Dr. Wayne Barrett, long-time Huntsville resident and former city councilman, has filed to run for Mayor of Huntsville in the November 3, 2015 election.
Barrett has the following to say about his decision to run:
“I love our city—it is a great place to live, and it is the people that really make it great. If I can be of service to the residents of Huntsville and help to make our city even better, I will consider it a great honor.
“It is the job of the mayor to serve all of the people all of the time, to be honest, to be clear in communication, to be fair, and always to be mindful of those who are needy and for whom city policies can have the greatest impact, for good or for ill.
“Citizens have to be able to trust their public officials, and I will strive to be worthy of that trust. Integrity is what we do when no one is looking, or even when people may be looking but do not fully understand. If elected, I will serve with integrity.”
Barrett was Ward 4 Councilman from 2007 – 2011. He worked for economic development in the city and in areas of fiscal policy, including taxation, which was kept level during his terms. His initiatives and involvements ranged from having entrance fees to the Aquatic Center reduced so that it would be affordable to low-income children to addressing the “red water” problem for Elkins Lake, Spring Lake, and other affected areas.
Barrett is a faculty member at Sam Houston State University. He and his wife, Sherri, a local REALTOR®, have been married 29 years. They are the parents of three boys, all of whom graduated from Huntsville High School, and are proud to have one daughter-in-law.
For more information, contact Wayne Barrett at Barrett4Mayor@gmail.com.