Elect Todd Kinsey

Vision, Leadership, Values


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A picture is worth a 1,000 words

We’ve all heard the expression “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Well I thought I’d post some of my favorite photographs so you can get to know me a little better.

 

 

 

 

 

Paid Pol. Ad. by Todd Kinsey Campaign, Heather Kinsey Treasurer.


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Running for Re-election

img_0113When I joined city council in 2012 the city had a number of problems, chief among them was the out of control spending. In fact past councils had racked up a staggering $280 million in debt. Since joining council we’ve been able to reduce the city’s debt load by about $40 million.

I also ran on a platform of making investments in the city’s water capacity. Since joining council we’ve nearly tripled the available water supply so now when you try to wash dishes or take a shower after work during the hot summer months, water actually flows out of the faucet rather than a trickle.

If re-elected I plan to apply that same tenacity to getting the city’s traffic moving. Unprecedented growth has led to gridlock, lengthening  commute times when they could be spending quality time with their families.

We have to be more proactive in working with developers to get them to understand that with today’s interest rates and the rising cost of construction, it’s less expensive in the long run to build roads up front rather than inconveniencing our residents and causing traffic delays by building roads piecemeal… Remember the traffic nightmare on 646 in Victory Lakes?

League City also has to work with the school districts in our city to ensure that new schools are built so that access is not on major thoroughfares. We have far too many school zones on main roads. We need to encourage setbacks like CCISD’s Education Village off of League City Parkway that promotes traffic flow and ensures the safety of our children.

For these reasons and many more, I hope you’ll re-elect me in November.


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God Bless the USA and the brave men who defend her

A 2nd Armored Cavalry base camp along the Czech border in the Fall of 1989 just before the fall of the Berlin Wall.

In August of 1987 my family waited anxiously with me at the gate as I waited to board a plane taking me to U.S. Army Basic Training. I was nervous, excited and a little scared at the adventure that awaited me.

The first few days of basic training are probably the worst because regardless of how much you think you know about the military, there’s little you can do to actually prepare you for the culture shock of entering military service.

Drill sergeants fill every minute of every day with some sort of training leaving very little down time. What little down time we did have was usually spent cleaning, shining or organizing something but every once in a while we had some fun time. One thing my platoon enjoyed was listening to the radio or as our drill sergeant called it, “going to the bar.”

Going to the bar meant we could listen to the radio as long as everyone was in the push-up position, known as the front lean and rest position, with their feet elevated on a support bar of the upper bunk of our beds which was about four feet in the air.

At first these sessions would only last a minute or two but as everyone got stronger, we could usually make it through a couple of songs before guys started to drop. Drill Sergeant Heflin was the brain child of going to the bar and he had great affinity for Lee Greenwood’s beautiful anthem Proud to be an American. In fact, he liked it so much that he made the entire platoon learn the song and often made us regale our instructors with our a cappella rendition.

So for all my fellow brothers in arms, I offer you this salute.
 


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Why should you vote for Todd?

The Kinsey Family.

Since moving to League City in the summer of 2003 my family and I have been active members of the League City community where we have donated both time and resources to the city we love.

During this time I have developed relationships with city and county officials which will allow me to hit the ground running when you elect me to city council in November.

Here are a few more of my accomplishments:

  •  Married to the same woman for twenty years and counting.
  • In 2006, after several of my neighbors had been involved in major car accidents, I led a group of South Shore Harbour residents to have the traffic light at the intersection of League City Parkway (Hwy. 96) and South Shore Blvd. turned on. We were successful in working with the city and the Texas Department of transportation to have the light activated in less than eight hours.
  • In 2011 I led a group of concerned League City Veterans and residents to encourage the city to hold a Veteran’s Day ceremony to honor the city’s brave men and women who faithfully served our country.
  • Served on the League City Charter Review Committee.
  • Served as Secretary of the League City Parks & Recreation Board.
  • Decorated for providing outstanding leadership while conducting combat operations during Operation Desert Storm.
  • Served two years on the Clear Falls High School JROTC Board.
  • Member of the Clear Falls High School Soccer Booster Club.
  • We have attended Clear Creek Community Church for nine years and counting.
  • Past President of the Galveston County Young Republicans.
  • Former Social Media Chair for Galveston County Republican Party.
  • Former Secretary of the Republican Network.
  • Given speeches on the dangers of the Obama economy and Keynesian economics.
  • Spoken before League City Council.
  • Spoken before Galveston County Commissioner’s Court.
  • Served as an intervener as part of GalvestonCounty’s redistricting lawsuit.
  • Won numerous awards as a sales and marketing professional.
  • Coached at League City Little League from 2004-2007 where I had the honor of coaching the 2005 Texas League, City Championship Team.
  • Coached at NASA Little League from 1993-1996 winning their first ever Senior League Championship and coached the NASA All-Stars to the Regional Finals.
  • Finished the grueling Ironman Triathlon.
  • Multiple Finisher of the Houston Marathon.
  • Hiked Portions of the Appalachian Trail.
  • Jumped out of a perfectly good airplane for fun.