"Having served as District 2 Councilwoman, I know the challenges of our community. Councilwoman Morris has addressed issues without accepting excuses about why we can't. Instead she says, "Let's work together and figure this out." She constantly updates us on issues and invites our input. She is the only leader who has given attention and offered solutions for our city's homeless residents. Her being re-elected will continue District 2 goals for a healthy community."
-Hon. Annie Dickson, Former City Council Member, District 2
Deborah Morris has been an advocate for full captioning on City Council meeting videos to increase accessibility for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in our community, a change which has now happened. We look forward to additional improvements in Deaf/HOH accessibility here in Garland. We appreciate Deborah Morris’ support and endorse her in the upcoming District 2 election.
-DEAF NETWORK OF TEXAS
"Deborah's years of experience as an in-depth interviewer, community advocate, First Responder and Red Cross Disaster Team Leader have uniquely equipped her to be able to listen closely, analyze complex situations, and respond gracefully under pressure--all valuable traits for a City Council member."
– Darryl Quigley, CEO, Texas LifeLine Corp. & District 2 Resident
"Caring, Committed, and good Communication skills-- these are qualities that build community and strengthen our District. These are qualities that Deborah Morris has demonstrated consistently throughout her representation of our District. This is why we can confidently endorse her to continue as our District 2 representative. "
- Mary and Dan Quill, Pres. Embree Neighborhood Association
"Deborah, one of the things that impresses me most is that you represent all areas and all people in D2. You personally visit every neighborhood and talk with the residents about issues concerning them. You support businesses in all of D2, not just in one area. You actively seek everyone's input on matters of our district. Thank you for working so hard for all of us, not just one ethnicity or location."
--Glenn Johnson, District 2 Resident
"People in Garland, we have a councilwoman in District 2, and I can tell you since she took office she has not stopped caring for our District. She has helped us get a new Animal Shelter, worked hard to get more of our neighborhood streets repaired, and helped us with our Seniors. She has become a good friend, and her faith in God is strong. I trust that she will do great in the next 2 years."
- Manuel & Gloria Ojeda, District 2 Residents
"In her first term as the representative of District 2 on the Garland City Council, Deborah Morris has set a new standard of excellence in public service. She has coupled her business experience with skills in compromise and communication to provide District 2 residents with timely information and solutions to problems, and has served with integrity while balancing the needs of the District with the continuing growth and vitality of the City. I am honored to endorse her for a second term as our city councilwoman."
-Dr. Mary A. Brumbach, District 2 Resident
"This district has never had so much input and knowing what is happening, all because of your dedicated hard work."
- Joan Degen, District 2 Resident
"Thank you for the wonderful way that you take care of all of us in D2. We have never had the level of involvement that you have given."
-Patsy Kittles, District 2 Resident
"Many thanks for MAJOR street improvements of neighborhood streets in particular Beverly, starting at Dairy Road." --B. Mukidah, District 2 Resident
"During her time on City Council Ms. Morris has worked effectively with other members of Council, the residents in her District and other community leaders to promote and improve District 2, including the downtown area and Central Park. She has kept residents informed on City issues through weekly social media posts and has actively solicited input from residents before voting on issues that could have impact on them. She has been ethical and transparent on her voting history, explaining the rational for her vote and not shying away from voting against the majority when she felt it was not in the best interest of her District or the City and abstaining from voting if she felt it could be a conflict of interest.
"During the COVID 19 crisis she has kept residents informed on local statistics and has provided up to date information on financial aid, grants and local resources for those needing assistance during this difficult time.
"Ms. Morris has shown compassion, leadership and integrity while on Council and I am proud to have her as a friend and neighbor and to personally endorse her for Garland City Council, District 2."
- Kristen Beard, President Chandler Heights Neighborhood Association
"Deborah has met with neighborhood groups across the district, large and small, to troubleshoot their problems. No other councilperson has done what she's done in that area."
--Chef Sandra Lewis, Life at the Table, District 2 Resident
"Garland residents of District 2, I have requested help or information dozens of times regarding a wide range of issues. Problem neighbors, neighbors who need help, electrical outages, signs, lights, on and on. In 48 years Mrs. Morris stands out as one of the few true leaders. Leaders fall into two categories; talkers and doers. Many seek attention, status, relevance. Few seek to actually serve for the position they seek. Mrs. Morris is a doer and a servant. She gets it done. She is dependable, effective and personable. Our city needs people like Mrs. Morris. Join me in voting for Deborah Morris for District 2 Councilwoman this coming cycle. Thank you, Mrs. Morris."
-- David Rodriguez, District 2 Resident
"I've been a resident of District 2 for over 31 years. You are far and away the most honest, forward-thinking, communicative, and conscientious Councilperson it's been my pleasure to observe. Every time I've had a complaint, question or observation about the district or city in general, you've responded in record time. Your answers are always apolitical, and reflect the best interests of our community and your constituents. I am proud to endorse you for reelection. Please feel free to use my endorsement in any way you see fit. Thank you for your wonderful service to our city."
--Bill Oaks, Garland District 2 resident
"I one-hundred percent believe in you, my family believes in you and we want people to know that you truly care about Garland and I honestly feel you don't see citizens but neighbors."
--Mario Gouge, Garland Resident
"I wanted to thank you for your representation on my behalf. I have been watching and although I do not always agree (masks) I believe you to be fair minded, deliberate and a strong proponent for our district and city as a whole. I wish you all the best and keep on keeping on!
-Darin Davis, District 2 Resident
"Councilmember Deborah Morris is a proactive leader for the city of Garland. She cares deeply about the city and District 2, and she studies the issues and digs in deep on difficult issues to solve problems and help move the city forward."
-Jason Simon, Garland Property Owner Advocate
"You haven proven many times and with many projects that you are an excellent leader for Garland. You go further than any other leader I have ever known about in making this a better city for all of us."
--Glenn Johnston, District 2 Resident
"Council Woman Morris is one of the best council members I have known. Council Woman Morris has always responded to my requests for help, as well as tried to educate me in the ways of city government. I have found Council Woman Morris always ready to help District 2 residents as well as pointing residents of other districts to the person who could help. Council Woman Morris has District 2's and Garland's best interest in mind. I wholeheartedly support Council Woman Morris in the upcoming Council election."
-Rex Wisdom, District 2 Resident
"Even though I do not live in District 2, Deborah Morris has made a huge impact in the way city council persons communicate to the people; plus she listens to the people. She represents all of Garland in a positive way, not only her district. More city council persons should follow her lead in real time communication. Our growing city needs her continued dedication to the Garland city council. I support Deborah Morris in her reelection campaign. I have lived in Garland for close to 52 years, and so far her efforts are above and beyond the call of duty as a city leader."
-John Cucarese, Garland Resident
"I was impressed by you when I made a comment on Facebook about a problem with alley vs standing water. It was just a comment and you requested additional info from me ... within two days problem was addressed and apparently solved... Your follow up impressed me so much on a seemingly small problem... You definitely have my vote for your reelection... much luck to you and a job well done!"
- D. Palmeri, Garland Resident
"I would like to say that it is a great privilege to give my endorsement to Mrs. Deborah Morris. She is an outstanding Council Lady. I believe she really cares about the people of her district (2) and all of the City of Garland. I don't think she is in for politic and selfish reasons. She has already done great things in her time in office and I believe she will do greater. She has already worked to help improve streets, Police and Fire Departments, health, voting for better housing for all citizens. I look forward to seeing her vote on the hard issues. Even when voting alone she is a true server of the people. Yes, my endorsement is for Mrs. Deborah Morris. May our God bless and keep you."
--Mr. and Mrs. Stimpson (Freemont Neighborhood Association)
"I am so glad you are running for re-election. You are the best City Council Representative I have ever had in any city."
-Dianne Cox, District 2 Resident
"A little impromptu photo op with our favorite Garland City Council Member, Deborah Morris! Garland is so lucky to have Deborah, a woman full of integrity, strength, and JOY! If you are in Garland District 2, be sure to re-elect Deborah Morris, Thank you Deborah for all that you do for our city!"
-Tess Claypool, Garland Resident
"Garland is at a critical point in time in its long storied past. Our District 2 needs strong proven leadership at City Hall to help lead Garland through its many challenges due to COVID-19, which is having a huge impact on our tax base. This affects or city budgets and the decisions by our elected leaders in how to maintain the many outstanding services the city provides, and which many of us take for granted.
"The District 2 area is one of the most challenging Districts in Garland due to its encompassing some of the oldest developments in the city. Downtown Garland is a major piece of the puzzle along with important historic parks.
"Now is the time for experienced leadership. Councilwoman Morris is a qualified and proven leader. One of the most important qualities that impresses me in her leadership skills is her character. My experience with Councilwoman Morris has always been one of being very professional, available, responsive. She is a good listener, seeking input from all concerned parties, and is an overall bridge builder in our community.
"Councilwoman Deborah Morris has proven her approach to responsible government for all with fairness and common sense. She is honest and has the highest integrity and professionalism when it comes to how she acts and represents not only our District but the City of Garland whether locally or at our State or National Capitols.
"My perspective is unique in that I am a native of Garland, raised in Garland, a product of the GISD, my church home is in Garland, my children are products of the GISD, all of my family still calls Garland home. I reside in a historic house built in 1929 by Ray Olinger, a former Mayor of Garland which the old power plant near downtown is named after.
"Join me in voting for and or supporting the re-election of Councilwoman Deborah Morris for another term as our District 2 Representative on the Garland City Council. Councilwoman Morris is the most qualified candidate with proven leadership."
Bill Hefner Jr.
Retired Business Owner
SG Class of 73’
"You have made my business move to Garland an absolute pleasure. You definitely have my endorsement."
-Diane Nelson, d heart d, LLC Custom Clothing Design
“When the unimaginable happened in our lives and to our businesses this spring, and I found that we needed a link to all things government, Councilwoman Morris embraced her role immediately. Even while having to serve as a deflector to those who needed to lash out, she has continued to be a source of information even before the first orders came down. She has offered tangible ways to diversify, kept us abreast of available financial assistance, interpreted confusing government jargon, lobbied for accommodations, and even spearheaded activities in an attempt to bring revenue to our downtown businesses. These times are extraordinary and Councilwoman Morris has done her job. “
-Cheri Stigler, Business Owner, Downtown Garland
"Council Woman Deborah Morris has been a blessing to the District 2 businesses with her strong commitment and caring attitude. She is attentive and responsive to questions while consistently sharing the things happening in the district. During the Covid-19 pandemic she was quick to send out information to help the businesses stay up to date and informed on the newest government changes. She is a true voice of her community and a pleasure to work with."
--Carlos Porras, Owner, Dos Banderas
"Being a new business owner in downtown Garland and opening my shop a week before the city shut down, Council Woman Morris has supported me every step of the way, making sure I had everything in its proper place with city code. She was there for the grand opening of Mrs. J's Heav'nly Delights when our city was in such uncertainty with Covid-19. She not only supported me with buying my goodies, but she also spread the word about my new shop being open. I did not know her before I opened, but I am now blessed to call her my friend. I believe she is a excellent fit for our city because she truly cares and watches out for Garland residents, police, fire, city personnel and all city departments. She goes above and beyond in sharing information from meetings with the mayor. She fights for us with our best interest and concerns in mind. She is very thoughtful and pleasant to be around and wants to see our city prosper and thrive. She is a true friend to us as citizens and serves wholeheartedly getting the job done, whatever it may be and whatever it takes! Let's keep her on board! Please vote to reelect Deborah Morris to keep our city a greater place to live!"
- Jolene Smith, Owner of Mrs. J's Heav'nly Delights
"As a local business owner, developer, and member of several boards, I have had the opportunity to be a part of the Garland community for many years and see the positive changes in our City. Garland has seen some great improvements since Mrs. Morris’ time in office. She has been attentive, responsive, and engaging in her efforts to serve both the residents and businesses in District 2. I have appreciated her being open and honest about what programs and services are available as well as providing insight into what issues the community is facing from the City standpoint. She stands ready to be available anytime, and I am proud to provide my support for her reelection serving the constituents of District 2. It is my opinion she will continue to provide sound advice, support, and communication."
--Robert A. Smith, Downtown Business Property Owner
"Without hesitation we recommend Deborah Morris for re-election to the Garland City Council in District 2. Until she ran for City Council in 2018, we had never met Deborah. She reached out to us as long-time business owners in downtown Garland, even though we could not vote for her; we reside in another Council district. Proactive is the key word for Deborah. She educates herself on issues, investigates situations and informs her constituents. She is a great supporter and promoter of the downtown area and her entire district, including all the residential neighborhoods. The City benefits from her diligence and common sense. Everybody wins when she gets involved."
--Rick & Cathy Clopton, Clopton & Company CPA
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