Submitted by Don Day, McKinney City Council
Don Day, McKinney City Council representative for District 1 announced Wednesday that he is running for re-election.
“For the past three and half years, I have had the privilege of representing District 1 on McKinney‘s City Council. During this time, our City faced the worst economic downturn in generations, yet McKinney continued to grow and prosper. Every year Council balanced the City budget without raising taxes. McKinney grew economically creating jobs for our citizens and increasing our tax base to continue funding quality education for our children. Additional Council accomplishments over the past three years were:
* Development of an economically practical program to finish the abandon hotel structure at Highway 121 and Interstate 75.
* Attraction of new business development to McKinney including Baylor Hospital, Traxxas Corporation, Wistron Corporation, Encore Wire, Ratheon and Emerson Corporation all of which will bring more than one thousand new jobs to McKinney.
* Creation of two new Economic Development Zones (TIRZ 1& 2) in East McKinney to provide funding for revitalization of highway 5, the two historic Mills, our historic downtown and continued growth at McKinney’s airport.
* Over the past 4 years, McKinney has twice been named by Money Magazine as one of the top 5 places to live in America.
Council continues to work on plans for future development in the downtown area, future development plans for the northwest Quadrant and future entertainment venues in McKinney.
With City development continuing, I am running for re-election and request your support. McKinney is my home and I want to see it continue to grow and prosper.”
Don Day has been a resident of McKinney since 1996. He has renovated 24 historic building in downtown McKinney and on three occasions he has received the City of McKinney’s annual award for the Best Preservation of a Commercial Historic Building. In 2007 he was awarded the McKinney Main Street’s “Partner of the Year Award”; in 2007 he was named a “Good Samaritan of the year” by the Samaritan Inn; in 2008 he was made a Lifetime Member of the McKinney Boys & Girls Club and in 2009 he received the McKinney Convention and Convention Bureau award of the year.
Mr. Day is a U.S. Navy veteran and has a B.S. degree in Physics from the University of North Texas.