Get out the vote: Meet Douglas Reeves – Plano Mayoral candidate #CollinCountyVotes

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Douglas Reeves is sounding an alarm when it comes to losing local control in Plano, Texas. Reeves, an Army veteran, and founder and director of My Brothers’ Helper, a non-profit that links disabled adults with employers, is taking on congestion, overcrowded schools and wants to keep crime out of Plano.

Check out what he says because his story won’t be told in the Dallas media, as reporters often only have room or time to cover the “horse race” and not why the candidates are running. In Reeves’ case, he is running against something that diminishes the importance of the individual.

Let’s listen to what Douglas Reeves is saying:

“What is this issue you ask? It is high-density apartments,” Reeves said. “Building thousands of four- and five-story apartments, in addition to the thousands that already exist, cannot be in the best interest of Plano. Common sense tells us this will eventually lead to overcrowding our excellent nationally – recognized schools, increased traffic congestion, increased transit residents in our neighborhoods, increased crime, lowered property values, and higher infrastructure costs.

“The Plano Tomorrow Plan (listed on the city website) threatens to destroy the progress that Plano has made over the years, and as previously stated, will make Plano look more like Dallas than the wonderful city where so many of us raised our children,” Reeves said.

“I want Plano to remain the shining, flourishing city that we have come to be proud of and enjoy,” Reeves said. “The mayor continues to approve thousands of high-density apartments. If elected I will advocate for the will of vast majority of citizens who want to discontinue this destructive trend. If you share my sentiments, I ask for your vote in the May 6 election.”

Want more info on Douglas Reeves, go to – What does Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing mean to you in Plano?

This story is part of a series on CollinCountyMagazine.com leading up to the May 6 election in Plano. Early voting begins April 24. Please share on your social media.

Election series sponsored by the Lincoln Society of Collin County on behalf of getting out the vote and having more informed voters.

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LWV-CC Plano Candidates Forum Saturday, April 8 at Haggard Library – League of Women Voters of Collin County

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LWV-CC Candidate Forum: Plano. Candidates in contested races for Plano Mayor/City Council, Plano ISD, and Collin College.

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Haggard Library is at 2501 Coit Road between Park and Parker in Plano, Texas

When: Saturday, April 8, 10:30 a.m. to  1:40 p.m.
Where: Haggard Library, 2501 Coit Road, Plano, TX 75075

Go to League of Women Voters of Collin County LWV-CC for the schedule, format, list of candidates, campaign literature information, and candidate’s statement. This event is not sponsored by the City of Plano nor the library.

LWV-CC Plano Candidates Forum Session 1 – 10:30-11:45

Mayor
Attending: Lily Bao, Harry LaRosiliere, Bill Lisle, Douglas Reeves

City Council Place 2
Attending: Ann Bacchus, Anthony Ricciardelli, Al Valente

City Council Place 4
Attending: Ed Acklin, Kayci Prince

City Council Place 8
Attending: David Downs, Stirling Morris, Rick Smith

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LWV-CC Plano Candidates Forum Session 2 – Noon-1:00

Plano ISD Trustee Place 1
Attending: Carissa Picard, Tammy Richards

Plano ISD Trustee Place 2
Attending: Amanda Jackson, Jack Liu, Angela Powell, Sree Yedavalli

Plano ISD Trustee Place 3
Attending: Nancy Humphrey, Nathan Rylander
Not attending: Yvette Jackson

Plano ISD Trustee Place 6
Attending: Marilyn Hinton, Greg Myer, Trish Patterson

LWV-CC Plano Candidates Forum Session 3 – 1:10-1:40

Collin College Trustee Place 1
Attending: Greg Gomel, Fred Moses

Collin College Trustee Place 2
Attending: Jeri Chambers, Nancy Wurzman

Collin College Trustee Place 3
Attending: Stacey Donald, Larry Wainwright

This CollinCountyMagazine.com story is part of a series leading up to the 2017 May 6 elections.

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McKinney TX candidate forum April 1; Plano candidate forum April 8 – Thanks to League of Women Voters of Collin County

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Where and when will the League of Women Voters of Collin County McKinney Candidate forum be offered?

MCKINNEY TX CANDIDATE FORUMSaturday, April 1
McKinney Senior Center, 1400 S College St, McKinney, TX 75069
Session 1 – 9:30-10:20 – Mayor and City Council At Large
Session 2 – 10:30-11:20 – City Council Districts 1 and 3
Session 3 – 11:30-12:00 – ISD Trustees

PLANO CANDIDATE FORUMSaturday, April 8, 10:30-1:40
Haggard Library, 2501 Coit Road, Plano, TX 75075
Session 1 – 10:30-11:45 – Plano Mayor and City Council
Session 2 – 12:00-1:00 – Plano ISD Trustees
Session 3 – 1:10-1:40 – Collin College Trustees

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