The team that successfully fought the growth of Colleyville taxpayers’ property tax bills has been rewarded with another three years in office.
Mayor Richard Newton and Colleyville City Council members Bobby Lindamood and Tammy Nakamura were all re-elected on Saturday, all with at least a 57 percent majority.
The 2019 election was a referendum on whether the taxpayers of Colleyville approved of the new direction of fiscal responsibility that Newton and his fellow councilmembers charted since taking control of the council in 2016. After Saturday’s results, the message from taxpayers was loud and clear: Stay the course.
“It’s really important to me that we win this one to demonstrate that it does make a difference when you really do what you say you’re going to do and get the results that you said you would,” Newton told Texas Scorecard. “That’s very important to me.”
“This isn’t about Richard, Bobby, and Tammy,” Nakamura said. “This is about the people of Colleyville and keeping Colleyville the way they wanted it to be.”
“It’s a community,” Lindamood added. “And the community came out to say, ‘Hey look, conservative is the way we want to go in Colleyville: big lots, low taxes.’ We are for the people, and I appreciate all the people that helped us.”
Colleyville has been on the political map in Texas for not only lowering the tax rate to offset growth in property appraisals but also for expanding core services of government while finding efficiencies in the budget to benefit the taxpayers. Also, Mayor Newton was the only mayor in North Texas to endorse Gov. Abbott’s 2.5 percent property tax reform plan.
The future looks bright for the taxpayers of Colleyville.