In a recent mailer to voters in Preston Hollow and District 13, city council candidate Brint Ryan said his business experience, and lack of political experience, is what voters need at city hall.

“[W]hat I have done for the past 20 years is serve as a fiscal watchdog for my clients – and now more than ever, that’s exactly what we need from our leadership at City Hall,” the mailer said.

His company, Ryan tax consulting firm, employs more than 775 employees and grosses than $175 million in annual revenues, according the flyer. Ryan said his experience as a CEO of the company and as a tax expert equip him to be a fiscal watchdog that will cut City Hall spending “because at the end of the day, it’s the voters of District 13 who will pay the most if City Hall raises taxes.”

Ryan also proposes a tax freeze for senior citizens in the flyer.

“The laws that allow this have been in place for years, and many other neighboring cities already have enacted ordinances to protect seniors from tax increases, but our City Council has yet to act on it – most likely because they would like to protect their ability to raise taxes,” the mailer said.

 Ryan is running against former park board and city plan commissioner Ann Margolin.

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