Denton Mayor Seeks Third, Final Term

Considered running for a congressional seat

By Justin Hinton
|  Tuesday, Jan 17, 2012  |  Updated 1:08 PM CDT
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Denton Mayor Seeks Third, Final Term

Mark Burroughs

Denton Mayor Mark Burroughs.

Denton Mayor Mark Burroughs will seek a third and final term in office, according to a report in the Denton Record Chroncle.

Burroughs considered running for a congressional seat, but the uncertainty with the legislative districts in Texas changed his mind.

He told the Chronicle he did not run for a new congressional seat because redistricting did not produce a new seat in Denton County. Population growth in Texas has increased the number of U.S. House seats for the 2012 elections to four, however, none of the districts are expected to include Denton.

A majority of the county is expected to remain under the representation of Lewisville Republican Michael Burgess.

In his thrid term, Burroughs plans to focus on delayed projects such as the new city subdepartment geared towards infill and redevelopment projects.

He has represented Denton as Mayor since 2008.

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