by Mike Payne
In the Georgetown City Council District 1 election, the winner will serve the last 18 months of Councilwoman Anna Eby’s original term. Ms. Eby was required to resign her position when she moved out of District 1.
Whom should the voters of District 1 select as their council member? The selection should be the person who is most qualified, and who is able to hit the ground running since there will be no time for a lengthy learning curve.
The only candidate who meets these two criteria is Alex Fuller. Mr. Fuller and his wife, Sue, have lived in their historic home for almost 20 years. This substantial period of time in Georgetown, combined with his seven years of service on City of Georgetown boards, gives him a unique understanding of Georgetown and District 1, which will allow him to step in this role, participate, and lead from day one.
Mr. Fuller is an attorney with 43 years of legal and business experience. His public service and community involvement includes four years on the Georgetown Planning and Zoning Commission. He is currently the Chair of the Georgetown Zoning Board of Adjustment; he has been a board member of “Texans For Cures” for eight years; and a member of Preservation Georgetown for eighteen years. He earned an undergraduate degree at the University of Texas, and a law degree from the University of Houston.
Based on recent candidate forums and all of the candidates’ responses in the voter guides in various publications, it is clear that Alex Fuller is uniquely qualified to be the next council representative for District 1.
His responses are as refreshing as they are thorough. When asked why he is running, rather than re-stating problems and concerns in the City in general and District 1 in particular, his answers are heavy with plans and solutions that ring positive and proactive.
He has done in-depth homework on the issues; he has the educational background and significant business experience; and he has significant Georgetown City board experience to be successful on day one.
The editorial board of the Advocate newspaper endorses Alex Fuller for Georgetown City Council District 1 in the runoff election held on December 10, 2019.