me, the most important legislative priorities for the city of Montgomery are public safety and transportation.

What do you envision for the future of the city of Montgomery?
Haddad: I envision Montgomery growing in the smartest way possible by being strategic in the commercial properties we bring in, while continuing to give that hometown feeling to all of our citizens and guests.

T.J. Wilkerson (incumbent)

Hometown: did not respond by press time
Experience: current Montgomery City Council member, Place 3
twilkerson@ci.montgomery.tx.us
Top priorities: did not respond by press time

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