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Chuck Brawner Announces Candidacy for Katy Mayor

Katy, TX News (March 7, 2017) – Chuck Brawner has filed to run in the open seat to be the next Mayor of the City of Katy.  Brawner served as Katy City Council Member since 2013 and Mayor Pro Tem since 2014. He was required to vacate his Council Seat to run for Mayor.  Brawner is committed to making the families of Katy and the city’s legacy the center of his campaign.

“Katy is one of the most fantastic cities in Texas.  Our loving and spiritual community is second to none.  We care deeply about our families and their ability to succeed.  We care about our children’s education, we love cheering them on at their sporting events and we know they are safe to grow up playing in our neighborhoods,” said Brawner. “I am running for Mayor because I care about the future of Katy, because I am excited about where we are headed and because I have a path to get us there.  As Mayor, I will focus on public safety, on managing our growth, on increasing our mobility while fiercely protecting our private property rights and on those things that increase the quality of life for our Katy families and their children. I ask for your vote for Mayor.  It would be my honor to serve you and our great city.”

With the Katy family and their quality of life at the forefront of Brawner’s campaign, ensuring a strong financial footing for the city is a responsibility Brawner takes very seriously.

“Creating that quality of life requires a strong fiscal footing. I am a conservative in all things, including all things fiscal, therefore, I will make sure that Katy is financially strong and work toincrease the reserve fund balance.  I will work to make sure we keep our very rare AAA credit rating so the city can maintain its gold-standard financial reputation. I will continue to look for ways to eliminate waste and save money. I will protect our homestead exemptions and find new ways to roll back the tax rate,” Brawner said.

Brawner has a history of smart fiscal management.  As a small business owner, Brawner started with a small investment and grew the company to a sustainable success eventually selling the profitable enterprise.  As Chief of Police for Spring Branch ISD, Brawner always kept his budgets in the black.  He sought money management measures to ensure safety, provide necessary equipment, but not spend more than what was needed.  As Katy Mayor Pro Tem, Brawner has found money-saving methods again to help the city meet its reserve fund requirements and now wants to increase those reserves and the overall savings for taxpayers.  Brawner’s mix of decades of experience as a sound business manager for customers and for taxpayers coupled with his unmatched tenure in public safety and intergovernmental relationships place him in a well-poised position to serve the City of Katy as Mayor.

“I will run a campaign for Mayor that addresses real results, real policy and real concrete plans about how to increase our quality of life for our community, enhance public safety, ensure our taxpayers see stability they can rely on in their family budgets and keep Katy the nicest and most attractive place that people want to raise their family,” said Brawner.

In the coming days, Brawner will be launching his campaign website and announcing a unique approach to visit with the voters of Katy on a regular basis.  Watch the Brawner campaign Facebook page, which can be found by searching “Chuck Brawner” or inputting @ChuckBrawnerKaty in Facebook search.

Chuck Brawner and his wife, Marcy (pictured above), have lived in the Katy area for 37 years and in the city proper for the last 15 years.  In December of 2016, Brawner retired as the Chief of Police at Spring Branch ISD after 21 years of service.  Brawner served on the Katy City Council since 2013 and was appointed Mayor Pro Tem in 2014.  Brawner’s public service runs deep.  For the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Brawner served as a Security Team Leader and, during Hurricane Ike, Brawner was Joint Commander with the Texas Department of Public Safety at the Houston Regional Staging Area for Emergency Response Resources.  In the mid-1980s, Brawner served as a Volunteer Firefighter Captain for the West I-10 Volunteer Fire Department and took on a leadership role as a Member of Fire District 48’s Board of Directors.  He was elected in 1998 as President of the Texas Municipal Police Association after serving a number of years on the organization’s Board.   Brawner was honored to be appointed by Texas Governor George W. Bush to the Governor’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and by Governor Rick Perry to the Federal Juvenile Justice Advisory Board.

Brawner is a Graduate of the Bill Blackwood Leadership Command College at Sam Houston State University. Chuck and Marcy have have been married for 30 years. They dote on their four grandchildren and are thrilled that three of those grandchildren live right near them here in Katy.  The Brawners are active members of Parkway Fellowship Church.

Courtesy of Chuck Brawner
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