May 3, 2019

Let’s Cross This Finish Line Together

I decided to run for office because I love this country and I love my family. I care deeply for my two daughters and the nation they are inheriting as they enter adulthood. I am running because I believe we cannot fix the problems that ail us from the top down. The remedies must rise from the bottom up. Neighbors …

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April 16, 2019

Blane Conklin Endorsed by Citizens for Diversity in Leadership Roles

Round Rock, Texas – Citizens for Diversity in Leadership Roles (CDLR), a Round Rock political action committee has issued a plea to all of Round Rock’s registered voters to make their voices heard and vote in the upcoming May 4, 2019 City Council election. CDLR established as a PAC in 2001 by individuals active primarily in non-partisan, Round Rock elections such …

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April 10, 2019

Our Greatest Asset is Our People

As Spring struggles to emerge in central Texas, my thoughts turn to past Springs of my life. I just realized it has been 30 years since I graduated from high school. That can’t be possible – it seems just like yesterday! And yet, my youngest daughter will be graduating from Stony Point High School this May, so it must be …

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March 1, 2019

“We all breathe the same air.”

Over the past several weeks, I’ve shared my comprehensive plan for Round Rock to take action on climate change. I started by invoking JFK and laying down the challenge. I believe this is a challenge the people of Round Rock are willing to accept and unwilling to postpone. Once we determine the baseline for Round Rock’s carbon footprint, we need to …

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February 25, 2019

How we move and how we build

In my initial post, I said that Round Rock first needs to conduct a greenhouse gas inventory to determine what our carbon footprint is. Then we need to establish goals and timelines to reduce this footprint. We need to do both of these things on two tracks: city operations and the wider community. In my previous post, I focused on the …

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February 18, 2019

The Important Thing Is To Begin.

In my initial post, I said that Round Rock first needs to conduct a greenhouse gas inventory to determine what our carbon footprint is. Then we need to establish goals and timelines to reduce this footprint. We need to do both of these things on two tracks: city operations and the wider community. In this post I want to focus …

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February 8, 2019

A Challenge We Are Willing To Accept

“a challenge we are willing to accept…unwilling to postpone” – JFK I am running for Round Rock City Council to ensure that every family who calls Round Rock home enjoys the quality of life we are famous for and that our children and grandchildren have it even better. But we have a problem. It’s a problem that affects each and every one …

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February 1, 2019

Kick-Off Speech

Our Campaign Kick-Off & Fundraiser last weekend was an overwhelming success! I was so grateful to be joined by our friends and family as I officially announced my run for Round Rock City Council, Place 2. Just in case you missed it, here’s my kickoff speech!

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January 30, 2019

Today I filed for Round Rock City Council, Place 2

Today I filed as a candidate for Round Rock City Council, Place 2. No matter what your politics or who you vote for, you have to agree, our nation is not living up to its potential and promise. Our politics are broken, dysfunctional. What is broken in our nation’s public life can’t be fixed from the top down. It has …

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January 2, 2019

Dear friends, neighbors, and supporters:

Today, I am excited to announce that I am running for Round Rock City Council, Place 2, in the May 4th election. Together, we made a great run in the County Judge race in 2018. We came up just six points short county wide. But in Round Rock, we won by six points. I know that with your renewed support …

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