Richard Newton, Mayor
Term Expires: May 2019
Address: 1208 Holly Lane
Colleyville Resident Since: 1987
As Mayor, I will put Colleyville citizens’ best interests first, will work to insure Colleyville city government is citizen friendly, and will insure Colleyville city hall is a welcoming place to visit. I will preserve Colleyville’s open and rural character by maintaining low-density high quality residential developments as required by Colleyville’s Comprehensive Master Plan, insure open and transparent city government, listen to and respect all citizens, and work to modify the city charter for term limits. I will also work with business owners in Colleyville to promote their success and work to attract new businesses within Colleyville’s commercial corridors that fit within the Colleyville Master Plan Vision.
I will manage city finances conservatively to insure citizens get value for every dollar spent while insuring the city government prioritizes public safety through police and fire services and delivers adequate city infrastructure such as streets, water and sewer. I also support the maintenance and enhancement of other city services such as parks and the library.
Family: Married to Linda for 19 years. Linda is a native of Grapevine, attended GCISD schools and received a Bachelors and MBA from UTA. She was a Colleyville city councilmember for two terms and served as Mayor Pro-Tem. She has also been a Colleyville business owner and very active in the community for many years.
Linda and Richard have a blended family with three children; Nathan Newton and wife Mallory Legg Newton, Natalee (Newton) Haggan and husband Paul Haggan, and Doug Ahlers (stepson) and wife Sabrina Ahlers. They are blessed with five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren and all live in the metroplex.
Occupation: Professional Engineer and Project Management Professional, Founder and Principal LGRW LLC, retired Executive with Alcon Division of Novartis, Inc., former Executive with Frito-Lay and Brown and Williamson, former tenured Professor of Electrical Engineering at Texas A&M University.
Education: B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University
Colleyville Lions Club (current)
Colleyville Area Chamber of Commerce Director
Colleyville Economic Development Board
Colleyville Tax Increment Finance District Board
Colleyville Charter Commission
GCISD Capital Program Committee
Elected Board Member Universities Space Research Association
Chairman and Treasurer (different terms), Alliance for Higher Education, Texas Regional Center for Innovation and Commercialization
Dallas Commission on International Trade; Science & Technology
Dallas Mayor’s Initiative to Implement the International Commission Report