By an overwhelming margin, The Colony Place 4 City Councilman David Terre has been re-elected to the Denton County Appraisal District (DCAD) board of directors.
Terre was first elected to the DCAD board in 2013 with 410 votes as the first representative from the The Colony. In 2015, however, Terre received the highest number of votes out of 17 candidates with 1,402. Terre said the high vote totals validated the members’ approval of his first-term performance and highlights the city’s rise to prominence in the region.
“I enjoyed serving on the DCAD board and felt I made significant contributions during my first term,” Terre said. “The Colony continues to move forward and is certainly recognized by many as the best place to live in the Metroplex.”
There are 59 jurisdictions within DCAD, consisting of 41 cities, 17 school districts and the Denton County Commissioners Court. These jurisdictions have a total of 5,000 votes on a weighted scale, ranging from a one vote for the City of Westlake to 1,434 for Lewisville ISD. The Colony is allotted 64 votes, or 1.278 percent of the total. Every two years an election is held and each jurisdiction is permitted to nominate up to five candidates. The five candidates receiving the most votes are elected.
“As the only candidate nominated by The Colony, I obviously had to receive a large number of crossover votes from other jurisdictions to reach 1,402,” Terre said. “But that is exactly what happened when 12 jurisdictions chose to cast all or a portion of their allocated votes towards my re-election. This overwhelming re-election to the DCAD board of directors is another example of our city’s leadership position in Denton County.”