Kyle City Councilmember Lucy Johnson announced Monday morning that she is running for mayor now that Kyle Mayor Mike Gonzalez is running for Hays County Commissioner.
Johnson, an at-large councilmember, won her seat in May 2008. It is likely that the mayoral election will take place on Feb. 13, which was the day set by the Kyle council for the special election to fill Ray Bryant’s seat as the eastern district councilmember. Bryant announced recently that he is vacating the seat to run for Hays County Precinct 2 Commissioner as a Democrat.
“The recession has meant an end to easy solutions for Kyle,” Johnson said. “When I first ran for city council, I stated that our city needs a vision for future growth that retains its individual appeal to stay competitive during a period of widespread economic instability. Remaining competitive is more important than ever for Kyle.”
Johnson claims endorsements from Hays County Precinct 2 Commissioner Jeff Barton (D-Kyle), former Kyle Mayor Ed Winn and former Councilmembers Bryant and Paula Alvarez.
Johnson is the chair of the Kyle Parks and Recreation Committee and represents Kyle on the Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG).Email | Print
This is great news! I’ve lived in Kyle all my life, and Ms. Johnson will do a wonderful job. She certainly has my vote!
Lucy is an amazing young woman. She truly has a heart for the City of Kyle and will deligently work to maintain the integrity of the City as it grows and matures in the coming years. She will work for the good of all.
Lucy is an incredible young woman with a heart of gold. She loves our city, and I can’t wait to see how we flourish with her as Mayor! She has my vote!
I’m so thrilled she’s running for Mayor. She is about the only council member in Kyle I have faith in to do the right thing.
What a hack . . . she is a rich girl, born with a silver spoon in her mouth. She has no idea about the issues facing us simple working folks.
Lucy will make a wonderful mayor. Kyle is lucky to have someone like Lucy to count on!
@ghostofjefferson: You have no Idea what you’re talking about. I graduated from Hays High School with Lucy, and last time I checked, not many ‘rich girls’ are in the habit of getting their diplomas from public schools. Also, what kind of name pseudo-populist name is ghostofjefferson, anyway? Didn’t he own a whole bunch of slaves?
I am guessing everyone that is commenting in favor of Lucy, knows here personally. I don’t.
Can you give some specifics of why “Kyle would be lucky” and “Flourish” with her as Mayor.
I mean we have had a lot of development here it seems way before she even got on council. It seems like she is just riding the wave of success already started by past councils.
What has she done except vote yes on what was already been in the works??
Also, I have no idea if she is rich or what she does to make a living, but I do care if she speaks her own voice, and represents people and is not just a puppet for the rich “good-old-boy/girls” system we seem to have here.
Lastly, regarding public schools, our teachers should be appreciated!
Neil: Just because you are rich and go to public schools does not mean you understand what working families, single moms with two kids, or fathers that just lost their job are going through.
Government is suppose to be reflective of the citizens not elect royalty. But I am guessing that she has all the money she needs to run and all the support from the local “political machine”, I mean newspaper.
And yes Jefferson did own slaves but he also authored the Declaration of Independance stating that we are all equal. Jefferson wanted it to apply to slaves but it was not supported by the southern political machine.
Lucy has been one of my best friends for over 15 years. I am an average citizen making an average wage. I went to public school with her, and I know the people that she knows. Lucy is full of integrity. She speaks her mind. Not only is she sensitive to those who do not have the same income that she does, but she does not see herself as more important or better than anyone else because of her social or economic status. Lucy is humble and caring. Lucy is not a detached elitist by any stretch of the imagination. I am blessed to know her.
Lucy would be a fabulous mayor for the City of Kyle for multiple reasons. She is passionate about doing the right thing. In addition to that, she cannot be bought. Her sizable income, mentioned previously in other comments, places her in a position where she is not in need of anything from anyone. On top of that she is not a greedy person, but rather a very generous one. Lucy is also very responsible and savvy with her own finances, leading me to believe she would be just as responsible and savvy with the City of Kyle’s finances. She lives in a middle class neighborhood with middle class neighbors. Their concerns and needs are her concerns and needs where public policy is concerned.
If you have yet to meet her, and are skeptical of her qualifications or character, then I recommend that you look her up and ask to meet her for coffee. I know she would be happy to talk to you and answer any questions you may have.