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David Cassidy: The Woodlands Township Candidate

Please note that Hello Woodlands is an unbiased, nonpartisan news source that does not support only one party or candidate. We do not accept or receive advertising or funding from any candidate, party or group. We believe in providing the community with educational information, credible facts, thoroughly researched topics and articles, and to be a voice for ALL members in our community.

Hello Woodlands gave the opportunity to candidates running for The Woodlands Township Board of Directors to complete a written interview including the same 10 questions. View candidate’s responses to our questions, if provided.

Each position has a two-year term, is an unpaid volunteer position, and is elected at-large by voters in The Woodlands Township in both Montgomery County and Harris County. The election is scheduled for November 5, 2019. Voters must be registered to vote for The Woodlands election.

THE WOODLANDS TOWNSHIP BOARD OF DIRECTORS – 2019 CANDIDATE

David Cassidy is running for the Township Board Position 7.

1. Share your background. What originally brought you to The Woodlands? 

I have lived in and around this area all my life. I received a business degree from Sam Houston State University and a Masters in Science from Texas Woman’s University. I managed enterprises in the service industry for seven years, am involved in real estate investment and have been a Physical Therapist for the last 18 years working locally in The Woodlands the last 9 years.My wife moved to The Woodlands in 1985 and I was lucky enough to take her to the McCullough High School Prom in 1987.  In 2011 we moved back to The Woodlands to be close to her sister and parents. We have enjoyed raising our two beautiful daughters here and love this community.

2. How do you contribute, give back and make a difference in our community?

Prior to moving to The Woodlands I was on the Houston Heights board of directors actively working on reforestation, deed restrictions, support for classrooms, security and quality of life issues. We worked together and achieved great things for our community. When we moved to The Woodlands I spent most of my time volunteering at our faith community Congregation Beth Shalom of The Woodlands.

3. Why do you enjoy living (and/or working) in The Woodlands?

Being able to work, play, pray, live and learn all in the same community has been fantastic. Our children could ride their bikes to school. Work is only minutes away. There are always events going on.  Live music is abundant. There are many great restaurants. We enjoy walking the paths and love all the trees. It is a sophisticated small town in a  beautiful setting.

4. How has The Woodlands helped and impacted you?

The Woodlands unique setting has allowed us to have an unmatched quality of life where we have time for our family, great schools, feel safe and have local employment opportunities. 

5. What motivates you to run for The Woodlands Township Board of Directors? 

I have always been civic minded and enjoy giving back to the community. In the Boy Scouts there is a saying “ leave the campground better than you found it.”  As great as The Woodlands is we have both challenges and opportunities ahead and I believe my independent voice and background can help make our community even better.

6. What are 5 things that you want voters to know about you (personal, points, views, experience, etc.)?

I am a husband, a father, a cancer survivor. I am blessed to work as a Physical Therapist where I get paid to help people. My most important job is raising my two daughters and I enjoy seeing them turn into kind,  thoughtful young ladies.

7. What makes you unique in comparison to other candidates? 

I have worked locally in the healthcare community and understand their needs. They are a pillar of the community in the services they provide, the jobs they bring and the value they add when new residents are considering a community. I worked in the service industry where I learned to expect high levels of productivity and unwavering commitment to customer service. I have invested in multiple properties, managing projects, budgets and people. On the Heights association board I successfully worked on many of the same challenges The Woodlands faces. I am not a politician and it is important to me to represent, work with and listen to everybody. The Woodlands deserves a better politics.

8. What are your views on incorporation?

Incorporation for a community our size is complex and unprecedented.  I am open to the idea and feel strongly that the decision should be made by residents rather than politicians. We need to more forward with some certainty on our government structure. We have kicked this subject around for 7+ years. When the current study is finished I believe we will be at a place where a referendum is appropriate. My hope is that we can have a strong resolution one way or the other so we can take advantage of whichever form of government we choose to move our community forward.

9. If elected, what would your top 3 priorities as a Township Board of Director? How would you work to impact/shape the future of The Woodlands? 

For the long term future of The Woodlands we need to to remember our vision: 

The Woodlands, our dynamic hometown within a natural forest, is known for its balance between man and nature. We are a thriving business community and a premier destination for visitors – a place where generations live, worship, work, learn and play.

To sustain this vision I think we must work on business development that fits this vision, traffic management, and esthetics that enhance our balance between residents and nature. 

10. Would you like to share any other words or a message to The Woodlands community?

I am eternally optimistic. Our best days are in front of us and we can reach them by working together to make our community not 7th best or 4th best but a shining example of what a 21st century global community can be. 

Learn more at cassidycan.wixsite.com/website.

2019 CANDIDATE FORUM

The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business Advocacy Council hosted a candidate forum for the 2019 race on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 from 4-6 p.m. at the Chamber’s Lakeshore Boardroom, located at 9320 Lakeside Blvd. in The Woodlands. 

Three at-large positions on The Woodlands Township Board of Directors will be elected in the November 5, 2019 election, designated as positions 5, 6 and 7. 

Watch the video of the forum on the Hello Woodlands YouTube Channel below:

Please visit the November Election section on the Township’s website for additional information at https://thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/1350/November-2019-Election

Please note that Hello Woodlands is an unbiased, nonpartisan news source that does not support only one party or candidate. We do not accept or receive advertising or funding from any candidate, party or group. We believe in providing the community with educational information, credible facts, thoroughly researched topics and articles, and to be a voice for ALL members in our community.

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