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Early Voting: May 30th - June 6th | Election Day: Saturday, June 10th
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Who We Are

We’re moms and dads, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters; we’re homemakers, teachers, lawyers, and small business owners. All of us share one thing: we’re committed to making sure Irving is the best place in America to raise a family.

To advance that goal, we’re supporting candidates in the upcoming May 2023 City Elections who will stand up for all Irving families and make the city we love even better: Paul Bertanzetti for Council District 3 and Mark Cronenwett for Council District 5.

We hope that you will join us.

Our Principles

  • Ensure Irving’s cultural services—including its libraries and arts—reflect the traditional family values of our community

  • Advance school choice by facilitating additional high-caliber charter schools in Irving 

  • Protect and preserve the character of existing single family housing neighborhoods

  • Provide first-rate parks and recreation (including swimming pools)

  • Hold public architecture to higher standards of beauty so that public edifices and monuments properly honor our City’s past and inspire our children to build its future.

  • Plan an Irving that continues to attract world-class businesses while safeguarding the interests of Irving families

  • Stand by first responders, rejecting any efforts to defund Irving Police and Fire, in order to ensure that Irving families always have access to the best resources for public safety.

Our Principles

Our Success

We are hard at work for the families of Irving. Just last year we had two major election victories on city council with John Bloch - District 1 and Brad M. LaMorgese - District 2. Here are just a few of the accomplishments and ongoing developments we've seen from our candidates on city council:

  • Reforming the Library policy to prevent sexually explicit children’s books

  • Working to increase competitive fire and police pay scales to recruit and retain the best first responders in an increasingly competitive market

  • Pushing forward with a new panhandling ordinance

  • Millions of dollars in infrastructure improvements for water, flood control and drainage, and streets

  • Cut tax rate in 2022, with an additional homestead exemption of $5,000 for seniors providing some tax relief to residents

  • Successful Charter Review that produced good results that will be submitted to the Voters in May 2023–including retaining term limits and making them more meaningful

  • Plans for expansion of recreation activities for children, residents, and seniors

  • Continued push to finish the redevelopment of the Heritage District and Old Downtown Irving

  • Pushing forward with a new fire station near old Downtown Irving

  • Resisting high-density plans and working to preserve the character of our existing neighborhoods


Our Candidates

Our Candidates
Paul Bertanzetti
Paul Bertanzetti

Council District 3

Paul and his wife, Franki, are longtime residents of District 3. He originally came to Irving as a student at the University of Dallas in 1968, where he graduated with a BS degree in Economics. Paul has 45 years of experience in the Oil & Gas and Title industries. Currently, he is the plant manager for CLEAR Title and Appraisal. He is also the president of Triangle Railroad Holding Company, which is presently working with the Hidalgo County Regional Mobility Authority to build high speed rail lines. Formerly serving as a board member of the Irving Community Theater, he participated in the early stages of the Irving Community Television Network. A long time member of Holy Family of Nazareth Catholic Church, Paul serves as the head of both the Respect Life Ministry and the 10 o’clock Sunday Bible Study. He is also a member of the local Irving Knights of Columbus Council and has served two terms as president of the Northwest Park Neighborhood Association. Paul is ready to devote his years of knowledge and experience to serve the residents of District 3.

Mark Cronenwett

Council District 5

Mark and his wife Suzannah are proud residents of Irving. They chose Irving as the perfect place to raise their seven children because of the family-friendly community and high-quality schooling options. An alumnus of the University of Dallas, Mark is a financial services, business, and real estate litigator at Mackie, Wolf, Zientz & Mann. He also uses his legal expertise as a board member and counsel to White Rose Women’s Center, which offers medical, financial, and emotional support to pregnant mothers. Returning to Irving 14 years ago, Mark began serving our community as a YMCA coach and later as a member of the Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau and La Buena Vida Foundation. He has also served as Chairman of the YMCA, Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone No. 1, Municipal Bond Commission and currently Planning and Zoning Commission. Mark played a major role in bringing Great Hearts Academy to Irving and is a former President of the Thomas More Society. He enjoys watching his children participate in sports and ballet and letting his wife beat him at tennis. He is eager to continue serving the City of Irving with particular attention to the needs of District 5.

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