Submitted by Kelly Kirkendoll
J. Martin Sanchez, running for the open at-large seat on the McKinney City Council in this month’s election, Tuesday announced two endorsements: former McKinney council member Scott Lewis and former parks and recreation director Larry Offerdahl.
Scott Lewis (above left, with Sanchez), president of Valliance Bank and former McKinney city council member, worked with Martin when he was McKinney’s senior long-range planner. “Martin was invaluable on staff,” said Lewis. “He was always able to see beyond the here and now. His job was to keep an eye on the future. He is talented that way.”
Larry Offerdahl (below right, with Sanchez), retired, former parks and recreation director for the City of McKinney said, “McKinney had great long-term vision with the help of Martin. What we need today is more long-range thinking. I am proud to call Martin my friend and colleague, and McKinney is lucky to have Martin here wanting to give of his talents.”