Speakers from April 21
Speakers from April 21 POLS 2312
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Speakers from April 21 (potential info for the essay) Texas State Representative Chris Turner o Represents district 101 (east & south Arlington, Grand Prairie) rd th o In his 3 term and running for a 4 in November o Democrat o Issues: increasing access to affordable healthcare, creating more opportunities in higher education, improving public safety, bettering the treatment of veterans and their families, citizen involvement Sheri Capehart o Has served on Arlington City Council (ACC) for 12 years o Represents district 2 (east of Matlock road, south of I-20, south of Mansfield, west of Kennedale) o Mayor Pro Tempore of ACC o Issues: rebuilding roads, animal rights Kelly Canon o Running for ACC district 1 seat (the entertainment district/North Arlington) o Responsible for the legislation that got rid of the red light cameras in Arlington o Issues: regulations and ordinances affecting small businesses, public services and schools, transportation, public safety, fighting against high-density housing, citizen involvement, attracting more business Chris Dobson o Running for ACC district 7 seat (all of Arlington) o Substitute teacher o Issues: use of funding/grants, abolishing at-large seats, police department reform, helping the community, fighting against high-density housing, fighting against the establishment Charlie Parker o Incumbent of district 1 (entertainment district/North Arlington), 4 yrs. of service o Former air pilot and sailor (Navy) o Issues: public safety, use of tax dollars, land development (more high-density housing/replacing old apartment complexes), keeping the Rangers (baseball team) in Arlington, building a senior citizen center, gang activity, funding the Economic Development Corporation , encouraging economic growth Victoria Farrar-Myers (also known as “FM” to her old students and colleagues) o Running for ACC district 7 seat (at-large all of Arlington) o Former UTA political science professor o Issues: improving the roads and infrastructure; public, fire, and public safety; cost efficiency/ management of tax dollar allocation; encouraging economic growth, encouraging business development without hurting existing businesses, unifying Arlington despite diversity, expanding domestic violence support system John Hibbs o Incumbent for Place 4 on the Arlington Independent School District school board o Secretary of the AISD Board of Trustees (school board) o Has served for a total of 2 years and is seeking another term o Issues: creating more technical/skilled worker programs (because not everyone is cut out for college), enriching education and opportunities for students, saving teachers during budget cuts, increased pay for teachers, improving early education, parent involvement (Parent University), graduating students on time Jamie Sullins o Incumbent for Place 5 on the Arlington Independent School District school board o President of the AISD Board of Trustees (school board) o Issues: enriching education and creating opportunities for students, putting the students and teachers first, creating dual programs incorporating fine arts (piano labs; making language classes available at the elementary school level) Other important info and terms o There are 9 Arlington City Council members The Mayor The Council Seats o There are 7 AISD Board members (not including the Superintendent) 3-year terms, no limit Only Sullins and Hibbs’ terms are ending in 2016 (both re-upping) o At-large seat: represent an entire entity instead of a part (ex: all of Arlington instead of solely Central Arlington) Districts 6, 7, and 8 are at-large → represent the entire city of Arlington
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