The Woodlands Township candidate DuBois endorsed by respected county leaders Noack, Bush, McRae, and Sadler

By: Liz Grimm
| Published 09/30/2019

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THE WOODLANDS, TX -- Andy DuBois, candidate for Position 7 on The Woodlands Township Board of Directors in the Nov. 5 election, has been endorsed in his campaign by Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack, Montgomery County Treasurer and business owner Melanie Bush, Montgomery County Tax Assessor-Collector Tammy McRae, and former 25-year Montgomery County Judge Alan B. Sadler.

These respected county leaders endorsed DuBois because of his knowledge of The Woodlands and Montgomery County, his experience working and living in the community and his commitment to fiscal responsibility and limited government, thus protecting residents’ quality of life.

“As the longest-serving county judge in the history of Montgomery County, I know what it takes to be an effective leader. No one comes close to possessing the skills, knowledge of the issues and independence as Andy DuBois,” Judge Sadler stated. “I’m proud to fully support and endorse him for The Woodlands Township Board of Directors, Position 7.”

DuBois is the manager of precinct projects for the Montgomery County Precinct 3 Commissioner’s Office, where he has worked since May 2018. Prior to this role, he served as executive editor for Houston Community Newspapers & Media Group, running the editorial departments for 24 community newspapers spread among seven offices throughout the greater Houston area, while also holding various other editor positions working for the company from 2000 to 2018. His management of local newspapers, including The Woodlands Villager and The Courier of Montgomery County, as well as his community involvement, earned the respect of public officials and residents in the area.

“I proudly endorse Andy DuBois for The Woodlands Township Board, Position 7. As the Montgomery County Tax Assessor-Collector, independence and integrity are two of the traits that I value in leaders. In my opinion, no one exhibits those qualities better than Andy DuBois,” McRae said.

DuBois wants to slow down certain township board members’ rush to incorporate. He wants to ensure residents have all details concerning costs, property tax impact and structure of services prior to this ever being placed on a ballot for a vote. DuBois also believes there are no current benefits to incorporation, especially since the community is protected from annexation through 2057 and legislation now has put the power in the hands of the people to approve any annexation efforts thereafter.

His focus will be on putting residents first by ensuring the township maintains a limited, fiscally responsible government that places efforts and finances on the key service responsibilities – Fire/EMS, supplemental law enforcement, parks & recreation (including pools and pathways), neighborhood services, special events, tourism, economic development partnerships, trash collection, landscaping and streetlights.

“Let’s not unnecessarily grow government,” he said.

He also will work with the responsible governmental entities to provide smart mobility solutions that improve traffic flow entering, exiting and within The Woodlands, while preventing cut-through problems by getting controversial road extensions removed from the major thoroughfare plan. DuBois will work toward better drainage and flood mitigation in the areas of The Woodlands that need it, while protecting the majority of homeowners, whose properties have not flooded, from some poorly thought-out proposals that could have an adverse flood effect in certain residential areas.

In providing lower taxes, DuBois will push for a 20 percent homestead exemption, and supports senior, disabled and veteran exemptions. DuBois, a graduate of Leadership Montgomery County who served on the board for eight years, will help promote partnerships to continue economic development, travel, tourism and local business success that creates more sales tax revenue, thus taking pressure off the residential property taxpayers.

“I will accomplish these goals by providing the highest level of truth, transparency and trust to residents, and being accessible and accountable to the entire community,” said DuBois, whose cell phone is available to the public.

DuBois has lived in The Woodlands for 20 years. He and his wife Kirsten have a blended family of Madeline DuBois, 21, who attends the University of Arkansas; Matthew York, 18, a senior at The Woodlands High School; Hunter DuBois, 17, also a senior at The Woodlands High School and a captain on the wrestling team; and Cecily York, 13, who attends McCullough Junior High and competes with Dynamo/Dash club soccer.

DuBois is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, where he met his late wife Cindy DuBois, known for her role as the director of marketing and education for The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. They were married for 17 years before she passed away from cancer in 2013. DuBois remarried in May 2017 to Kirsten York, who runs her own pharmaceutical strategic marketing business. The two sold their homes in the Village of Indian Springs and moved to Alden Bridge after their marriage.

“I am extremely pleased to have the support of these well-respected community leaders,” DuBois said. “As a resident, a parent, a professional and a volunteer, I am personally, emotionally and financially invested in this wonderful community. Moreover, I am passionate about providing residents with the leadership and information necessary to make informed decisions when deciding our future – not to mention preserving of our great community.”

For more information about Andrew DuBois, visit his Facebook page Andy DuBois for The Woodlands Township Position 7, email duboiscampaign@att.net or call him on his cell phone at 281-467-9512.

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