I’m grateful and honored by the widespread support I’ve received from community and business leaders, and people like you across Cedar Park. Together, we can restore civility and common-sense to our city council and get back to focusing on making our city a great place to live, work, and play. Click here to add your name to our growing list of supporters.
I strongly support Heather Jefts for Cedar Park City Council. In a political environment where its seems like we have so few good people running for office and plethora of undesirable candidates in either of the political parties, it is refreshing to have the ability to vote for such a solid and grounded candidate as Heather. I have known Heather Jefts since 1999 – probably longer than any other person in Cedar Park. Heather is a wonderful person with a strong moral commitment to do what is right. She is fair, honest, and hard working. Regardless of your political leaning, you will not find a better person to serve on the Cedar Park City Council. I only wish we had more self-less candidates running for office like Heather Jefts. Thank you Heather for your hard work and commitment to Cedar Park.
Chris C. Gaskins
Cedar Park, TX
I personally wanted to thank you for what you do for our city. I’ve seen you pushing to help with our city growth, helping making Cedar Park an amazing place to live in. It’s not easy, as our city is growing in radical pace, and with it the challenges going from a small city into a metropolitan that serve the cities around us.
You have a lot of work ahead of you, we want more jobs, better education and services in our city, so keep pushing as hard as you can, you can never rest when you serve us, but you have our vote and confidence to do the job.
I have worked with Heather Jefts on a few animal issues. From those experiences I have found that when she hears a problem, she takes the time to gather the facts and talks to all the stakeholders involved. She is readily available to her constituents to hear their issues. Although I do not live in Cedar Park, I have occasions where I work with the different city councils in Williamson County. I feel she has served Cedar Park well and would voice my support to her to continue to be on the City Council of Cedar Park. As an animal advocate, I know from conversations as well as social media that Heather is a compassionate advocate for the well-being of animals. Heather represents the city of Cedar Park well.
A personal story. We have all said a lot about all of the professional and community reasons we so strongly support Heather Jefts for re-election to our Cedar Park City Council. But I’m also someone who looks at people from a personal standpoint, as well.
Most closer friends know we had a really tough last couple of years. All within a 12-month period, we lost two very dear family members to cancer, my husband battled cancer and surgery himself, and I also was dealing with a four month long painful and almost immobilizing illness that went undiagnosed (and therefore untreated properly) for months.
When you are going though difficult times, you notice who moves away from you and who moves toward you. We only met Heather three years ago, so she is not a decades long friend. But when my husband was diagnosed and facing surgery and I was also so sick at the same time, one of the very first people who reached out to us was the always incredibly busy Heather Jefts. For those of you who really know Heather, she is quite the cookie baker (even those really fancy looking iced cookies!) – and cookies were coming to us immediately. She was also regularly checking in on us and sending cards to see if she could help us in any way. She touched my heart so much during those difficult months for us.
Heather continues to be the same decent, honest and caring friend and representative today. She does so much volunteer work around our city that many people don’t even know about. She volunteers to help children, teens, the sick and hungry – and rescues dogs, to boot! I also pay close attention when a local candidate I have heavily supported changes once they are elected. I want to know people are authentic and the same person – both during campaigns and once elected. And Heather has proven time and time again beyond a shadow of a doubt that we made the right decision to support her every time she runs for office. She earned even greater admiration, respect and support from us in the two years she served on Council. As I said, there are many professional reasons to support her, but I wanted to also tell a personal “human” story of who Heather Jefts is as a person, as well.
In my experience, I run into Heather Jefts everywhere. Whether it’s at a community event, a local business function or just out and about; she’s always approachable and ready to listen. Through our conversations, it’s clear to me that Heather truly wants what’s best for everyone who lives and works in Cedar Park.
I’m sending this email to you to let you know how much I appreciate all that you do for the Cedar Park community. Since we first met a little over a year ago, I have witnessed first-hand the time and energy you’ve spent, and the passion you have, to help Cedar Park become a better place to live. There is so much negativity in our world today I thought it would be a good idea to send some positive energy your way to let you know that your efforts to help improve Cedar Park are greatly appreciated.
I’m so glad that you were able to become a Literacy Partner volunteer with the Education Connection program and help us get every child reading by the end of the 3rd grade. There are so many children in our community that need a stable, role model to consistently show up every week and read with them. You are having a positive impact in these children’s lives and I know they are having a positive effect on your life.
Over the last year I’ve seen you out in the community supporting our local businesses. Whether it’s a ribbon-cutting for a new business, an anniversary for an existing business, a business fair, or just being a patron at a local store or restaurant, you are there to support our local Cedar Park businesses.
You also take an active role in supporting the nonprofit organizations in our community. On Amplify Austin Day, you were promoting the non-profit organizations in our community. We are very blessed in Cedar Park to have a lot of great non-profit organizations and a supportive community of volunteers to help. I’m particularly grateful that you have shown support for the Cedar Park Public Library Foundation. Your support helps the foundation assist the Library in achieving excellence through financial assistance for Library initiatives like Books for Babies, and the annual summer reading program. Like me, I know you feel strongly about supporting our children and their education. After all, the children are the future of this community.
I would also like to compliment you for making yourself accessible to the community through your weekly “office hours” program. I think it is a great idea to allow the public access to you during the week. It gives us the opportunity to learn more about important issues in our community, where you stand on these issues, and to be able to voice our opinion. I think it shows that you are transparent and open to discussing different ideas as well as discovering what the citizens of Cedar Park are thinking and wanting.
Win or lose stay true to yourself. You and I have talked about it before; it is PURPOSE, not politics. Even if we don’t always agree on the methods, we all agree on the purpose. Our PURPOSE is to make Cedar Park a better place to live, own a business, and raise critical thinking, productive children who will continue to improve Cedar Park over the next 50 years.
Again, thank you for your dedication to Cedar Park, one of the best cities in the nation to live.