Saturday – April 27 – May 2, 2015
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|Monday and Tuesday - May 4 – 5, 2015
||7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
|Saturday - May 9, 2015
||7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
A Brief History -
In May 2009, I ran for an unexpired term for place 4. I received the
most votes in the City Election (44%) but not quite enough to have
more than half and was forced into a Runoff. A month later, in June
2009, I won the Runoff Election. Then in 2010, I ran for a full 3 year
term and won the election. There is an election every year in
May for two of the six positions on the City Council. I served
on the City Council until May 2013.
Over the years that I have lived in Lewisville (since 1987), I
read the local newspapers and am concerned about the direction of
this Country and our city of Lewisville.
It is time that conservatives step up and be active in the decisions
that affect our daily lives. I encourage you to get involved:
speak up, vote for those that actually share your values, run for
office so that you can be counted as a conservative voice.
Yes, even if your values conflict with
my core values and beliefs
- get involved. Let me be clear, if elected as Mayor I will
work with everyone, however, decisions/votes that I make will be
influenced by my core values and beliefs. I believe everyone makes decisions based
on their values and beliefs whatever they may be. I am wary of
anyone who says they do not.
I continue to devote myself to looking out for our City.
It is my hope that you will share my
excitement and optimism for the future of Lewisville.
Please join me and get involved in the community.
How can you get involved? Attend the City Council
Meetings and review the agenda before the meeting - Speak during
the Visitors/Citizens Forum at the meeting on topics that you
would like addressed.
As a member of the Lewisville City Council (2009 to 2013), I have done my best to address the issues that I told the
voters that I would do. You can see these top issues on my
Issues & Status Report page and I
will continue to support these important issues along with all the
others. To read more about
John Gorena, click here
I have listed many issues of concern
when I was on the Council and they are still important. As for
Mayor, I think it is more about the direction that Lewisville is
going – has been going…
Twenty-five years ago, Lewisville was the place to be.
It was a good wholesome community, Families, Schools, everything.. Those of you
who are long term residents know exactly what I mean. You have seen areas change
like shopping centers, neighborhoods, etc… You have seen families and other
friends move from Lewisville. Maybe they moved to Flower Mound or Corinth or
some other community that just felt better to them. Maybe citing that they want
their kids to go to another school or the complaints about the neighborhood. It
is something that is hard to define. I do not think it has anything to do with
the size of Lewisville but I definitely think it has to do with the feel of
Lewisville. I do not think spending more money is the answer. I think it is
about wanting to be here with a sense of pride and patriotism, about what makes
Texas and this Country great. It’s about God and Country. It’s about
responsibility and duty to not just yourself but to others. It’s about being a
community that believes in higher moral values and all traditions and ideas that
made this Country great.
Will you help me?
I will not mislead you
nor will I speak for my opponents. I want to make it clear
that there is no requirement beyond being a resident for a year, being a registered voter,
and not owing the city money to run for any
position on the Lewisville City Council. Having been on the
Council, I think that it would be best for any Mayoral Candidate to
have at least one term experience as a Council member. There
is a lot that goes on that even dedicated visitors do not catch.
Personally I like both my opponents but politically we
differ. Also, please know that the vast majority of the
decisions made on the Council are unanimous decisions as most have
to do with regular City business. One of my opponents has been
on the City Council for nearly 20 years. He is an honorable
man but we clearly are on opposite sides of the political
spectrum. Our positions on the
are a matter of public record as we both have served on the Council.
The other opponent, a very nice guy, has never served on any City
boards or on the Council. We have spoken and I seriously
encouraged him to run for a Council position first so that he could
get experience. If he wins, I think it
will be very tough for him.
I ask that you contact me
directly to answer any questions that you might have concerning my
position on the Issues. I choose
to serve standing firm on my values and not on my knees groveling for votes. Many
answers to questions that I am
asked are on my website already but I would like to hear from you
anyway. Please send an email or feel free to call me at 972-315-0496.
Continued dedication to Lewisville:
The main reason I ran for City Council (served 2009-2013) was because I could not find someone to run
with my same values - someone who truly represents me. I did not run
‘just because’ or ‘I want the position/title’. I am concerned about the
future of Lewisville. I admit that there are
other problems in this City that are not being addressed that got me started on this path. I
also ran because
there was a need for someone to stand up for Christian Conservative
values, American Patriotism, and the Rule of Law. I will not deviate from my
core values for political expediency.
Let me be clear, if elected as Mayor I will work with everyone, however,
decisions that I make will be influenced by my beliefs and values
just like everyone else does.
As stated above, I created an
Issues & Status report page about some of the items that are important.
Please keep in mind that everything is important and I consider
every issue very carefully. You will notice that many were not
passed as I was the only person on the council that wanted to pursue
these topics. They will not come to pass until there are others on
the City Council that want to do these things also. Each year
two places are elected at large (no districts - city wide) for a
three year term. Therefore it is very important that you vote in the
yearly city elections. Again, I cannot do this alone and I need you
to elect fellow conservatives to the City Council to help.
See my Issues & Status report
for a few of the many important topics that I have tried to get
accomplished when I was on the Council (2009-2013). Keep voting
for me and others that think conservatively like we do - otherwise
these important issues will never get passed or corrected.
Media - Here you will find the list of questionnaires and
any current stories in the media.
are very much needed - no matter how small the size of the donation.
See the Voting Schedule
for hours and Locations.
Donation is appreciated and
will help me with this campaign.
To learn about my ideas and beliefs, please view the following
areas of this site:
Thank You for your support,
John D. Gorena, Candidate for Lewisville Mayor
p.s. Taking part in the political process is NOT an option...It is a responsibility.