Known for his attention to detail and boundless optimism, Harry believes in the American Dream. As Mayor, he works every day to protect the quality of life we all work so hard to achieve. His passion for our city and commitment to lasting infrastructure, great neighborhoods, first class parks, outstanding local schools and protecting the suburban fabric of our community has helped make and keep Plano the best place to live, work and raise a family. The run of top awards and accolades given to the City in the last few years are the best in Plano’s history.
Harry puts our families’ safety first. Last year, he hired an additional 70 public safety officers to protect our neighborhoods. His leadership has helped result in Law Street Media ranking Plano one of the top 10 safest cities in America. Protecting our financial security, Harry led the effort to cut our tax rate for the first time in 15 years. Plano has the lowest tax rate in the Metroplex.
Harry has invested millions in our neighborhoods and children. His “Great Update Rebate” initiative has rewarded homeowners thousands in incentives to renovate their homes to revitalize our older neighborhoods.
Harry doesn’t do this work for any financial reward. Whenever things get tough, as they can for all of us, Harry reads the letters he keeps in his desk from local schoolchildren. He says those notes remind him of why he does the job and inspire him to go out and make an even bigger impact.
Harry’s personal success as a financial advisor prepared him to lead our city, and he has the results to show it. In his short time at the helm, Harry has created 35,000 new jobs for our families. Every step of the way, Harry has been there – fulfilling his promises to Plano’s taxpayers.
While he never clocks out as mayor, Harry makes spending time with his wife of 20 years, Tracy, and his family the priority. With all his success Harry is still most proud of his two daughters, Brianna and Maya, who were born and raised here in Plano.