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Dear Editor:

Dr. Stephen Jones is a “we”, not “me,” candidate for Duncanville City Council District At-Large.
Having previously served as District 2 City Councilman, Dr. Jones consistently voted for the well-being of all his constituents. He voted against a property tax increase because that budget had a surplus. Working within the city, state, and federal laws, Dr. Jones maintained civil discourse as he worked with many groups in the city to make the city a home for all.
Dr. Jones is re-entering city politics because, as he stated in his letter to the city, “…I am very troubled by the actions of our current City Council.
• The excessive spending
• The kangaroo court that removed Mrs. Johnette Jameson from the City Council
• The desperate need to give away large sums of money to prop up the Duncanville economy…”
Dr. Jones has no mega vote-for-me signs. He does have a mega desire to serve the whole city.
As your District At-Large representative, Dr. Jones will continue to work for all of us…all citizens…all businesses…while treating us all with respect, even if we do not always agree.
I vote for that change!
Early voting continues April 29 – May 2 at the Duncanville Public Library. Saturday, May 9, is Election Day at your precinct location.
– Patricia Ebert, Duncanville Voter

DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed in Letters to the Editor or by guest columnists are theirs alone, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of The Suburban Newspaper. The Burg, LLC and The Suburban Newspaper are not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by guest contributors, nor are they responsible for any offense caused inadvertently through interpretation of grammar, punctuation or language.

Dear Editor:

Leslie Thomas, Duncanville City Council District 3 candidate, is a vote to turn attention back to the engine of the community—tax payers and residents of the neighborhoods.
A Navy veteran and property tax-paying homeowner who is raising a family with her husband here in Duncanville, she is running for City Council again… after serving 2011 – 2013. Leslie Thomas is very concerned about the current climate in the city.

• Increased Property Taxes
• When Thomas was on the previous Council, for two years she voted against increased property taxes—and there was still a budget SURPLUS.
• Spending down the city’s surplus budget on projects such as:

• Lawsuit and then November 2014 public hearing to expel female Councilmember who had resigned in October!
• Hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars funded this.
What will Thomas bring to the table?
• Bring back attention to the taxpayers and residents of the neighborhoods.
• Promote civil discourse.
• Citizens should not be censored when discussing differing viewpoints or stating uncomfortable facts.
• Current Council has had NO dissenting votes since the expulsion of Councilwoman Jameson.

Early voting continues at Duncanville Public Library from April 29 – May 5. Election Day is May 9 at Reed Middle School.

Full Disclosure: I cannot vote for Leslie Thomas because I do not live in District 3.

-Patricia Ebert, Duncanville