Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Jesus Carrillo Runs for State Rep in District 63

Ponder resident Jesus Carrillo has filed to run for state representative.

After originally exploring a candidacy for Texas Railroad Commissioner, Mr. Carrillo has filed to run for Texas State House District 63.

As railroad commissioner, I could only enforce the laws,” he said. “I couldn’t change the laws. I can better represent my community, their interests and let their voices be heard by running for state representative."

Carrillo's sense of civic duty was awakened when he served on the Ponder Planning and Zoning Commission. We at NTL have had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Carrillo in person on several occasions. He expressed his belief that his jobs in aircraft maintenance and the oil and gas industry make him very suited for public office, because he shares the ambitions and concerns of the average family. Mr. Carrillo is deeply committed to reversing the elitism that has clouded the legislature for so many years.

From the DRC article:

.....Carrillo said some representatives have forgotten why they are in office, and they push their own agendas and opinions rather than trying to find solutions to problems. As a representative, he said he would set aside his own interests.

“It is all about the citizens that are affected,” he said.

District 63 represents Denton County, including Flower Mound, Highland Village and Trophy Club, Krugerville, Aubrey, Bartonville, Copper Canyon, Corral City, Double Oak, Justin, Krum, Marshall Creek, Northlake, Pilot Point, Ponder and Sanger as well as parts of Lewisville, Argyle and Roanoke and a small sliver of Denton and Southlake.

District 63 is currently held by Republican Tan Parker. In 2006, Parker defeated Ann Lakusta for the primary, and then ran unopposed in the general election.


Christopher said...

Enjoy your blog.

My partner and I may be relocating to Dallas at the end of the year, so I am keenly interested in the political happenings in the Big "D."


texas toad said...

Christopher, you're coming from NY? Oh, you poor dear.

No, really, just kiddin'. Dallas came to its senses finally. You'll love it.

And thanks for the kind words.