Plano City council candidate Rick Smith stands with homeowners against plans to overcrowd Plano’s future with apartments

Rick Smith says Plano citizens, voters and residents want safer and less overcrowded schools and streets. He says Plano voters want their voice to be heard at city hall.

If you listen closely, Plano voters are sounding the same alarm as residents in Allen, Frisco and McKinney this election.

Special thanks to the Plano Chamber for sharing videos on all participating candidates in #CollinCountyVotes project

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Rick Smith says he will help Plano voters who just want someone at city hall to listen to their concerns

Rick Smith says Plano citizens, voters and residents are asking for their voice to be heard.

Get to know Rick Smith

Rick Smith said he believes in community service, as such he has been a volunteer with various organizations for a number of years. Activities include being a graduate and active member of the Plano Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (PCPAAA), Citizens Assisting Plano Police (CAPP) and the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).

Most recently he was selected to attend and graduated from the Plano Citizens Academy (PCA). The PCA is a twelve month civic education program offered by the City of Plano that provides insight into the daily operations of various city departments. This provided a good opportunity to understand the challenges City employees face as they deliver services for the citizens of Plano.

Rick serves as a member of his Homeowner’s Association (HOA) Board, Crime Watch Coordinator and Lead for the neighborhood’s “Nextdoor” Website service. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for AARP chapter 2304, an active NRA member, NRA Certified Instructor and graduate of the Collin County Citizens Sheriff’s Academy (CCCSA).

Rick is now seeking to be of greater service to his community as a neighborhood advocate on the Plano City Council.

This is important to Rick because he believes that the majority of current elected city leaders have forgotten who they serve – you the taxpayers. It is time for fresh leadership that will respect the voices of the taxpayers who elect them.

Rick is committed to putting his leadership experience, common sense and dedication to serving his community to work for the taxpayers of Plano by serving as City Councilman for Place 8.

Rick has served as President for Advanced Home Theater Systems, Inc (AHTS) in Plano since founding the company in 1995. Under his leadership AHTS has been nationally recognized twice for its work.

Prior to forming AHTS Rick served for several years as both Vice President and later Senior Vice President of Business Development for a national healthcare company. He and his family have lived in Plano and been homeowners for three decades.

 

Rick Smith part of team that promises to listen to Plano TX voters

Are you frustrated that your voice is not being heard at city hall?

Rick Smith of Plano says he will listen to you.

Did you know Rick Smith has been a part of ?

  • Plano Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
  • Citizens Assisting Plano Police
  • Community Emergency Response Team
  • Plano Citizens Academy, 2016
  • Collin County Citizens Sheriffs Academy
  • HOA Board of Directors
  • HOA Crime Watch Coordinator
  • Lead – Nextdoor Neighborhood Website
  • Collin County AARP Chapter 2304, Board of Directors

Rick Smith says he will

  • Be responsive to the TAXPAYERS of Plano – you are the boss
  • Modify Plano Tomorrow Plan to ensure neighborhood friendly developments – not massive high density apartment projects that increase traffic congestion and response times for our public safety providers
  • Unwavering support for our Police, Fire and First Responders
  • Ensure financial transparency to make it easy for taxpayers to know where their tax dollars are being spent
  • Reduce our Effective Tax Rate to provide property tax relief to the citizens of Plano, especially our Senior Citizens

 

Early voting runs through May 2. This story is part of a series helping you get to know the candidates in various races in Allen, Plano, McKinney and Frisco leading up to the May 6 election. Vote for the candidate of your choice.

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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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