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Ronald Schmidt

I have had the privilege to serve Argyle residents as a council member since May of 2017, when I answered what I felt was a call to change from a path that was altering the face of our charming town and the crown jewel of North Texas, forever.

My platform included better transparency and communication, a common vision, a citizen-focused governance and preservation of Argyle’s small town charm. A lot of work has been done toward these goals. Going forward will be a careful balance between preservation and strategic planning. We want to preserve the small town charm that we all value, yet plan for the future so that we get the right growth that will complement our town and preserve its character.

I am running for reelection to continue the work I started in 2017. Giving it my all these past two years, I have stayed the course, never forgetting why I was elected. During that time, I helped reshape the future land use plan, introduced policies to improve transparency and the town’s communication, helped create our vision statement, and worked on a budget that would allow for our town’s largest road revitalization, and a new Public Works building, just to name a few. Currently, I’m helping reform our tree ordinance, which will hopefully preserve our trees without hindering the right development. I’m also the chair for a new committee that will focus on drafting a code of ethics for not only our elected and appointed officials but also our town’s staff. The confidence voters should have in their elected officials should be without reproach, and the code of ethics should support it.

Our next big project after that will be to create a comprehensive strategic plan for the town, which will identify opportunities and challenges, and give us a road map for the future. This work will be most important because it will provide all decision-makers with a common focus and goal. In that, I believe I can best serve our community as Place 2 council member.

My background is an MBA (finance) and master’s degree in accounting (minor in economics). I spent the early years of my career as a commercial real estate appraiser, so I understand what creates and preserves real estate values, as that was part of my job. Currently, I am the chair for the business studies program at a local college. I believe in servant leadership and retired from the Army three years ago after 30 years of service. I have not and never will forget that government is “for the people and by the people.”

I want to serve you and Argyle for another two years. I have the competence, experience, dedication and character to be the best candidate for the next two years. Please support me in my reelection campaign. My cell number is 469-682-0452. I would love to hear from you what you think are the most important and immediate issues facing Argyle. Thank you for your support and your vote.

RONALD H. SCHMIDT is running for reelection to the Argyle Town Council, Place 2, in the May 4 elections. His opponent is Shane Campbell.

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