VICTORIA, Texas - Victoria architect Rawley McCoy is the latest to join the race for Mayor of Victoria. McCoy founded the architecture firm Rawley McCoy and Associates in 1995. McCoy wants to revitalize the city's economic vision, repair aging infrastructure, improve emergency preparedness, and manage city government like a well-run business.
"Victoria is a wonderful place with great potential, but we have fallen behind in recent decades. We have not developed a sustainable base of higher-paying local jobs, several of our major retail and commercial business have closed, and we have difficulty retaining talent and attracting top-tier economic development. I know how to attract talent and grow a business in Victoria, because I've done it for nearly 40 years as a business owner. As Mayor, I want to renew our vision for a city steeped in history, yet bursting with excitement for a prosperous future," McCoy wrote in a press release.
McCoy attended high school in Victoria and attended Victoria College and Texas A&M University. He and his wife have three children and seven grandchildren.
"This is a special place. When I was born, my father was managing a grocery store, but he worked hard, and together with some partners started a concrete business that lasted four decades. I knew that hard work could grow a career and a business in Victoria. Now, I work with businesses and community leaders all over Texas, and I know that today's economy is growing more and more competitive. If we want Victoria to be the kind of place where future generations can live their American Dream, we need to be serious about laying a foundation for future success. Ultimately, that's why I feel compelled to run for Mayor," McCoy wrote.
McCoy joins Brent Carter and Vic Morgan who are also on the May 4, 2019 ballot.
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