Democrats in Flower Mound are disturbed by Mayor Tom Hayden’s latest comments on Facebook.
“Apparently he doesn’t want to represent us, and he doesn’t care," Democrat Daniel Moran said, who’s running for State House District 63.
Mayor Hayden spotted a post on “Flower Mound Cares," a community forum on Facebook, written by a local resident, Kris Thompson.
“Our town has a great group of democrats who are having tons of fun getting to know each other by meeting up at local restaurants from time to time,” Thompson wrote.
The mayor shared Thompson’s post on the “Flower Mound Area Republican Forum”, and wrote
“Texas is seeing much immigration from north of the Red River and the far west (Toyota for example) and many of these folks are bringing with them different values and philosophies.
“We need to be on guard," the mayor wrote. "Because I can feel the shift happening right under our noses”.
“It was kind of like you know ‘hide your children, hide you wives!’ type situation,” Thompson said. "It was really upsetting to me because I was really trying to bring people together."
The mayor said he does represent all residents of Flower Mound.
“We’re doing great, happy to have everybody here, but again I’ve somebody who’s also espoused conservative values," said Hayden.
Hayden said he was only trying to warn fellow Republicans that they may be in danger of losing their grip on Texas politics.
“We do want to be careful that you while we’re kind of arguing amongst ourselves that you know people are coming, things are changing and we don’t want to be asleep at the switch," said Jayden.
Hayden sparked a controversy late last year when he proclaimed 2014 “The Year of the Bible” in Flower Mound.
In May, he ran unopposed for a second term as Flower Mound mayor.