Moore asks to be elected

Place 6
Carl ‘Corky’ Moore

Carl ‘Corky’ Moore

Carl “Corky” Moore, candidate for Place 6 on the Port Aransas City Council, has released the following statement.

“My name is Carl “Corky” Moore, and I am running for Port Aransas City Council Place 6. I love Port Aransas. I was born here, I grew up here, and I have a strong lineage that dates back to the late 1800s on both my father’s and my mother’s side of my family. I am firmly attached to the Port Aransas community because this is where my family still lives, this is where we work, go to church, and where my children attend school. I am Port Aransas, and I am proud.

“I have the passion and the experience necessary to support our city with balancing growth while preserving our beloved historical integrity. I’m confident that I can bring success to this position. I am confident that I am a good fit for this position for several reasons, but most specifically because of my dedication to going above and beyond. I grew up a Port Aransas island boy. I spent countless hours and days as a child behind the counter of Bilmore and Son’s watching my family serve the fishermen and women who came and went, or hung around for hours. I walked our island barefoot from end to end. I remember the appearance of our little fishing village, but most importantly, I remember the feel of the community. It is still a part of me and helped shape who I am today. To understand that community, it cannot be explained, it must be experienced.

“After graduating high school, I attended Baylor University in Waco, TX, and I went on to earn a BBA degree in Management of Computer Science. My work experience ranges from working as an hourly wage dishwasher for a pizza restaurant to a Vice President of Software Sales for a publicly traded company. I have worked as an employee, an independent contractor, managed a team of fifty professionals, and owned several businesses. These experiences have allowed me to appreciate and understand the unique perspectives and values of all walks of life.

“Since returning to my hometown of Port Aransas, I have reconnected with my roots. My passion for Port Aransas runs deep in my blood, and it is exhibited every day through my actions and hard work. Currently, I am the owner and operator of Hearth & Haus, which is a development business focused on the preservation of “Old Town” Port Aransas, including the restoration of the historical Gibb’s Cottages. I serve as a board member of the Port Aransas Preservation and Historical Association (PAPHA). My wife, Elizabeth, is a Family Nurse Practitioner. She serves Port Aransas as a member of the Texas Sand- Fest board and School Health Advisory Council (SHAC). She is a co-chair for the Marlins in Action student volunteer program. My daughter, Ella, is a sophomore at PAHS. She is a Varsity Cheerleader and plays Varsity Softball. She is also a member of the PAHS Theater One-Act Play and A Honor Roll. She holds a parttime job at Georgia’s children’s boutique. My son, Maclain is a Freshman at PAHS. He enjoys baseball, golf, and is a member of the PAHS Theater One-Act Play, Student Council, and A Honor Roll.

“We must ensure that we protect and preserve the ideals of our unique community. We cannot prevent its growth, nor should we desire to stop it. We should however have a strong hand in shaping its growth much like that of our future generations.”

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