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New Southlake Mayor John Huffman promises positive vision for the city



SOUTHLAKE, TX – Southlake’s newly elected mayor John Huffman always had an interest in public service, he said. What started as volunteering quickly became a career when he decided to first run for City Council in 2015.

After two successful, unopposed races, Huffman saw the mayor’s seat as the natural next step.

“[My family and I] love Southlake,” the businessman said. “I felt like it was a good opportunity for me to give back in a larger role. I felt well prepared for the role. And I felt like I had a lot to give to the city.”

This election was the first time Huffman faced an opponent. He said the experience taught him to listen to citizens in more intimate and engaging ways.

“It gives you a really up-close view and really good data as to where the community stands on important issues,” Huffman said. “It’s a good thing to hear what their views on these issues are because ultimately, we’re servants of the people. And it’s our job to carry out the will of the folks that put us into office.”