District 2 Candidates |
District 2 encompasses the Southwestern part of McKinney. Located between Custer Road and U.S. Highway 75, it runs parallel to U.S. Highway 121 on the south side and reaches just past Eldorado Parkway (in some spots) to the north. It includes Craig Ranch, the Sam Rayburn Tollway corridor and the Eldorado Country Club. District 2 is currently occupied by Geralyn Kever, who has reached her term limit after being elected in 2008 and re-elected in 2011. Up for election this year are Matt Hilton and Rainey Rogers.
Matt Hilton | Matt Hilton is CEO/Founder of Step Up Realty, holds a B.S. in Economics and has lived in McKinney for 10 years with his wife Aimee and their four children. He tells TSB that hiring a permanent City Manager should be the top priority for the city at this time and describes himself as a Conservative Republican. Hilton currently sits on the McKinney Planning and Zoning Commission as Vice-Chair and is the Vice-President of the North Collin County Habitat for Humanity. This will be a second attempt at securing a council seat after losing the 2011 election to Roger Harris for an At-Large position. When asked by The Dallas Morning News if he had been involved in any civil lawsuits or declared personal/business bankruptcy Hilton’s response was, “Yes- Plaintiff in a few Justice of the Peace cases in Dallas counties against attorneys who refused to pay for private investigative services and service of process my company rendered to them. Defendant in a civil case in Collin county- Citibank filed suit on an unpaid balance of a credit card. We had kids with issues that required hospitalization on and off prior to the suit being filed. Being self-employed and my wife making a teacher’s salary, we had to prioritize which bills were paid. In 2011, we made good, paid the debt, and the judgment was released.”
Rainey Rogers | Rainey Rogers is a Financial Advisor, holds a CFP designation and has lived in McKinney for the last 40 years with his wife Tammy and their five children. Rogers has served on the Collin County Courthouse Bond Committee and the McKinney Board of Adjustment. This is his second try at the District 2 seat after an unsuccessful attempt in 2005. Rogers was admittedly involved in a civil lawsuit in 2004 and was quoted by The Dallas Morning News saying, “I introduced a client to a friend of mine, the client invested some money with this guy and lost money. Even though I had nothing to do with their transactions the suit was settled out of court.”