The Councilman

The Councilman

First elected in 2011, I am currently serving my second term representing District 1 on the Denton City Council. Check out what I've been doing...

The Ideas

The Ideas

Denton is a great city with the potential to be on the cutting-edge of civic possibilities. A great city deserves great vision and big ideas...

The News

The News

Check out this sampling of media coverage of the great things we're doing in and for Denton...

What sort of city do you want to help create?

The Fake Controversy of Sanctuary Cities

I do a lecture for university government classes on the importance of local democracy. While attempting to unpack how it is we’ve gotten to a point where all of our focus, energy, and political rearing occurs on the national political… continue reading

Mike Pence, Hamilton, and What We Should Value in a Democracy

  My Twitter and Facebook feeds are lit up with praise for Brandon Dixon and the cast of Hamilton for boldly standing up to the Vice President-Elect after the performance that he attended. This after Mr. Pence arrived to the performance… continue reading

On Big Cities and Small Towns: Cultural Relevance and the 2016 Election

One of my favorite relatives took to Facebook recently to post this New York Times analysis of “The Two America’s of 2016,” displaying the stark divide between big city America and small town America in their opposed political sentiments as… continue reading