Tom Gordon is running for Mayor of Dublin and is promoting change.

“Since I’ve been in Dublin I see things differently than past administrations because I haven’t lived here for a long time,” Gordon said. “I think there needs to be some changes.”

Gordon said the fact that he only moved to Dublin with his wife of 41 years, Judy, six years ago helps to give him a more objective view of what the city needs and what changes should occur.

Specifically, Gordon says he thinks he could help quicken the pace at which things get accomplished.

“We need to speed things up,” Gordon said. “We’re so burdened with government red tape - the Grist Mill project has been going on for eight or nine years. I don’t think that’s necessary.”

Gordon is quick to add that he doesn’t think it’s the current administration’s fault that some projects have drug on and on.

He said the Pedestrian Parkway project has been going on about the same length of time.

“I think I would be more hands on to speed things up,” Gordon said.

The city manager and department heads are all very busy, Gordon said. “But we need to pay more attention to detail,” he said. “So things can be moved along faster. I would make phone calls and help out. I think that’s part of the mayor’s job.”

Gordon currently serves as city councilman, mayor pro-tem, Economic Development Board director, chamber of Commerce board director, vice chairman of Keep Dublin Beautiful and is a Dublin Lions Club member,

He retired from Delta Airlines after serving for 32 years in the customer service and training department.

He has two daughters, Susan DiCiccio of Dublin and Hollie Garrett of North Richland Hills