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Trophy Club Town Council Mayor Day Polling Place Trophy Club Town Hall 1 Trophy Wood Drive Trophy Club, Texas 76262May 2020: Mayor, Place 1 and 2

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    Eric Jensen

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Campaign Phone (817) 797-3229
Education MAS Aviation/Aerospace Operations MAS Aviation/Aerospace Management
Experience Former CCPD Board Member Former Council Member
While completing my double masters degrees in Management and Operations, I was selected to help start-up an airline that later became part of the 3rd largest airline in the world. I co-founded a successful ad agency with prestigious firms and and large corporations as clients. I've owned and operated an award-winning, top-producing franchise, while maintaining my career as an Airline Pilot and raising my two children, along with volunteering in my community. These experiences have taught me to be an effective and efficient decision maker; to work well under pressure; to manage staff; to be familiar with high-dollar budgets; and to be a strong leader. Piloting a jetliner across the world, responsible for hundreds of lives, calls for a calm cool head, clear direct communication, teamwork, confidence, leadership and the ability to understand vast amounts of technical information. However, I believe my long history of community service is extremely valuable.
To continue utilizing existing mediums, such as our Town website, social media platforms, emergency alert system, etc. along with remaining approachable and accessable to Town Staff and residents.
Our long-term infrastructure plan needs to be proactively examined to ensure water, drainage, roads and park facilities are maintained and updated. I would work with the MUD, with direction from an industry expert, in order to determine short and long term plans, options and impacts of dissolution, absorption or other solutions. Trophy Club is almost built-out, so I believe a focus should be on long-term financial responsibility, utilizing our current tax base to maintain desired services.
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My goal has been, and would be to have Town Council, Boards and Commissions comprised of independent voices who put the wants and needs of constituents, first. I would continue my strong, positive and productive relationships with our residents, school community, neighboring cities, regional partners, local businesses and nonprofit organizations in order to benefit our Town, its families and beyond.
Since we are subject to follow the orders of Denton County, our main focus has been supporting our residents, schools and local businesses, while maintaining Town facilities and services.
Town Council and Board Meetings can be viewed online. We also stream live on facebook. Residents may also submit Open Records Requests in person, or via our Town website.
Personally, I have been addressing this issue by creating and supporting initiatives to help our local businesses. This includes encouraging our residents and our neighbors to shop and dine, locally. As Mayor, I would work with Council, Boards and Town Staff to streamline the budget, as necessary.
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Campaign Phone (214) 908-1089
Education BBA in Management from UTA
Experience Elected twice to Trophy Club Town Council Place 2
I was elected twice for Trophy Club Council Place 2. I spent my last year on council as the Mayor Pro Tem. While serving on the Finance Committee, I suggested the idea of starting the first Homestead Exemption for Trophy Club and council agreed. It was implemented in 2019. Before being on council, I served on the Economic Development Corporation. I’ve lived in Trophy Club since 2013. My wife Rene’ and I have been married for 25 years and both our kids graduated from Byron Nelson High School. I am the President and minority owner of Control Products Corporation based in Grand Prairie, TX. With a staff of 110, we engineer and manufacture lighting products for the US Military. Our core products support the F15, F16, F18, Blackhawk, high level simulators and missile programs.
I’ve always published my personal cell number and email. I believe being available to talk to residents is very important. People know they can come to me, I may not agree, but they know I will listen. I am honest and without an agenda. I want what’s best for the residents and I want to hear what issues they may have. It’s the same approach I have at work. Chain of command is important, but my employees know my door is always open. I have a saying, “Don’t ever be afraid to ask”.
With development, we must insure private property isn’t affected negatively. Residents of Trophy Club love the small-town feel, and we also enjoy the selection of local businesses. Some of the growth has created rain runoff. There are standards in place to protect the homeowner, but we must do better. Clearing debris and making sure developers live up to the agreement is pertinent. We have 2 parcels of land, owned by the town, left to develop. 5 acres next to HG SPLY and 2 just south of Town Hall. I do not support giving that land away as incentive for the next development. That land now has value and someone with pay for it. We must be patient because we only have one shot to get it right. Everyone has an idea of what’s the best use for the land. Personally, I want something that brings in sales tax revenue. We are so dependent on property taxes. By adding sales tax revenue, we can increase the homestead exemption or decrease the tax rate or both.
Our roads are top notch and the residents expect it to remain that way. We do have room for improvement. We have a number of streets without sidewalks and this needs to be addressed. It’s a safety hazard for everyone but mostly kids. I want to have a cost study and plan to add sidewalks where it makes sense. Not every road needs them. I would expect residents in cul-d-sacs like it just as it is. But, let’s get a plan in place and a timeline to start adding them where needed.
Everything is a golf cart away. Need groceries, golf cart. Take the kids to school, golf cart. Dinner, golf cart. Play golf….we have 36 holes. Seriously though. I moved here in 2013 because of the schools and the easy highway access. Everything you need is in Trophy Club or a short drive away. The vision I want people to have is simple, Trophy Club is family. We are a unique, friendly, loving town. That’s achieved by the overwhelming support the town gives to the schools, teachers, police, fire and neighbors. I want more events that bring people together. I envision a yearly fishing event for the kids. I would love to have concerts in the park. A farmer’s market. An arts and crafts fair. Events in the town bring people together and smiles on everyone’s face.
I’m not a health expect. In my business, I’ve had policies in place early on to best protest my employees. We take temperatures, require hand washing and wear masks when not seated at your workstation. I believe it’s important to educate proper hygiene but to shut down businesses is an overstep of government. Let business owners decide what is best for their employees. Let customers decide what is best for themselves. Our economy cannot survive, and small businesses suffer with mandated shut downs. People that have invested their life savings into a business have lost it all and it’s not right. Educate, don’t mandate.
Local policies and state laws are in place to maintain open records and open meetings. We have broadcast meetings via Facebook for some time now. We are all learning what a Zoom meeting is. I’ve used them at work, with family and with friends. Trophy Club has used them for meetings.
Trophy Club is fortunate. There will not be a budget deficit because of COVID. Online sales tax income has actually increased from last year.
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