Commissioner Gary Fickes
re-election campaign with support by all Mayors in Precinct 3, plus County, State
and Federal officials.
Tarrant County Commissioner Gary Fickes announces for his re-election campaign for Commissioner, Precinct 3, with the full support of all Precinct 3 Mayors, legislators and leading County officials.
Mayors from one of the area's smallest towns (Mayor Laura Wheat in Westlake) to the largest city (Mayor Betsy Price in Fort Worth) echoed their support of Fickes, citing his overall leadership in Northeast Tarrant County.
"I like how Commissioner Fickes has focused his efforts on improving mobility and reducing congestion, providing greater access to healthcare, and has helped bring quality development to Northeast Tarrant County," says North Richland Hills Mayor Oscar Trevino.
Haslet Mayor Bob Golden adds, "As one of the smallest towns in Northeast Tarrant County, I appreciate that Gary has given communities of all sizes a significant voice in the matters facing the county. He listens to us and factors our concerns and needs into his decisions."
"Gary Fickes understands the dynamics of how to work with cities," says Colleyville Mayor David Kelly. "I'm impressed with his insight on how to get things done within a very complex system, particularly in the area of regional transportation construction projects where he is so cooperative with each of the cities involved."
Fickes' mayoral endorsers are:
|Carl "Scooter" Gierisch
N. Richland Hills
|William D. Tate
"The greatest asset that any commissioner can have is a strong working relationship with every mayor in his precinct," says Fickes. "I am honored and humbled that these community leaders are all publicly supporting my re-election. These relationships exemplify why Northeast Tarrant County is such a great place to live, work and call home."
In addition to the mayors, Commissioner Fickes has received endorsements from the following elected officials at the county, state and federal levels:
* U.S. Congressman Texas District 24, Kenny Marchant
* State Senator District 9, Kelly Hancock
* State Senator District 10, Konni Burton
* State Representative District 91, Stephanie Klick
* State Representative District 92, Jonathan Stickland
* State Representative District 93, Matt Krause
* State Representative District 98, Giovanni Capriglione
* Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley
* Tarrant County Precinct 2 Commissioner Andy Nguyen
* Tarrant County Precinct 4 Commissioner J.D. Johnson
* Tarrant County District Clerk Tom Wilder
* Tarrant County Clerk Mary Louise Garcia
* Tarrant County Tax Assessor-Collector Ron Wright
* Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson
* Tarrant County Precinct 3 Constable Darrell Huffman
"I feel that we are operating on the principle of a three-legged stool with great significance in transportation, healthcare, and economic development. Each of these is vital to our success. Our Empowering Seniors event deals largely with healthcare and quality of life, and the recent announcement about the new Facebook data center has turned an empty field generating $2,400 in annual county taxes into a $1 billion investment and new jobs."
About Precinct 3 Commissioner Gary Fickes:
Gary Fickes was first elected to the office of Precinct 3 Commissioner in 2006 to fill the unexpired term of Glen Whitley, who resigned to run for Tarrant County Judge. Fickes was re-elected in 2008 and 2012.
While he serves on vital statewide boards and committees, he developed his legacy of community service when he served as Chairman of the Southlake Planning & Zoning Commission and then was elected Mayor of Southlake (1989-1996). He is a member of the Grapevine Rotary Club and the Colleyville Lions Club.
Commissioner Fickes received the Healthcare Hero Award from the Fort Worth Business Press in 2014 for his leadership in developing the annual Empowering Seniors Health & Lifestyle Expo.