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Tierney announces council candidacy
From staff reports
Former councilman Greg Tierney has announced plans to file for Lewisville City Council, Place 4.
"The majority of the Lewisville City Council is moving our city in the right direction, and I have the experience, knowledge of city business and the drive to keep us moving forward," Tierney said. "In the two years that I have been off council, I have kept my pulse on our community. I have experienced tremendous personal growth while working hard to build up my Old Town business."
Tierney is the owner and manager of Tierney's Café and Tavern in Lewisville.
Tierney previously served on the Lewisville City Council 2001-2011, including stints as Mayor Pro Tem and Deputy Mayor Pro-Tem. He currently serves on the board of the Lewisville Chamber of Commerce, and is past president of the Old Town Business Association. In addition, he is the founder of the Old Town Preservation Society and has also served on the Housing Board for Christian Community Action. "I have always been a firm believer in giving back to the community. I made the choice years ago to live and build my business in Lewisville," Tierney said. "I have a passion for Old Town and the city at large, and proved over my ten years on council that I am an effective representative for all of Lewisville."
Tierney is seeking a three-year term in Place 4, which is currently held by councilman John Gorena.
"I have served with Mr. Gorena in the past. I like John, but feel that he often seeks to impose an unrealistic ideology on city business that does not work on a pragmatic level, and can be counter-productive," Tierney said. "I will, as I have in the past, bring an independent voice to the council that will contribute in a positive way as we move our city forward."
Tierney indicated that he will file for the office Wednesday, the first day of the official filing period.
"I look forward to a positive, spirited race that will focus on the issues and challenges that confront our city. I have no doubt that our citizens will recognize the added value that I will bring to city council."
The Lewisville City Council election will be held on May 11.