I humbly ask for your vote in the upcoming election.
ELECTION DAY, SATURDAY MAY 1st 7am - 7pm
at the Roanoke Public Library 308 S Walnut St.
To view a sample ballot, go to votedenton.gov
Why am I running for re-election?
My desire to offer strong leadership and be available to the citizens in our city is vital as we continue to grow. I have always worked hard to stay in communication with our citizens, business, and staff. I want to continue to serve my hometown that I have given 32 years, and I look forward to continuing my work as mayor.
I have served the City of Roanoke in different capacities since 1987. As a life-long resident, I have watched Roanoke grow and blossom. My father was on Roanoke City Council in the 70’s and 80’s. As I watched his passion to serve and give back to this community, those values were instilled in me to serve. In 1987, Mayor John “Toots” Tidwell asked me to serve on the Zoning Board of Adjustments. It was there that I began to learn the process of how the city operated. I served from 87 – 95, when I decided to run for city council. I ran a successful campaign and won the seat. I was immediately elected by the council to serve as mayor pro-tem. I gained so much knowledge and insight, that after 4 terms serving on city council, I then ran a successful campaign for mayor in 2005. I have always had a strong desire to serve and to give back to my hometown. I am currently serving my 7thterm as mayor.
My top priority is to stay on top of the continued positive growth and development. Our future is bright and we have a lot of commercial development coming our way.
Continue to offer our citizens great amenities and low taxes. Roanoke has maintained one of the lowest tax rates in the area for over 23 years. Since I was elected mayor, we’ve added so many great amenities for our citizens; Roanoke Visitors Center and Museum, Roanoke Fire Department, Roanoke City Hall, Roanoke Skate Park, Roanoke Trail Systems, Roanoke Splash Parks, and the Roanoke Library Expansion and Community Center Expansion.
Continue to maintain a great quality of life for our residents and to continue to attract new businesses that help keep our economy and jobs growing in our city.
I am a lifelong Roanoke resident, born and raised! My passion is to serve the community that I grew up in. My wife and I were married in 1987, we've raised our two children in Roanoke. At that time, I was asked by then mayor, John "Toots" Tidwell to serve as Chairman of the Zoning Board of Adjustments. Serving in that capacity helped me gain knowledge of city government. In 1995, I ran a successful bid for Roanoke City Council. I continued to gain knowledge of the service to my community through city council, and was encouraged by citizens to run for mayor in 2005. I had a successful bid for mayor and have now served 7 terms. I humbly ask for your vote for re-election and to continue the positive growth in our great city
· Lifelong Resident of Roanoke/Denton County
· Married (33 years) to his wife, Shannon Gierisch
· 2 Adult Children, Amanda, 28, (Connor) and Carl III “Trey”, 24, (Amber).
· General Manager and Partner – Roanoke Auto Supply, Ltd.
· Deacon and Worship minister (North Texas Church of Christ)
· Roanoke City Council (4 term council, 1995-1997, 1999-2005)
· Mayor of Roanoke (6th term, 15th year) 2005-present
· President of Speedway Children’s Charities-Texas (2014-present)
· Past President Roanoke Lions Club (2012-2014)
· Past Chairman APSA (Automotive Parts & Service Assn.) (2011-2012)
· Board of Trustees on the New Transitions Center in Roanoke (2019-current).
My passion is to serve the great citizens of Roanoke!
09:00 am – 05:00 pm