Commissioner Gary Fickes
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Commissioner Gary Fickes has provided proven leadership, a record of producing results, strong integrity and a tireless work ethic to make Northeast Tarrant County a great place to live and work.
Since he was first elected in 2006 and then re-elected in 2008 and 2012, he has had the honor and privilege of serving his constituents in Precinct 3.
Commissioner Fickes will continue to work at lowering the tax rate. He’s committed to keeping your taxes low, for both Tarrant County and the Tarrant County Hospital District.
Commissioner Fickes works daily to keep major road expansion and construction on track for the North Tarrant Express and the DFW Connector. Northeast Tarrant County has more road construction underway than any other area of Texas, and more than 2/3 of the other 49 states.
Gary Fickes has over 25 years experience working for the citizens of Northeast Tarrant County on major road projects. Solving congestion and improving mobility remain major priorities to Commissioner Fickes.
He has brought improved healthcare to Northeast Tarrant County
with the opening of the Gertrude Tarpley JPS Health Clinic at
Watauga, along with the JPS Health Clinic Northeast in Bedford and five (5) JPS school-based clinics that serve over 2,000 children each month.
Senior citizens’ health and lifestyle issues are becoming more important every day. We as a community must continue to enlighten their lives and work to facilitate their well-being.
Commissioner Fickes has put his concern for seniors into action. In 2009 he assembled the Northeast Senior Task Force to examine the critical issues that our seniors face daily.
This information led him to create Empowering Seniors starting in 2009, and continuing through 2013. The totally free event includes health screenings from local hospitals, seminars, and access to over 80 booths from local non-profit agencies and vendors, plus entertainment and a free meal. The event now draws over 1,500 attendees and is considered one of the elite senior-focused events in all of Texas.Quality economic development is key to sustaining a healthy economy. Commissioner Fickes has helped facilitate over $2.5 billion in new construction in Northeast Tarrant County since taking office. He has helped bring businesses, jobs and new families to our area.