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John Gorena,
Candidate for Lewisville Mayor


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Monday through Saturday – April 27 – May 2, 2015 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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 contested issues 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 issues  and 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.

In the Media - Here you will find the list of questionnaires and any current stories in the media.


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Thank You for your support,

John D. Gorena, Candidate for Lewisville Mayor

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Quotable Quotes

"Tis our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world.."
 - George Washington (1796)

"Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto."
 - Thomas Jefferson (1799)

"The ongoing migration of persons to the United States in violation of our laws is a serious national problem detrimental to the interests of the United States." - Ronald Reagan, 1981

"Honor never grows old, and honor rejoices the heart of age. It does so because honor is, finally, about defending those noble and worthy things that deserve defending, even if it comes at a high cost. In our time, that may mean social disapproval, public scorn, hardship, persecution, or as always, even death itself. The question remains: What is worth defending? What is worth dying for? What is worth living for?" - William J. Bennett in a lecture to the U. S. Naval Academy, Nov 24, 1997

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