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Re-Elect

MAYOR GORDON 

Public Safety & Infrastructure
Economic Development
Community Re-Engagement & Quality of Life

REACHING FORWARD TO WHAT LIES AHEAD… Phil 3:13

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ELECTION DATES

 

EARLY VOTING:

APRIL 24 – MAY 2

ELECTION DAY:

MAY 6

 

Cast your vote for proven and consistent leadership that reaches forward to what lies ahead for the city of Balch Springs!

 

No. 2 on the ballot for a 2nd term!

VOTING LOCATIONS:
EARLY VOTING
  • APRIL 24 - MAY 2

 

Locations:

  • Balch Springs Civic Center

    • 12400 Elam Rd, Balch Springs, TX  75180

ELECTION DAY
  • May 6 , 2023

 

Locations:

  • Hodges Elementary School

    • 14401 Springs Oaks Drive, Balch Springs, TX  75180

  • Floyd Elementary School

    • 3025 Hickory Tree Rd, Balch Springs, TX  75180

*Election day locations are subject to change.

The Honorable Carrie Forney Gordon, PhD served as Mayor of Balch Springs, TX, May 2009 – May 2015. In May 2020, at the request of the City Council, Dr. Gordon was appointed to a 1-year term. She had no idea the term of office would be extended an additional 2-years as an unopposed Mayoral candidate. Mayor Gordon is the first female to serve 3-consecutive terms; the first female appointed Mayor; the first female to run unopposed; and the first Black female to serve as Mayor in the city’s history.

Before entering politics, Dr. Gordon spent her professional career in Urban Planning with the City of Dallas, TX 30 years.

 

As a leader in her Balch Springs community, Dr. Gordon served as Co-Chair of her Homeowners Association; Chair and Vice-Chair of the City of Balch Springs Planning and Zoning Commission; Chair of the 2002 and 2008 Charter Review Commissions; and Chair of the Balch Springs Chamber of Commerce. To give back to her community, she assisted with an update to the City of Balch Springs Master Plan and prepared the Balch Springs East Annexation Area Plan (City Council adopted).

 

After retiring from the City of Dallas and completing a final term of office in 2015, Dr. Gordon served as City Administrator in Wilmer, TX. From there, she provided consulting services in zoning until returning to Balch Springs as Mayor, her calling.

 

Dr. Gordon possesses a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, Master of Arts in Political Economy, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Administration and Management. She is a professional songwriter and recording artist, manage her son Larry Gordon II (recording artist and songwriter with Curb Records|Word Entertainment (Nashville-Los Angeles). Her spouse is the late Grammy-Award nominee Dr. Larry “T-Byrd” Gordon.

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