Former Mayor Pro Tem Seeks To Keep Frisco A “Very Special Place To Raise A Family”
Former Frisco Councilman & Mayor Pro Tem Maher Maso today filed his candidacy for Frisco Mayor for the election to be held May 10. Maso is seeking to replace his longtime friend and current Mayor Mike Simpson who is not seeking reelection due to term limits.
“I have a deep passion for Frisco and want to make sure our close-knit community continues to improve,” said Maher. “I’ve worked with our Chamber of Commerce to grow our economy, helped our children as a volunteer coach and served on the City Council where I kept taxes low and fought for more state funds to reduce our traffic. Now I want to bring my enthusiasm to the Mayor’s office.”
“We all know Frisco is the best place to live, work and raise a family,” added Maher. “As our Mayor, I will use my experience and energy to keep our community a very special place to raise a family.”
Looking to get an early start on the campaign, Maher was waiting on the doorsteps of City Hall when it opened this morning, the first day candidates can file for office.
“My family is excited to start my campaign for Frisco Mayor,” said Maher. “I can’t wait to talk to our residents about my plans to reduce traffic, grow our economy, keep our taxes low and protect our families from violent crime.”
Though it is early in the campaign, Maher has already received the endorsement of Senator Florence Shapiro, former Frisco Mayors Bob Warren and Harold Bacchus, former Frisco Councilmembers David Buck, Gary Downey, Mike Zapata and Kelly Doster, and former Planning & Zoning Chair Baxter Brinkmann.
Maher and his wife of almost two decades, Val, and their three children moved to Frisco in 1992. He was first elected to public office in 2000 and was re-elected in 2002 and 2004. Maher was the longest serving Mayor Pro Tem in Frisco, appointed by his colleagues five times from 2003 to 2007.
Maher was chosen as the Frisco Citizen of the Year in 2005 and one of the 21 for 21st Century leaders in 2004, which is given to Collin County leaders who have demonstrated leadership in varied fields in the new millennium. Maher is the Vice President of several privately held corporations and serves on the board of directors of Network Cybernetics Corporation.