Spears seeks re-election for council seat

Published 9:08 am Monday, April 10, 2017

To the Citizens of Orange,

My name is Larry Spears Jr. and I am asking for your vote, prayers and support as I seek re-election in the upcoming City Council election on May 6th. (Early voting April 24th-May 2nd.) Born and raised in Orange, I am 36 years old and I am married to my wife Trisha and we have 3 children.

I have done my best to be a positive influence and contributor to the community for many years by listening to and finding ways to address the problems and concerns of the citizens. Since 2014, I have represented the community as Position #6 on the council. Currently I am Mayor Pro Tem and serve as a Director on the Economic Development Committee and the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission. With your vote and support I want to continue to be a part of the solution in finding ways to make Orange a better place for us all.

I firmly believe there are two key issues that we need to focus on immediately, our youth and our economy. We must continue to work on developing ways to promote our children and provide creative outlets for them to express themselves. By mentoring our youth, we provide a solid starting point that will place them on the path of success. They are the future of this community and we must do all we can to support and empower them to succeed.

Orange is rich with a diverse community of people that when working together can truly make a difference. We need to work with surrounding communities to actively promote our great city and solidify measures for resolving our economic issues. Investing in local businesses stimulates cash flow, generates more jobs, and that support attracts new companies to choose Orange.

The manufacturing and petrochemical/refinery industry is the largest source of earning potential for our area, so we must challenge ourselves to proactively do whatever we can to utilize our resources and assets to keep this community unified, strong and prepared for growth.

With God’s direction and guidance, I know that we can come together to find solutions that will ensure a future we can all be proud of. I want to thank you for allowing me to represent you the last 3 years and I humbly ask for your vote again so that I may continue to work for you and our community.

God Bless,

Larry Spears Jr.

Orange City Council Position #6

Orange Economic Development Committee Director

Mayor Pro-Tem