Due to the City of Conroe’s term limit rule, the city council will soon be getting a new member. Place 3 Councilman Duke Coon will not be able to run for re-election at the end of his current term, his second, setting up an open race for his seat.
Running to succeed Coon is longtime Conroe resident and groundwater guru Harry Hardman. Hardman has served as an elected member of the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District board, and currently serves as the board president. He has also served as a MUD board president. Hardman has been an advocate of private property rights, deregulation, and lower water bills.
Hardman is running with the full support and endorsement of the outgoing councilman:
“As I leave office in May due to term limits, I could not be more excited for the future of Conroe with the announcement of Mr. Harry Hardman running to serve Conroe City Council Position 3 that I’ve borrowed from the Citizens of Conroe for the last eight years,” said Coon. “Mr. Hardman is a man of honor, integrity and service and I will be enthusiastically supporting him to lead this City for many years to come.”
Coon is not the only familiar name in Conroe politics backing Hardman’s campaign. Hardman has announced that former Conroe Mayor Webb Melder will be serving as his campaign treasurer. “It’s an honor to be associated with Mr. Harry Hardman,” said Melder. “His business experience, together with his previous and current public service will be an asset to the City of Conroe.”
Harry and his wife, Paula, have been property owners in Montgomery County since 1998, and full-time residents of Conroe since 2004. They have 2 children and 2 grandchildren. Hardman is a member of the Advisory Board at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M and an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Professionally, Hardman is employed by SalesTalk Technologies as Senior Vice President. Prior to joining SalesTalk, Harry spent most of his career in the technology sector, where he held various Sales Leadership positions for multinational companies and has been regularly recognized for his sales expertise.
The Conroe municipal election will be held in May, and is a completely different election from the party primaries, which are in March.
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