Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Fort Worth Special Election

Greg Hughes Files for Fort Worth's City Council District 9 Special Election

20-Year District 9 Resident and Past Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) Commissioner Brings Years of Service Experience

Greg Hughes

FORT WORTH, February 26, 2014­ – Former Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) commissioner and neighborhood leader Greg Hughes filed today as a candidate in the special election to fill the council seat vacated by Councilman Joel Burns.

"Joining the City Council will be another way to continue serving this great city. With years of service already under my belt I look forward to a new chapter of my service and the opportunities it brings," said Hughes.

Hughes's 20-years of service as a resident of District 9 include advocacy and leadership around environmental, public transportation and neighborhood issues, including:

·      Founding member of Coalition for a Reformed Drilling Ordinance, a grassroots pressing the City of Fort Worth for a more responsible approach to gas drilling.

·      Vice president of Friends of Tandy Hills Natural Area, past co-chair of its Prairie Fest and chairman of the Fort Worth Prairie Park committee of the Great Plains Restoration Council, he advocated for environmental awareness, restoration and stewardship of urban prairie lands.

·      Board Secretary and Member of the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) Executive Committee and its representative to the Regional Transportation Council, during which time he was active in bringing the Trinity Railway Express to Fort Worth.

·      Founding member and first president of the Fort Worth Alliance for Responsible Development (FORWARD), amplifying the voices of citizens concerned with the design of the Chisholm Trail Parkway

·      Past president of the University West Neighborhood Association and founder of the now dormant University Neighborhood Alliance, a group of neighborhood associations around University Drive.

Hughes also announced his appointment of businesswoman and civic volunteer Wendy Vann Roach as campaign treasurer.

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