About Mike

"I believe a city councilperson is the "voice" of the citizens within their ward, and an advocate for the enhanced safety, security and quality of life for the people of Beaumont.

I will continue to be your advocate and public servant, always promoting fiscal responsibility at City Hall. I will work to keep our police, fire and EMS at proper staffing and training levels with the equipment they need to do their jobs."

Mike Getz

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BACKGROUND
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INNOVATIVE
LEADERSHIP

​-Eagle Scout

-Graduate of Lamar University & South Texas College at Law

-Beaumont Attorney for over 25 years

-Married to wife Allison Nathan Getz with three successful adult children

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FISCAL
CONSERVATISM

-Supports no tax increase - hold the rate at .71 per one hundred dollars of valuation

-Opposed the purchase and demolition of the AT&T building downtown with tax dollars

-Proponent of renovating bus system with Uber ride share vouchers for economically disadvantaged which will save millions of taxpayer dollars

-Advocate for bringing a professional facility manager to Beaumont to manage golf course with potential to save taxpayers $400,000 or more each year

-Fought against the corruption of the former BISD administration and helped facilitate the TEA coming to Beaumont

-Led the charge to have the BISD football stadium renamed

-Elected to the Beaumont City Council in 2011

-Served a term as Mayor Pro-Tem

-Established several Neighborhood Associations - four active in Ward 2

-Created and launched Oktoberfest in 2015 with thousands in annual attendance

-Encouraged and promoted Uber coming to Beaumont

-Advocated placement of "IN GOD WE TRUST" decals on city emergency vehicles and personally underwrote the cost of the decals.

-Presently advocating for the creation of dog park at Roger's Park

-Working to resolve Beaumont's homeless issues as chair of Beaumont Homeless Coalition

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INFRASTRUCTURE
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SAFETY & CITIZEN
PROTECTION

-Promoted and obtained street rehabilitation throughout Ward 2, including Amelia, Old Calder, Berry, White, Jackson, Haliday, Westgate, Wescalder, East Circuit, Pinchback, and others.

-Proponent of using state grant to resurface Dowlen Road (instead of letting the money go back to the State), and supports extending Dowlen Road to IH-10

-Advocate for strong Police, Fire and EMS protection

-Graduate of Citizen Police Academy

-Life member of the 100 Club

-Leading the charge to get cameras installed at Hike & Bike Trails

-Currently working with TxDot and City of Beaumont to have traffic signal installed at intersection of Major Dr. and Village Dr.