Texas is holding elections, including for municipal offices, on May 6, 2023. A number of candidates running in these elections completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office.
Below is a selection of responses from the candidates who filled out the survey as of April 10. To read each candidate’s full responses, click their name at the bottom of the article.
Gary Allen (nonpartisan) is running for mayor of San Antonio and the general election is on May 6. Here’s how Allen responded to the question: What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?
“Lowering taxes and being frugal with taxpayers’ money which keeps the cost of running the government lower, having economic growth without destroying it with too much population growth which can endanger power and water systems, improving energy supply needs without relying too much on green energy, and running a government that is founded upon moral principles and allowing all citizens a voice and not a few fringe groups to help dictate policies.”
Click here to read the rest of Allen’s answers.
Mark Cronenwett (nonpartisan) is running for Irving City Council Place 5 and the general election is on May 6. Here’s how Cronenwett responded to the question: What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?
“Educational options are vitally important, especially for our younger families seeking alternative learning environments for their children. …The demand is there. It is our responsibility to meet the demand so that all of our children are able to learn in a school that best suits their needs. A city is nothing without a strong infrastructure. …The City’s Road to the Future program has been successful in improving the condition of our streets. It is now in its second phase. I will support the completion of this second phase and formulating the third. The City’s budget surplus at the end of the fiscal year should be used for street repair and construction.”
Click here to read the rest of Cronenwett’s answers.
Bryan Martin (nonpartisan) is running for San Antonio City Council District 10 and the general election is on May 6. Here’s how Martin responded to the question: What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?
“Transportation, is one of my biggest passions, as I believe Folks deserve options that don’t revolve just around cars. As a seventh largest city in the US, San Antonio needs world-class, public transport, coupled with micro mobility, bike lanes, green spaces, and trails can greatly improve the quality of life to existing Santonian‘s and newcomers bringing their families and businesses to San Antonio, we need outside of the box thinking that works with our local transit authority via along with innovative solutions like rapid transit, and even looking at gondola ski lift technology.”
Click here to read the rest of Martin’s answers.
If you’re a Texas candidate or incumbent, click here to take the survey. The survey contains over 30 questions, and you can choose the ones you feel will best represent your views to voters. If you complete the survey, a box with your answers will display on your Ballotpedia profile. Your responses will also populate the information that appears in our mobile app, My Vote Ballotpedia.