Meet the 2023 Council Candidates is a "Reception Only" occasion to Meet & Greet City Council Candidates and learn about the School Bond as well. There are 3 Council Member spots to be voted on - Places One, Four and Five.
The Reception, Sponsored by the New Boston Chamber of Commerce, will be at the Community Center, at City Hall on Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 2 till 4 PM.
We asked each candidate to provide a picture and a short Bio.
School Board Bond representative will be Jackie Barnwell - Further Bond Info HERE
Special Thanks to our Candidates and Citizens that turned out for our Chamber Event.
Robert Carr - Council Member - Seeking Re-election
My name is Robert "Rob" Carr, and I am currently serving on the City Council in Place 1. I have been a resident of New Boston for 35 years. I am married to Angela Shelton Carr, and we have 3 children and 4 grandchildren. I am retired from Cooper Tire and Rubber Company. I have been involved in the community for over 30 years coaching youth baseball, basketball, and soccer. I served as President of the Soccer Association for over 10 years and was President of the New Boston Athletic Boosters 2 years.
Before being elected to the New Boston City Council in 2019, I served 6 years on the NBISD School Board.
I love this city and look forward to serving the residents of New Boston.
Phillip Warren - Seeking Election - No Picture
My Name is Phillip Warren. I am a long time resident of Bowie County, was raised in Hooks, Texas. I just want to ensure everyone is being treated fairly. Being a long time resident of Bowie County, I care for my community. Believe that all of the city’s residents should have a voice and deserves the respect to be heard. I have succeeded in leading multi-million dollar programs in support of the DOD. Thrive being a part of a team working together to achieve a common goal. Believe there is room on a team for anyone. Through my work experience I have gained a well-rounded ability to make hard decisions in a timely manner that meets the needs of an organizations goals. I have learned that status quo seems to always impede progress. Throughout the years I have learned the importance that one person can make. I am married to my wife of 10 years, and we are raising one child. I Know that economic times are changing and not what they are used to be, but that doesn’t mean when cant plan for a future that strengthens our community and leaves behind something better for our children. I would like to be part of a city council that is progressive and is looking ahead to the future ensuring all of the city’s resident’s interest are being addressed. I believe there is a right and a wrong and sometimes things may be done for the wrong reasons and that needs to stop. I look forward to the ability to get to know many of you.
Jackie Laney - Council Member - Seeking Re-election
Candidate hasn't provided Bio or Picture
Michael Foster - Seeking Election
I am Michael Foster running for Place 4, City Council. I was born and raised in Bowie County and have lived here all my life. My mother Betty still lives in Malta. I have two siblings, one brother Jeff Foster in Mesquite, Tx and Paula Cole of New Boston. I attended school in DeKalb and have lived in New Boston since 1991. I have coached many Little League baseball, football and basketball teams throughout my years in New Boston. I am a member of Malta Baptist Church. I have been married to Holly for 26 years. We have two daughters, Andrea Barfield of New Boston and Jennifer Borek (Brett) of Las Vegas, NV. We have 2 sons, Chris Sanders of Las Vegas, NV and Reagan Sanders of Princeton, Tx. We have 7 grandchildren. I retired from Red River Army Depot in 2018 after 40 yrs of service and was assigned to Land Management Division. I managed the Depot Hunt Program the last 10 years of my career. I started the Depot Wounded Warrior Program with soldiers/hunters participation from Fort Hood, Fort Sam Houston and Fort Bliss, Tx. Soldiers/hunters from Fort Polk, LA also participated. I was able to re-establish the annual Special Depot Youth Hunt in 2010 for youth participating from the Texarkana Baptist Orphanage and Watersprings Ranch. Was presented a Meritorious Service Award for the Wounded Warrior Hunt and for the Youth Deer Hunt. I completed and attended various schools and courses for the Depot to include numerous forestry fire control courses. My biggest achievement was graduating in the top 5 of my class at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia and being awarded the Directors Award for top student in my class by my classmates. My decision to run for City Council was made because the citizens of New Boston need and deserve an active voice for change and to bring transparency in our city government. I know how a budget works through my experience of creating yearly budgets in my department at the depot. I want to bring fiscal accountability and transparency to our local government.
Sue Anderson - Council Member - Seeking Re-election
I have been a part of New Boston since 1949 when my parents moved here for my dad to work at Red River Army Depot. I graduated from Tatum High School in 1958 and later attended Texarkana College. I worked in accounting jobs for many years; I spent years working at Piggly Wiggly. Presently, I work for the First Baptist Church at New Boston.
I am the director of the Community Kitchen, chairman of the Bowie County Welfare Board and board president for Rock Solid Outreach Center. I am on the board of directors of the New Boston Chamber of Commerce and have served on the Pioneer Days Committee since 1984.
As you can see, my life has been dedicated to service to others. I love New Boston and want it to be the town that my children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren want to call home just like I do.
I promise that I will always be available to the citizens of New Boston to listen to their concerns and to try to promote a solution to their problems.
I will appreciate your vote to make me your councilman and I will do my very best to represent you and New Boston to the very best of my ability.
Jeffery Thompson - Seeking Election
My name is Jeffery D. Thompson, I was born in 1967 and lifelong resident of New Boston, Texas. I am seeking my first term as city councilman seat 5. After graduating high school 1986, I began working small jobs in community. Each job taught me skills that I have used throughout my life. I learned at a young age if you want something you have to work hard to achieve it. Nothing worth having is easy. Through blood sweat and many tears, I managed to form my own small business. Thompson Hauling, delivering dirt and gravel to area residents. I’ m also a full-time employee at Red River army depot. I try to be fair and honest in all that I do. And treat people the way I would like to be treated.
I’m married to Patricia Thompson, for 33 years, together we have two children our daughter Jamie Wade, married 9 years to Darrion Wade. Together they have two children daughters Krei Ivy, 6 months and Au’Lora Ryan, 3 years old. Our granddaughters are the loves of our life so beautiful. We are enjoying our new role in life as grandparents. Our son Jacob Thompson, 22 yrs. old employed, single and no children.
I am a member of the New Boston International Lions evening club, and Juneteenth Committee of New Boston. I also serve on the City of New Boston’s planning committee it Is here that my passion to do more for our city grew. Servicing the community has created a path for me to help bring positive change to our wonderful city for every one of New Boston’s residents.
I would like to serve on a city council that will work together for the betterment of our community. I would like to be a part of the growth both now and in the future of our city. I would also like to see the city park completed, beautiful and flourishing. A place where all children attending will be safe and socializing with their peers. I will work hard on bringing our city together by encouraging independent organization to communicate with each other sharing information and transparency. Which in turn can bring about trust without trust were not moving in the same direction.
Election day is May 6, 2023.
First day of early voting by Personal appearance Monday, April 24, 2023.
Last Day of Early voting by Personal appearance Tuesday, May 2, 2023.