Arlington Texas Vote for
Michael Glaspie
for Arlington Mayor
Our city has done great things. Now it's time to push forward for a better future. Join the campaign check Michael Glaspie color_shape-img Strong Experienced Leadership
Arlington Texas Vote for
Michael Glaspie
for Arlington Mayor
A native Texan and decorated U.S. Army Vietnam Combat Veteran. Join the campaign check Michael Glaspie color_shape-img Strong Experienced Leadership

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The Reason

Reasons for running for
Mayor of Arlington

I have had the privilege of serving this community in many of its essential segments.  These include city, education, business, healthcare and county.  This has given me an opportunity to see our community in operation and assist in assuring we continue to make it the best place to live.

Our family moved here almost 40 years ago, and we have had wonderful experiences living in Arlington.  I would like to use the experience I have gained from living, working and serving in Arlington to continue to enhance the quality of life for every citizen.

This is a unique city that has the feel and comfort of a smaller city with the amenities and benefits of a larger municipality.  It is important to balance these to continue to capitalize on Arlington’s uniqueness and allow citizens to enjoy their lives while enhancing our total quality of life.

My focus will be on the people of Arlington, their property and their prosperity.  Because of its uniqueness, we have the opportunity to make Arlington an even better place to live, work and play.  It is important to continue assuring our citizens have safe, secure neighborhoods in which to live.  Thus, our first responders having the best tools and techniques to care for our community is a priority.  In addition, it is imperative our community and first responders strengthen the foundation of trust that we have built and forge a close partnership, so we work as an efficient team to maximize our safety and security.  We need to ensure our infrastructure is maintained and improved.  We must provide great value for the services delivered while keeping our taxes low.  Our neighborhoods, our streets, our parks, our libraries, etc. should reflect a care and concern for our citizens and enable each to enjoy life fully and safely.

Accordingly, we need to identify and recruit businesses that can provide good paying jobs, particularly, high tech jobs, while continuing to support the growth of local companies.  This has a twofold benefit.  It gives opportunities to our citizens to enhance their quality of life with better career opportunities and expands the tax base, thus, allowing us to keep our property taxes low.  It also adds to the overall attractiveness of our city.

Also, we must do all we can to provide the best educational and preparational opportunities for the most precious members of our community, our children.  It is imperative that all of our institutions partner in providing the training and experiences for our youth that will ready them for excelling in the opportunities of tomorrow.

We are living in dynamic times and are positioned to ensure that we all realize our dreams and aspirations.  We can accomplish even more as we work together to make our dreams realities.  Therefore, I would like to use my knowledge of the city and community leadership experience to benefit the people of Arlington as Mayor.

Voting Information

Runoff Early Voting Schedule

  • Monday, May 24, 2021 – Thursday, May 27, 2021 – 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Friday, May 28, 2021 – Saturday, May 29, 2021 – 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

  • Sunday, May 30, 2021 – 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • Monday, May 31, 2021 – CLOSED DUE TO MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY

  • Tuesday, June 1, 2021 – 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Voting Locations

Runoff Early Voting Locations

Arlington voters may vote at any of these Early Voting locations in Tarrant County during the Early Voting period.

  • Elzie Odom Athletic Center, 1601 NE Green Oaks Blvd., 76006

  • Center for Community Service, Junior League of Arlington, 4002 W. Pioneer Pkwy, 76013

  • City of Arlington Water Utilities South Service Center, 1100 SW Green Oaks Blvd., 76017

  • Tarrant County Sub-Courthouse in Arlington, 700 E. Abram St., 76010

  • Tarrant County College Southeast Campus, EMB-C Portable Building, 2100 Southeast Parkway, 76018

  • The University of Texas at Arlington (Maverick Activities Center), 500 W. Nedderman Dr., 76019

Information

Runoff Election Day Information

Election Day for the Runoff Election is Saturday, June 5, 2021. Polls open from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Arlington voters may vote at any polling location in Tarrant County on the Runoff Election Day.

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Michael Glaspie

Michael is a native Texan and decorated U.S. Army Vietnam Combat Veteran.  He and his wife Janice have been married for 46 years and lived in Arlington for the last 40 years, where they raised their 3 kids Tamara (Faron Derouselle), Michael Jr., and Marcus, and now enjoy spending time with their 3 grandsons, Darron, Faron, & Miguel.

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A PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM

MICHAEL GLASPIE

Dear Friend:

I am excited to share with you personally the news that I am running for Mayor of Arlington. Jeff Williams is not seeking re-election, so I believe now is the time for me to elevate my commitment to our community by seeking to once again hold public office.

I share many of the same goals for our families, neighborhoods, and businesses as you. For all of us to be successful, local government must do all that we can to assure our community is sustainable, and prospers for decades to come.

Community service is a way of life for me. You may remember that I have served on the AISD School Board and as an at-large member of the Arlington City Council, and most recently as Mayor Pro Tempore. Currently, I am engaged with the Arlington Chamber’s Community Influence Leadership Round-table, the City’s Unity Council, Texas Health Community Leadership Council, and Arlington New Beginnings. I continue to minister at Mount Olive Baptist Church.

We are living in dynamic times! Let’s work together to make sure that we are proactively making improvements to benefit everyone!

I truly believe we are stronger together!

Sincerely,

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