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Tyler City Councilman Martin Heines to run for mayor in 2014

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From the Campaign of Martin Heines:

MayorPro-Tem Martin Heines today announced his intention to run for Mayor in the May2014 election.  Current Mayor BarbaraBass is not seeking re-election due to term limits.

Heines,50, is a Tyler native, a small business owner and property manager/investor. Heearned a BBA degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1985 and the MAIAppraisal designation from the Appraisal Institute in 2000. Heines is currentlyin his second term as Tyler City Councilman for District 4.   He currently serves as Mayor Pro-Tem and hasserved on the Council Audit Committee and the Council Building/EconomicDevelopment Committee.  
His involvement in the community has beendiverse; serving the City of Tyler as a volunteer on several committeesincluding Chair of the City of Tyler International Existing Building CodeCommittee, on the Steering Committee for Tyler 1st, as a member ofthe Mayor's Tyler Leadership Roundtable as well as a member of the Midtown AreaDevelopment Committee. Heines is a board member of the TJC Foundation and hasserved on the Advisory Committee of the University of Texas at Tyler's SmallBusiness Institute Program.  In the past,Heines has served as President of Heart of Tyler/Main Street, and as a BoardMember of the Literacy Council, Historic Tyler and Tyler Board of Realtors. Agraduate of Leadership Tyler Class XV, he also chaired the Chamber of CommerceGovernmental Affairs Committee in 2001 and 2002 and was a member of theChamber's Vision 2000 and Vision 2010 Committees.   

"Afterserving on City Council for the past 3 years and visiting with many peoplethroughout the community over the past several months, I am excited to announcemy candidacy for Mayor of Tyler. I believe my background and experience as aCity Council member, as a member of many different volunteer committees for theCity, as well as my business background will help me serve effectively asMayor. I would be honored to be elected to this position." said Heines.

"As a Citywe have faced a number of issues during a tough economy and I feel that we arein a great position to continue the momentum with pay-as-you-go plan and ouroverall business approach to City Government. One of the most important issuesto citizens throughout the City has beenstreet repair and we have developed the Pavement Enhancement Plan which willannually overlay 30 lane miles of city streets for the next six years. Inaddition, as we continue to grow as a community, it is important to use ourpay-as you-go funds to enhance traffic flow

in growth areas. We are moving forward with plans in 2014 to extend WestCumberland Road from Broadway to Old Jacksonville Road –all to be paid in cash.I look forward to the opportunity to represent citizens throughout our entirecommunity and to continue working on projects that will enhance our city as we look to thefuture."

Heinesand his wife, Michelle, are the parents of a son and daughter and attend theCathedral of the Immaculate Conception.


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