Richard Manley For Mayor

Leading Longview Forward

Leadership | Economic Growth | Opportunity

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Leading Longview Forward

Our campaign slogan, Leading Longview Forward, is so much more than just a slogan. In it I think we capture all the hope, the energy, and the desire to realize the future that God has planned for us.

“For I know the plans I have for you… to prosper you… to give you hope and a future.” – Jer 29

The pillars, if you will, of our plan are:

  • Leadership
  • Economic Growth
  • Opportunity

3 Pillars of Our Plan

I have been in leadership roles across a broad spectrum of life experiences and have had the blessing of success at every level.

I have led multimillion dollar companies, both public and private, and enjoy the pleasure that comes from working with others to achieve a common goal.

Since being elected in 2010, I have worked hard to represent the good people of district 5 and have invested substantial effort into learning more about how our city works. In addition, I have always considered myself as a representative of every citizen of Longview, not just a district or a group. I strive to serve everyone in our city, having served as liaison to Development Services, Parks and Rec, the Arts Council and recently to the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee.

So being Longview mayor, leading the council, would be a role that comes naturally to me.

I would like to see Longview take the Leadership role in our county, our region, even at the state level so that the dreams we have for our families, our businesses and organizations, and ourselves can be realized.

That takes a bold, visionary leadership and I am eager to take that role to lead our city.

It means galvanizing every asset the city has in order to enhance the rich vitality of our city and the surrounding communities that so depend upon us.

I envision a new day of collaboration among the leaders of our community including private business owners, large land owners, LEDCO, the Chamber of Commerce, our county leadership, the leadership of surrounding cities and counties, and anyone else who wants to get on board this train. As Ronald Reagan said “You can accomplish anything if you do not care who gets the credit”.

I am all about getting the job done without hungering for recognition. I want the best for our city, regardless of whose idea it is.

The next mayor and council have a unique opportunity to create the future we all envision. We have spent the last 18 months and a great deal of time and money developing our road map to the future. It is called the Longview Comprehensive Plan. I have been intimately involved in the development of this plan, working closely with many of your fellow citizens and city leadership. It is imperative that we start the plan immediately.

If we dream it and are willing to work together, we can realize that dream.

If we, as a community, lead regionally and grow our economy, then we will create the opportunities we desire.

First and foremost, opportunity means jobs. We need to remember that as we implement our plans for the future. We need to make Longview the most business-friendly community in Texas. We have made progress in recent years and, as your mayor, I would push even harder to have Longview be known for its attractive business environment.

In addition to growing jobs, we have the opportunity to keep those people here and even entice our children and other young people to choose Longview to raise their families. The number one reason someone stays in a community is quality of life. Our comprehensive plan targets our parks and trails systems as one of the ways we can realize this opportunity.

So, let’s complete the trails system’s master plan. Let’s finish Lear park, let’s create bike lanes on our streets and make Longview a truly “walkable” city. Let’s make Longview one of those cities we have all visited where people go back home saying to themselves, “I could live there!”.

Let’s do it for our kids. Let’s do it for ourselves!

Richard Manley
Richard ManleyApr 16, 2015 @ 6:45am
CALLING ALL MANLEY VOTERS!
Please join us for the final debate tonight hosted by the Longview NAACP at Broughton Recreation Center, 6pm. Arrive a little early to get a good seat. See you soon!
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Richard Manley feeling Longview Proud with Kitty Bogle-Sherman and 2 othersApr 15, 2015 @ 11:12pm
Yesterday I spent some time at the Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon (these volunteers are great, they really do work hard!), had a chat with a group of residents at Fountainview Estates, then got to meet with some citizens briefly during their crime watch meeting.
Today has been busy as well! The Republican Women's Club of Gregg County gave me the opportunity to speak to their wonderful group of ladies, then a meet-and-greet hosted by Complete Business Systems.
These people care about Longview and its future. Truly amazing.
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Richard ManleyApr 13, 2015 @ 7:20pm
It's people like Dustin who make me even more excited about Longview's future. Dustin is working hard and asking questions about this race. Thank you for caring so much about our great city, and thank you for your support!
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Richard ManleyApr 13, 2015 @ 6:45am
Besides crime, what do you think should be the top priority of Longview's next mayor?
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Resumé


Family

• Married to Carol Manley for 28 years.
• Children: Richard III (chiropractor in CA); Winston (working in Houston); Shannon (Senior at Texas A&M).
• Member First Methodist Church

National/Civic Service

• US Marine Corps Artillery Officer
• Longview City Councilman District 5 since 2010
• Longview Comprehensive Plan Leadership Team
• Founding member and former President, Spring Hill ISD Education Foundation.
• United Way Board of Directors, Campaign Co-Chair
• Downtown Rotary
• Vision 2015 Committee Co-Chair
• Letourneau University President’s Advisory Council
• Community Improvement Project Task Force Co-Chair
• Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Executive Committee
• Junior Achievement Board of Directors and Executive Committee

Professional Experience

• Operations and sales at American Hospital Supply, international provider of medical supplies and equipment.
• Ballard Medical Products, Inc., Salt Lake City. Start-up company.  Revolutionary products for patients in ICU.  Sales
grew from $2m to $75m.
• Owner of Cardiovascular Concepts, Inc. Regional Distributor in 15 states. Grew sales from $10m to $36m.
• Co-founder of VitalMedix, Inc.,  provider of supplies and technology to nursing homes.
• Owner of R Manley Enterprises, real estate investment company.
• Chairman of the Board, Avcor Healthcare Products, Inc. Medical manufacturing and global sourcing.


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