Within the first days of open filing, a Lewisville resident formalized his intentions to seek a seat on the City Council.
Jon Dahlvig filed to run for the Lewisville City Council Place 1. He is a newcomer to city government, having never served on any city boards or committees, however he said he was a reserve member of the Lewisville Fire Department from 2009 to this year when he resigned to run for council.
“The first and biggest reason [I decided to run for councilman] is I want to be an additional voice on the City Council for the citizens of our city,” Dahlvig said.
Dahlvig said he feels that the City Council is “doing a fine job” of following the Lewisville Vision 2025 plan, which was put together with recommendations from the residents about what they want for their city.
“The other reason I am running is I want to help ensure that the city continues to follow this plan and if positive changes need to made as they arise that we put them into place,” Dahlvig said.
Some of his goals, if elected to the council include zero-based and balanced budgeting. He said he wants to reduce the city’s debt and avoid issuing new bonds. He also said he wants to create more recreational areas and programs and increase tourism.
“There are many things that I would like to accomplish and to place anyone of them as more important than the other is difficult for me,” Dahlvig said. “If I am elected, I would hope that the citizens of Lewisville feel like they have someone on City Council that truly listens to them and takes their issue(s) to heart.”
While Dahlvig is new to the local political world, he grew up in Highland Village and moved to Lewisville in 2005. He attended Marcus High School and graduated in 2004. He is working toward a degree in emergency medical services administration at Columbia Southern University. He works as a paramedic/field supervisor for CareFlite. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Melissa, and the two have 2-year-old twins, Hailey and Connor.
The next Lewisville City Council general election will be held May 6. Place 1 and Place 3 are up for election, and both are unexpired three-year terms. The city secretary’s office will accept applications from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at 151 West Church St. through Feb. 17.