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Personal profile: Kathryn “Kate” Rose Lynass

Name: Kathryn “Kate” Rose Lynass

Occupation: director of administration for the Office of the County Judge, Denton


Birth date and place: Nov. 28; Alliance, Neb.

Family: Caitlyn Grace, 19

My business philosophy is: Compromise and common-sense approaches work best.

I’m so sick of: people starting or perpetuating “urban myths” about the Courthouse on the Square, the Confederate soldier memorial and the historic trees on the Square.

The four guests at my fantasy dinner party would be: Albert Einstein, Agatha Christie, Pablo Picasso and Indira Gandhi.

Nobody knows I: recently bought a house because it had a shoe closet.

The person I most admire is: too hard to choose. I admire strong women who have overcome adversity and contributed to society in some way, like Sojourner Truth, Maya Angelou and Rachel Carson.

I drive a: silver 2010 Honda Fit.

I’d like to be driving a: candy-apple red 1955 Mercedes-Benz 190SL.

My favorite restaurant is: I Love Sushi on Sunset Street.

I regret: not learning a foreign language.

If I won the lottery, here’s what I’d do just for me: buy the Fine Arts Theatre and turn it back into an active movie house.

If I could change one thing about Denton, it would be: to put a grocery store/New York neighborhood-style deli — selling food and convenience items — just off the Square.

Community activities: United Way Public Sector co-chairwoman, Holiday Festival Association director, past president and member of the University of North Texas Friends of the Libraries, Downtown Task Force member, Texas Fashion Collection volunteer, UNT Alumni Association member, Texas Historical Society member, and member of various county and historical committees and boards