ELECTION DAY: Tuesday, November 3, 2020
7:00am – 7:00pm
The last day to register to vote in the November 3 Election is October 5. Election Day and Early Voting locations are established by each county. Visit the county website where you are registered to vote for more information:
COLLIN COUNTY EARLY VOTING
October 13-16 8:00am – 5:00pm
October 17 7:00am – 7:00pm
October 18 1:00pm – 6:00pm
October 19-24 7:00am – 7:00pm
October 25 1:00pm – 6:00pm
October 26-30 7:00am – 7:00pm
DENTON COUNTY EARLY VOTING
October 13-17 7:00am – 7:00pm
October 18 11:00am – 4:00pm
October 19-24 7:00am – 7:00pm
October 25 11:00am – 4:00pm
October 26-30 7:00am – 7:00pm
2020 TOWN OF PROSPER BOND ELECTION
On August 11, 2020, the Prosper Town Council adopted an ordinance calling for a bond election to be held on November 3, 2020. The ordinance is the culmination of a multi-month-long process involving the Town Council and the Citizens Bond Advisory Committee (CBAC), comprised of 14 Prosper residents.
The proposed 2020 bond program is planned for a ten-year implementation and includes three propositions totaling $210,000,000 in bonding authority. These propositions were identified through a detailed analysis by the CBAC based on the Town’s growth, future Prosper Independent School facilities, current and future road conditions, public safety needs and response time projections, and citizen needs for park and recreation land and facilities.
Each proposition includes a maximum dollar amount that may be used for projects in that proposition and voters will decide on each individual proposition separately. The proposed program includes projects located throughout the Town and represents the program the Town Council intends to undertake to accomplish the intent of the approved bond propositions.
For more information visit: www.prospertx.gov/ 2020BondElection
Information obtained from the Town of Prosper’s website at www.ProsperTX.gov/government/elections
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My family moved to Prosper in 2008 and we have loved living in Prosper! I am married to Wayne Bartley and we have one daughter, Kelsie Bartley, a proud PHS grad and current Senior at Oklahoma State University.
The most common question I get when someone talks to me about being on council is, “Why are you running?”
As I have served in different roles in Prosper, I have come to value local government. The decisions made at the local level affect our daily life. Our safety, ease of transportation, property values, tax rate, and lifestyle are all directly affected by road construction, planning, how our fire and police departments are equipped, our parks, quality of development, long term planning and more. I believe citizens should be engaged in determining the outcome of their community.
I love Prosper, both what it was and what it is becoming. I want to be the kind of leader you can talk to and get answers from. Please feel free to reach out with your questions.
Although I am an unopposed candidate, I will still be at several polling places during early voting to meet you! Please like my campaign Facebook page or my personal page to find out where and when so I can say hi and you can get your vote in – it’s so important!
I look forward to serving you!
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The Hodges family has resided in Prosper since 2012, with my children attending Prosper schools since 2007. We have been involved in multiple community activities. Prior to the being a councilman, I was on the Parks and Recreation Board for three years. I currently sit on the board of managers as Vice-President of the North Central Texas Emergency Communications District (NCT9-1-1), am a member of the Benefits Subcommittee for the town and was most recently a part of the Hike and Bike Trail Steering Committee. As a member of the Council, we have learned why and how developments can be successful and how to avoid making costly mistakes. Experience and relationships matter and I have gained that locally and around the metroplex in my first term.
Public safety has been one of my main focuses during my three-year term. The population of Prosper has doubled from 14,416 in 2014 to 28,380 in 2020. This rapid growth has put a strain on resources of the town, yet in this time we have continuously added personnel to the Prosper Police Department and to Prosper Fire Rescue to ensure that the quality and response time for our citizens can be maintained. The half-cent sales tax, approved by voters in the May 2018 election, reassigned tax dollars specifically to the police and fire departments to help fund the additional personnel. As your councilman, I had the pleasure of serving as vice president on the committee where this was passed and was able to see how foresight and strategic planning helped maintain the standards that we, as citizens, appreciate.
Our fire department recently received the Best Practices Award, one of only 23 fire departments in the state to do so and achieved an ISO (Insurance Services Office) rating of one, one of 70 in the state. Our police department continues to keep crime low. Under the guidance of Chief Blasingame and Chief Kowalski, our public safety departments continue to make Prosper proud and I will continue to support them as your Councilman. Recently, there has been national noise around the defunding of police departments in some cities. I would not vote for any agenda item that would take away from our officers. We have two of the best departments around and I feel they need more resources, not less.
With the hyper-growth of Prosper, the next ten years will be critical in the formation of the identity of the Town of Prosper. The Council is taking steps to ensure that we have one vision, whether it be downtown, along the 380 corridor, or in the future of the Dallas North Tollway that will highlight three miles of high visibility and high traffic.
We have made great strides together as a council and as a town. I am asking that you cast a vote for me, Jeff Hodges, to keep that momentum going in the right direction. There is no substitute for experience and relationship building and I feel that I can offer both with honesty and integrity for the citizens of Prosper.
Steve is an IT executive with two decades of experience in business and technology, working with startups, non-profits, government, and corporations. He has served on state-level and town boards. He lives in Gentle Creek with his wife Rhonda and their three children. Rhonda is a former teacher and remains active in the Prosper ISD. She serves on the Prosper Library Board and volunteers with Cornerstone. Steve will be accessible, transparent, and accountable on Town Council.