Michael Glaspie is a former City Council member and Arlington schools trustee who exudes a quiet, comfortable leadership style.  A minister, he is campaigning to extend progress throughout the city, noting that the pandemic exposed inequality in housing, healthcare, and the economy.
April 11, 2021

Meet Michael Glaspie

Strong Experienced Leadership

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.


Michael’s portfolio of leadership and service includes:


Mount Olive Baptist Church – Assistant to the Pastor. Served as Minister of Education, Manager of the church’s credit union, Executive Director of Metro Academy of Math & Science, a charter school sponsored by MOBC.

Michael Glaspie

Elected Offices

  • Arlington City Council District 8 (2012 – 2019):  Served as Mayor Pro Tempore and Deputy Mayor Pro Tempore and on Economic Development Committee, Municipal Policy Committee – Chair, Community & Neighborhood Development Committee, Building Equitable Communities Board and Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Arlington Independent School District Board of Trustees (1991-2008): Served as President, Vice President, Secretary & Asst. Secretary

Boards (Current)

  • Arlington Chamber of Commerce (Community Influence Leadership Roundtable)
  • Arlington Community Relationship Committee/Unity Council
  • Arlington Heritage Memorial Grounds (Co-Chair) / Corp. (Chair – funding raising)
  • Arlington New Beginnings (Chair)
  • Texas Health Resources Tarrant/Parker Leadership Council
Michael Glaspie Speaking

Organizations & Activities (Previous)

  • Arlington Chamber Foundation (served as Chair)
  • Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Arlington Tomorrow Foundation Board (Treasurer)
  • Arlington ISD Education Foundation
  • Adjunct Professor at Dallas Baptist University
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
  • Arlington Charities
  • Arlington Human Services Planners Executive Committee
    Champion Arlington Task Force
  • Downtown Arlington Management Corporation
  • Greater Tarrant County United Way Marketing Committee
  • Kiwanis Club
  • Leadership Arlington
  • North Central Texas Council of Governments Board
  • Pastor of the Day – Texas House of Representatives
  • Tarrant Appraisal District
  • Tarrant County Senior Citizens Services (former Secretary)
  • Tarrant County Youth Collaboration Board
  • Texas Health Resources Arlington Memorial Hospital (former Chair)