I have lived in Bee Cave with my wife Bo for the past 13 years. My career started with my serving 9 years in the United States Marine Corps followed by a 30 years in high technology field operations. As an operational vice president I managed 100′s of people deployed around the world with P & L responsibility for budgets over $15M. After moving to Texas from the Northeast I became a realtor and now own my own real estate business practicing here in West Travis County. Since moving to Bee Cave I have served the citizens of Bee Cave as a Planning and Zoning Commissioner for 7 years and as Mayor Pro Tem on the City Council for the past 4 years.
When people ask me why I am involved in politics I tell them: “I just got sick of complaining about government and decided to do something in government”. Although the politics I was sick of was at a different level than city government I knew city government would be the best place for me to serve. When I first got involved with the city as a Planning and Zoning commissioner 11 years ago our biggest city problem was the volume of traffic on Hwy 71 between Bee Cave Rd. and FM 620. Although the city wanted very much to control its growth, local land owners wanted to capitalize on the rising property values. When plans for the Galleria first surfaced the aldermen at the time saw a way to make its development a WIN for its traffic problem. By adding a bypass road around the galleria from Bee Cave Rd to Hwy 620 much of the traffic could be diverted off of Hwy 71. Early on, I recall something that like 60% of the cars on Hwy 71 were going to and from FM 620 and Bee Cave Rd. Although the Galleria and The Shops @ the Galleria were apposed by many at the time they were proposed they have turned out to be the reasons hundred of people have moved to the Bee Cave area to raise their families. These two major developments in the city provide goods, services, restaurants, and office space for businesses and professional services. Our first class library draws people from all around the West Travis County area. The LTISD sports programs coupled with the LTYA programs offer children of all ages wonderful opportunities to compete at many levels.
If you would like a yard sign just email me at JackMcCool1@gmail.com .