Gainesville, TX — Reagan Lynch has filed to run for Ward 3 on the Gainesville City Council. Reagan is a dedicated leader who intends to work to build the city’s infrastructure and nurture its community businesses and industries. His vision and focus revolve around engaging with the community and attracting more people and investments and thus creating more job opportunities.
Reagan carries a great enthusiasm for building the future of Gainesville. Reagan and his family moved to Gainesville in August 2016, when he began working as the grant writer for Gainesville Independent School District. He and his wife quickly fell in love with the community and decided to plant deep roots in this totally Texas, all American town. As a councilman, Reagan’s background in public policy, the non-profit sector, and fundraising is a strong plus, and it will help Gainesville become a leader among small and rural communities in Texas.
“As we begin to see the results of the northward expansion of the DFW area over the next ten years, I want to focus on finding a way to keep the city’s infrastructure updated, look for ways to engage families in the community, and target business and industry that will bring not just jobs, but people to Gainesville, who will invest in our community,” said Reagan.
Keith Clegg, the current Ward 3 Councilman said, “After serving on the city council for the last eight years, I think it is time to get some young blood in here. Knowing that Reagan recently completed the Leadership Gainesville course and having spoken with him about his heart for Gainesville, I think he will be a great asset to the Council and the city.”
“I had the pleasure of working with Reagan while serving as the Interim Superintendent at Gainesville ISD. Reagan is a very dedicated, highly intelligent individual, who will do an excellent job serving the City of Gainesville,” said Larry Smith.
Originally from Midland, Texas, Reagan has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Sul Ross State University and a Master of Divinity in Ethics and Stewardship from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Reagan’s background includes work on the staff of Congressman K. Michael Conaway from Texas’ 11th congressional district, founding a non-profit, service on two federal advisory committees at the National Council on Disability as the secretary and policy lead for the Youth Advisory Committee, as well as an appointment to the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel at the Internal Revenue Service, where he sat on the Area 5 Committee and the Forms and Publications and Customer Service Subcommittees. In addition, he served on a state-wide working group established by the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities in 2006 that drafted the Texas Web Accessibility Guidelines.
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