District 7 Councilman Tommy Gonzalez is campaigning to retain his seat on the Georgetown City Council. He is eager to continue his focus on providing the highest level of public safety, world-class parks and trails systems, and ensuring quality city services while maintaining a low tax rate to ensure affordability for all.
Throughout his 11 years of broad service to the city, Gonzalez has played a big part in bringing quality business to Georgetown to help increase revenues for the city, and his focus will continue to be on projects east of I-35. “Most importantly, I want to maintain or improve the overall quality of life for all the residents of Georgetown.”
As an incumbent, Gonzalez says, “I want to finish what I started. I believe longevity in local offices is a positive because I live, work and serve right here every day. Being on City Council is not about me, but about the people I work for so I stay grounded in and accountable to the community of which I am part.”
As a financial specialist, Gonzalez has consistently pushed to secure favorable financing rates that help the city’s growth while maintaining the historical relevance of the downtown area. “I like to think I have played a part in the ‘Top Places’ accolades our city has received lately. We have been more visible in the last decade while still maintaining one of the lowest tax rates in Central Texas.” He believes his votes in committee and on Council also reflect a conservative fiduciary record; “People know what they are getting from me and I like to think that I have been at least 1/7th of the success that Georgetown has enjoyed over the past eight years.”
Gonzalez also has plans to engage and include younger voters in local causes, non-profits and identifying the issues and concerns that are current and important to them. “It’s not an easy job but if there’s a problem, I won’t be the one telling people what’s wrong; I want to be part of the solution.”