Tyler native Don Warren announced this morning that he intends to run for the District 4 city council seat next May.
Warren’s announcement comes after current District 4 Councilman Martin Heines announced his intention to run for mayor.
Warren graduated from Texas Tech University, and has been an oil and gas professional for more than 30 years. He owns Lomoco, Inc., a small oil and gas asset management firm, which he formed in 1994.
Since 2010, he has served as a volunteer on Tyler’s Planning and Zoning Commission and is currently co-chairman of the Bergfeld Park Improvement Project.
Warren is also co-chairman of the Downtown Tyler Art Center Task Force and serves as a board member and volunteer at Gateway to Hope.
Warren previously served as a board member with the Smith County Child Welfare Board, the Saint Marcus Compassion House and the Tyler Museum of Art.
“After visiting with residents of the district as well as community leaders over the past several months, I am excited to announce my candidacy for city council,” Warren said in his announcement. “Tyler has great momentum with the pay–as–you-go plan and the overall businesslike approach to city government.”
“The city is in great shape because of the work of the strong management team and the commitment of current and past mayors and council members. I believe my background and experience serving on city committees as well as other diverse community boards will be an asset in working as a member of the city council. I have passion for the city and a desire to work together to build consensus on important projects that make our city great. I would consider it an honor to be elected to this position,” he added.
Warren is married to Chelli and has two daughters and five grandchildren. The Warrens attend Green Acres Baptist Church.