February 1, 2006 Grapevine Gary Fickes Campaign for Tarrant County Commissioner Pct. 3 draws who’s who in area political circles.
Gary Fickes kicked off this campaign for County Commissioner Pct. 3. Click on photos to enlarge
Former Southlake Mayor Gary Fickes officially kicked off his campaign for Tarrant County Commissioner Pct. 3 at the Lancaster Theater on Monday evening in Grapevine this week. The attendees were a virtual who’s who of area elected officials that included Congressman Kenny Marchant who introduced Fickes by stating, “When I considered a run for Congress in this area, Gary Fickes was one of the first individuals I consulted.
If the number of local elected officials supporting Fickes is any indication, he has to be considered the heavy favorite over Nancy Moffat and French Haralson.
(r to l) current PCT 3 Commissioner and candidate for County Judge, Glen Whitley and Jim Truitt
Above Mayor Bill Tate praised Fickes for his work in the northeast Tarrant area, in particular his accomplishments to improve transportation throughout the region.
On right State Senator Kim Brimer said Fickes was his contact man when he decided to run for the Senate and needed to know more about local issues. Above State Representative Vicki Truitt said she has work with Fickes for years for the benefit of his city and the county.
Congressman Kenny Marchant introduced Gary Fickes to the overflow crowd. Marchant said that Fickes and he were members of the “ex-mayors” club and that he wholeheartedly supported Fickes for the county position.
Fickes stated one goal continues to be transportation, noting that Hwy 183 may be the most congested freeway in Texas.
He noted other goals were safety of neighborhoods, noted taxes were too high and he wanted to work on the budget, and he supported only quality development in the area.
Nelson is a 30-year plus resident of Colleyville. He has located his privately owned businesses in Colleyville for more than 20 years.
Nelson is the 2018 Empower Texans Recipient of the North Texas Conservative Leadership Award.
Nelson is the founder of LNO in 2000. He served as councilman and Mayor Pro Tem of Colleyville until June 2000. Thereafter, he started LNO because there was no adequate newspaper coverage.
Nelson has previously worked in both radio and television during his career.