I am writing to recommend the most qualified, most trustworthy, most accessible person for our Councilman in District 1. That is John Danish. John has served Irving in many positions and helped us get important projects that we needed, such as improved DART service, including the Orange Line to the Airport. And we, the citizens of Irving are all so proud of Veterrans Memorial Park which he worked so hard for us to get? He understands our district and knows we want improvements in our City services. He has proven himself by his selfless involvement in Irving, and by his keen common sense. He understands how to manage public tax money and get the right things accomplished. My family and I are supporting John Danish. I hope you will too. We too believe Irving’s best days are ahead and those good things should start right here in District 1. And who better to lead us than someone who undestands that as well.
Kensley Stewart is the best choice for Place 2 (at large) on the Irving City Council. He is a gentleman of high integrity, a believer in fiscal restraint and careful management of public resources and an extremely hard worker. He will represent all the people of Irving and do it well.
I have gotten to know Kensley Stewart II over the years and he has always encouraged me even at times when we were not in agreement. No one can question his commitment to being active and involved in local government. I almost supported him the first time he ran and I support him greatly this time around. Many can question his tactics yet he knows the rules of the game and does not hit below the belt. I recall when I someone came up to me and mentioned someone should call his work and say he is doing wild and crazy things at the city in an effort to get him fired. I have heard personally from folks that he has been on different sides of the issues that when Kensley was at works he put all politics aside and treated people how they wanted to be treated. When people have to go to the hospital for life threatening reasons or to see an ailing love one its great that for nearly 20 years they had Kensley there to lend a hand and give support. We need this on council. He will be able to get past differences and not hold any grudges. He learned this at the hospital. It takes a lot to put yourself out there when you take stances.
I have seen him help out and volunteer on countless and numerous campaigns. I have seen him campaign for this race and greet many Irving Voters. Kensley sets the example and I hope the younger generation can get involved in the city. They will learn a lot from him. He can mentor them he is one of the most accessible persons on the planet. Thank you for letting me share and God Bless.
Emmanuel Lewis Jr
To The Editor:
The only candidate running for Place 2, At Large, for the Irving City Council, who has not wavered from his original platform, who has not hedged his bets, who has stuck by his original goals is Rene Castilla. He has not tried to cover up any outside contributions. He has been forthright about all of his personal business and has honestly answered all questions put to him. He is a fiscal conservative who wants to see that our taxes stay low or are lowered. He wants to trim the budget and stay within a budget once it is approved by the council rather than changing it with the wind. He wants to get rid of million dollar consultants and replace them only if needed. He has the experience needed to do all of this having served in the public arena of the Dallas County Community College as a Dean and an Executive Dean before his recent retirement. He has the time, no job to worry about, and the desire to spend all the time necessary to fulfill the position of Councilman At Large Place 2, whereas I believe that his opponents will only have time to be partially involved due to their personal circumstances.
Go out to vote today and vote for Rene Castilla, Place 2, Irving City Council.
I am supporting Rene’ Castilla for Irving City Council, Place 2. He is a proven leader with many years experience leading different civic boards. He is prepared and well-qualified to serve on the city council. I am asking all my friends to vote for Rene’ Castilla.
Irving needs a fresh voice on the Irving City Council. That is why I am supporting Rene’ Castilla for Place 2. Rene’ is a leader with experience who will bring a fresh perspective to the issues facing our city. He has been a champion for families and small businesses. He is what Irving needs on the City Council. Please join me and vote for Rene’ Castilla, Place 2 on the Irving City Council.
“I would like to pledge my support for Norma C. Gonzales in her pursuit to serve District 6, on the IISD Board of Trustees. Ms. Gonzales, like so many others, is a gracious parent that has volunteered countless hours inside her own community. More importantly, she understands the short-comings of the district’s performance relative to other districts in regards to educational achievement, discipline, English proficiency, and fiscal responsibility. I am confident that she will appropriately represent Irving parents and children by focusing district administration on setting specific performance goals, and executing a common-sense plan to achieve them. Ms. Gonzales has taken the time to tour individual campuses, meeting with both teachers and administrators, to better understand how the board and central administration can support classroom instruction and improve student educational outcomes. She is also familiar with budgetary issues such as, the $550,000,000 indebtedness of the district, and the current expenditure trajectory that has grown 4 times faster than student enrollment, over the past decade. Lastly, Ms. Gonzales will exceed her duties as a Board Trustee, by continuing to be an outspoken leader for state education reform, that will reduce unnecessary state mandates, reward and empower teachers, local administrators and parents, and drive innovation and expand educational opportunities for children all over the state of Texas, in addition to those in Irving ISD.”
To the City of Irving,
Please vote this Saturday, May 11 for RANDY RANDLE, Irving School Board, Place 7.
Randy, and his wife, Lynda, grew up in Irving. Both of them attended and graduated from the Irving Schools, and their children graduated from the Irving Schools. Randy has a vision and heart for this City, and is committed to making our school system a better place to receive an education. I’ve known Randy for over 35 years. He’s approachable, hands on, hardworker, honest, and once again, has a heart for our City and Schools. I support Randy Randle….He will get the job done!
I look forward to seeing you at the polls this Saturday….
Dear Irving Rambler editor,
My husband and I are supporting Randy Randle for Irving ISD School Board District 7. We have decided to support him for several reasons. One, we have known him since the Fall of 2007 and have found him to be a man of character, integrity and sound judgment. Next, considering these qualities, along with his passion for the City of Irving, its people and the school district, voting for Randy Randle is an easy choice for us. Along with all of these qualities, and strong conservative convictions, Randy Randle will demonstrate strong leadership and help to lead Irving ISD to even greater heights. Randy Randle truly cares for the children of Irving ISD and his passion will lead him to truly put children first as he considers decisions fully before rendering his votes and taking a position. Finally, Irving ISD has many important issues coming before it in the months and years to come, such as potential curriculum changes and continued outfitting of classrooms with technology. I believe that Randy Randle is the man to get these, and other issues, successfully completed.
When hearing about the late George Jones’ passing a few weeks back, it instantly had me recalling some of the best moments about growing up so close with my Uncle Randy and his boys. Randy made it a point to educate us on the greatness that was George Jones as we’d consistently have’talent shows’ around the campfire in Fun Valley, Colorado. The act that stands out in the memory vault in my head, is Randy pulling his Chevy Silverado up to the campfire area, windows down, and throwing in the cassette tape that we’d all sing to as a karaoke act in our talent show. I still know all the words to “Why Baby Why” to this day.
Its memories like this that make me realize how my uncle would serve as a great member of Irving’s school board. Children first, always have been, always will be.