Why I am running for reelection for Springtown City CouncilWhy are you qualified to reelected to the city council?
Bachelors Degree in Political Science- University of NevadaThe University Of Nevada College of Business earning a Masters Degree in Public Administration and Urban Planning with an emphasis on administrative law, policy and budgetary creation and implementation
Current three term Springtown City Councilman-reelected in 2008 & 2010
Mayor Pro Tem City of Springtown 2007-2008 Appointed City of Springtown Planning and Zoning Commission / City of Springtown Impact Fee Advisory Board 2003-2006
Appointed Mayor Sign Committee for City of Springtown 2004
Board Member Springtown Farmers Market 2003-2005
Secretary/Treasurer Springtown Farmers Market 2003-2005
Experienced in Economic Development
Current on governmental issues facing Springtown and Parker County
Current on Texas Statutes; Texas Government Code, Texas Local Government Code
Mayors' Task Force on Communications for the City of Springtown (Verizon DSL Service) 2006-present
Mayors' Task Force on Transportation for the City of Springtown and Mayors Springtown Transportation Board 2006-present - (New Lake Street Road and Bridge Project giving a new North-South artery through Springtown, Springtown East and West Loop Projects, over six miles of new and asphalt rehabbed roadway in Springtown. Two new East-West arteries in Springtown 5th and 9th streets.
Board Member North Central Texas Council of Governments Regional Transportation Stakeholders Roundtable working to solve transportation issues for the future of North Central Texas including Parker County And Springtown
Texas Municipal League Legislative Council- 2009-20102.What convinced you to run for reelection to the city council
We still have projects we need to complete the we have started , I just dont to leave any unfinished business. As you City Councilman for place five for the last three terms I have always worked very hard with the City Council and our partners the Springtown ISD and the Springtown Chamber of Commerce as a team player, including everyone and inviting all opinions and gone far above the call of duty to serve and represent all Springtown citizens equally and fairly with years of voluntary service to the City of Springtown. And, if re-elected , I look forward to continue working with all our special interest like the Springtown ISD and the Springtown Chamber of Commerce in planning for the future of Springtown. I recognize, as you might , at this particular point and time in our Springtown history, with all the improvements that we have made to the City and surrounding area since I was first elected to the Springtown City Council years ago and the momentum we have built up for progress since first elected to the City Council, I realize that the City is in dire need and the time is right now to continue the progressive move forward with my progressive vision for the future that’s brought us this far and if re-elected I will continue to be that full time city councilman devoting my city councils’ focus and energy on securing the future prosperity, financial security and positive controlled growth plan that will ensure that Springtown will thrive and prosper in the near and distant future while retaining that small town atmosphere we all moved here for. Like many of you, I wasn’t born here or attended elementary school here. I chose to live in Springtown. Springtown is my home and I care for Springtown just as much as someone who has lived here all their lives. This should be obvious to everyone who knows me by my years of volunteerism for the City, always a smile and always willing to help with a “can-do enthusiastic” attitude. Like you, I chose to build here, invested my money in my home and property inside the City just like you and sent my son to graduate from Springtown schools just like you did. After living in my home for a period of years I do expect my property values to go up and to get a nice return on my investment if I chose to and in that respect, I’m am just like you too. Our work on the City Council proves I am not afraid to speak up and do what has to be done even when it is not popular always acting it is in the best interest of all Springtown citizens. I’m on your side. My work on the City Council is not near finished, If re-elected, I will continue to work to remove roadblocks to progress the City has had to endure since I began serving as your City Councilman trying to move the City forward and improve and enhance our quality of life and everyone bottomline on thier investment in Springtown. Any elected official who wants to be reelected must be able to run on not only a vision for the future but, a record of accomplishments for the City. Acknowledging all the improvements to the Springtown area that I have either initiated on my own or played a role in getting accomplished around Springtown in the last five years (Verizon DSL, New Walnut Creek Road and Bridge Project, new additional ambulance service from the Hospital District, East and West loops around Springtown) I know, if you re-elect me, there is much more work to be accomplished I’m running on a proven vision for the future and an established record of accomplishments for the citizens of Springtown since being elected years ago and I am confident that if re-elected I can and will do more for the citizens of Springtown as your councilman. For years I have worked very hard this fact is undeniable by anyone, now let me continue to work just as hard for you and Springtown as your Councilman for Place 5. Fact. The City of Springtown has seen some significant growth in the last 10 years and I believe that the next 10 years will surely be just as significant. In 1990 the census counted 1746 citizens in Springtown; in 2000 the count was 2062 citizens in Springtown. In 2010 the census counted more than 3000 citizens living in Springtown that is about a 1000 person increase in about ten years and over 1300 in 20 years that have moved to Springtown. The majority of growth has come in the last 10 years. These numbers verify that significant growth has already arrived here and more predicted coming in our near future. I have witnessed, recognized and worked to prepare for this fact since I have lived here. My job, is not to try to stop the coming growth to our small town, but to welcome and embrace it, you can’t stop folks from moving here as much as you may want to and a city can’t be as close to a major metropolitan area as Springtown is to Dallas-Fort Worth and not grow, we must prepare ahead of time by controlling the coming growth with my vision for the future serving as your mayor of Springtown. That includes, in part, a well prepared and thought-out 20 year economic development and master plan using innovation, creativity and sound planning technics for designed and controlled residential and commercial growth throughout our city, continuance and enhancement of the city’s infrastructure maintenance program the city council started when i was first elected to the city council as I promised when I ran for election at that time. Continued improvement and planning for long term future water and sewer needs of Springtown citizens, continued new road construction throughout the city and the extra territorial jurisdiction, as I promised when I was first elected, making it even easier to navigate through Springtown and the surrounding area. With the coming growth we are going to need these new arteries throughout our area. These things cannot be accomplished by sitting on your tail and being afraid to do anything, or ignoring the facts of our situation hoping they will go away or taking a wait and see attitude, by then we will be far behind on capital improvements and commercial development in Springtown. All the problems of Springtowns’ future will not have a black and white solution this is why Springtown needs councilman who understands difficult governmental issues and will be open minded to and encourage new ideas using ingenuity and creativity to solve problems and raise funds for the city. Springtown must prepare now. These are serious times in need for a serious person on the city council. Springtown deserves to have a politically active, motivated and determinedcouncilman with a persistent but cautious and positive can-do attitude and personality. My plan, if elected is to continue being a full time councilman who is cand working in the private sector and owning my own sales business. Combined, this is twenty seven years of real world, formal, and practical hands-on experience giving me the tools and skills the City will need to solve serious problems at an executive level along with the people skills and sales ability to know how to bring to the City the types of business and entertainment that would complement and be acceptable to our Springtown culture. Businesses and entertainment that Springtown folks want to have here. To make the quality of life around Springtown even better, there is always room to improve. These things a city must plan for ahead of time or if ignored and we don’t follow this plan you get what you get and you may not like what moves here. The City can’t discriminate we have to make room for everybody. I remember why I moved to Springtown. I will do everything I can to keep the small town atmosphere we all love while trying to provide more choices and variety by, actively using my office to bring appropriate and desirable commercial business and entertainment to Springtown. Giving Springtown citizens more choices for your families. A vastly improved quality of life and higher sales tax revenue for the city, creating an opportunity that would make it unnecessary for the city to raise property taxes, and to ultimately lower property taxes in the future and increasing everones bottom line. I believe those who call Springtown home deserve all these things and as your councilmanI will continue to go above and beyond the call of duty to delivery these things and protect the City and citizens of Springtown. “
Let Tom Clayton continue to serve you. On May 12, 2012 at Springtown City Hall Vote to Elect Tom Clayton City Councilman Place 5 Early vote April 30 thru May 8 at Springtown City Hall
Tom Clayton your best choice for City Councilman. Thank You For Your Support.