Douglas Hunt, a 12-year resident of Ovilla, is seeking re-election to a second term on the Ovilla City Council.

A successful local business owner, Hunt has grown what started as a single self-storage facility in Garland into a six-property Access Self Storage chain that routinely wins top industry awards and community recognition with facilities in Dallas, Pleasant Grove, Oak Cliff, Lancaster and Red Oak.??

Working closely with the communities in which he does business has taught Hunt the importance of strong city government and healthy interaction between the two. Fostering this relationship has been one of Hunt’s goals during his first term in office. His campaign slogan, “Common Sense for Ovilla,” has reflected this motto from the beginning – and Hunt’s council record serves as proof.

During his first term, Hunt was instrumental in settling a lawsuit with Triumph Development that could have cost the city of Ovilla more than a million dollars over the next decade had it not been resolved. He also took command of Ovilla’s Heritage Day, turning the event from a drain on city resources to a revenue source for the first time in its history.??

Hunt’s council endeavors extend beyond the scope of local businesses as well. The Shiloh Cumberland subdivision was able to erect a new sign thanks to Hunt’s sponsorship of a “meritorious exception to the sign ordinance.”

With Hunt’s assistance, the Ovilla Service League was able to give the largest single donation in the city’s history to the Ovilla Police Department.??

Through Hunt’s work with the North Ellis County Coalition of Cities, a $1.5 million grant has been awarded so TxDOT can begin studying the widening of Ovilla Road (State Highway 664) from Interstate 35E to the Red Oak Creek bridge to a four-lane thoroughfare.??

Hunt said he plans to continue serving as an advocate for Ovilla’s residents and businesses on the city council and is looking forward to another term in that capacity.??

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