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Epstein seeking seat on  Ovilla City Council

Norma Epstein has announced her candidacy for Place 4 on the Ovilla City Council.

A 12-year resident of Ovilla, Epstein is a past president of the Ovilla Garden Club, past vice-president of the Ovilla Economic Development Corporation, board trustee and vice-president of the board for the Gingerbread House children’s advocacy center, board member of United Way of Ennis (where her business is located), a member of the Ennis Lions Club and a volunteer for Meals-on-Wheels of Johnson and Ellis Counties, where she delivered meals in Ovilla every Friday for five years.

In addition to extensive and fulfilling community involvement, she is co-owner of RE/MAX Bluebonnet Country and K-Nor Property Management LP in Ennis. 

Epstein received a master of business administration degree from Pepperdine University and a bachelor of science degree in criminology from California State University in Long Beach.

“I stand for open and honest local government,” Epstein said. “I want to attract retail businesses to Ovilla so the sales tax they generate can lift some of the burden from the homeowner.

“We need better roads and we don’t need to pay for them by selling 20-year bonds because the roads will need resurfacing many times over before the bonds are retired,” she said.

“As a business owner, I know how to operate within a budget and I want to use my many years of experience for the betterment of our city,” Epstein said. “If you haven’t made up your mind, consider Norma Epstein for Place 4.”