Denton’s future depends on who serves on the City Council. To keep Denton moving forward, we need to re-elect Pete Kamp to at-large council Place 5.
Pete has focused her energy, her skills and her lifelong love of Denton on improving our quality of life. She helped bring the A-train to Denton, supported bicycle initiatives and is a leader on the Regional Transportation Council.
Transportation problems create environmental ones, and Pete has attacked those through chairing the Council Committee on the Environment and creating a new city environmental division.
Pete has become the council champion of the new animal shelter and is one of a handful of people who have really made that project happen — and in the meantime have improved conditions at the current shelter.
Pete has chaired the Council Ethics Committee, which adopted the first Council Code of Ethics.
While doing all this, Pete continued her high-level work on boards and in the trenches in arts and social service organizations, in Denton Benefit League and Denton Chamber of Commerce — wherever service to our beloved community is needed.
Denton doesn’t need hostility and negativity and destructiveness. We need the positive, dedicated, well-informed efforts of Pete Kamp. Re-elect Pete Kamp on June 23.
Burroughs for mayor
Please join me in supporting Mark Burroughs’ re-election for mayor of Denton.
I have known Mark since he was a young, wet-behind-the-ears attorney who moved to Denton and jumped into the waters of this community with both his big feet and his big heart. He has given his time to more worthwhile community organizations than there is room to mention in this letter.
It has been our good fortune that he has been willing to serve on the City Council and as our mayor.
During the last few years, Denton has weathered the latest economic downturn better than most cities due in no small measure to the leadership and hard work of Mayor Burroughs and a thoughtful City Council working with the staff. He listens, he researches and he votes with the residents’ best interest in mind.
He has supported neighborhoods, historic preservation, the arts, education, local and regional transportation, and worked with developers to bring quality tax-generating businesses and housing projects.
His opponent, Neil Durrance, served on the City Council for two terms. He was divisive and disruptive. He voted against funding public art and numerous developments that have brought quality housing and businesses to Denton.
Mark Burroughs has a positive and proven record on which to stand. He deserves to continue as mayor of Denton.
Peggy W. Capps,
Vote for Burroughs and Kamp
Every candidate who runs for a public office in Denton files the same form and meets the same eligibility requirements to qualify for a public office. From that point forward, a new set of unwritten qualifications come into play.
Denton offers countless opportunities for one to be involved. This is where Mark Burroughs and Pete Kamp stand head and shoulders above their challengers. They are involved in hundreds of community activities and support these endeavors by donating their time and money. Mark and Pete are qualified by their tireless involvement.
Next, look at leadership, economic development vision and what has happened on their watch. Light rail is a reality and I-35 expansion is scheduled to begin.
The Denton Airport is a recognized regional facility and major economic driver. New businesses have chosen Denton as their home.
The two leaders understand the importance of structuring incentives to assure Denton maintains a competitive position to attract quality companies, add new jobs and increase our tax base.
Highlights include new taxable growth, one million square feet, from Aldi, Schlumberger and the Target distribution facility.
The two leaders promote strong partnerships between the city and the business community, the county and our universities. The point is, Mark and Pete have done their job and earned the right to continue the momentum. They are committed and definitely qualified.
Please vote for Mark Burroughs and Pete Kamp, the qualified candidates.
Burroughs best choice
I’ve been following closely the upcoming mayoral runoff election and don’t envy the average voter having to make a decision based on the information I’ve seen circulating around the community.
It seems confusing, and in some cases, outright misleading.
I had the pleasure of serving on the City Council with both Mark Burroughs and Neil Durrance in the late ’90s and feel that I have some insight into how each of them functions as decision-makers and community leaders. I got to see them both up close, and almost too personal, in our weekly meetings for three years, and as a result, my decision to support Mark Burroughs is an easy one.
I found Mark to be a man of integrity, good for his word and willing to listen to and learn from opposing points of view.
I’ve not agreed with his voting record 100 percent as mayor (but I don’t even agree with my own voting record 100 percent either); however, I still support him as the best candidate for mayor based on how he makes decisions and his willingness to listen to others. He represents Denton well, and I hope he can continue to do so.
Vote for Burroughs
I know Mark Burroughs. I know Neil Durrance. I know the personality, conduct and public service record of each. I know Mark Burroughs is the only good choice to keep Denton moving in the right direction.
Please vote to re-elect Mark Burroughs for mayor.
Delaney M. Gregory,