Name:

Sheila Johnson

District:

3

Office/Seat you are running for:

McKinney City Council

Email:

sheilaformckinney@outlook.com

Phone:

(214) 789-7256

Campaign website:

sheilajohnsonformckinney.com

Education:

Richland College, University of North Texas - Marketing

Professional background/employment

Business owner - Johnson Insurance and Financial - Investment Professional - Series 6 + 63 Security Licenses

Why are you seeking this office?

After living in McKinney for 20+ years and serving in various capacities and as a result of encouragement by several McKinney business owners, it is clear to me that my business and financial background experience is needed at this particular time. Additionally, I now have the time to devote to this endeavor. I love McKinney and relocated my financial service practice to McKinney 10 years ago. 

What qualifies you to understand the unique needs facing McKinney businesses?

Being a business owner for 28 years, I understand first-hand the needs and concerns of the business owner. I have worked with start-ups, mom & pop businesses as well as corporations - large and small. I also was appointed to and served on the McKinney Economic Development Corporation Board. Business owners trust and respect me due to my long and successful track record. We talk the same language.

The McKinney Chamber has identified priorities for our community’s economic health, including transportation, water and economic development. Please share your thoughts on the following questions:

  1. What are the most important issues the businesses in your district face?

Rising rent & parking

  1. What is the city’s role in growing the economy and how can we best attract businesses to McKinney while supporting existing businesses?

Improving our media/message. Insure EDC is involved with expansion & retention of existing business. 

  1. What role do you believe McKinney National Airport has in McKinney’s economic development?

The role is the closest thing we have that compares with Allen retail. 

  1. How can McKinney continue to increase the commercial tax base?

New business development, airport & commercial businesses.

  1. In a growing community, do you anticipate supporting transportation initiatives including public transportation?

Yes.

  1. What do you believe is McKinney’s greatest challenge/opportunity in the next three years?

Balancing the taxbase/airport development.